How To Do Heavy Barbell Exercises Safely

About a half of my 50 weight workout years are done at a gym. I found, that many men had a habit to lift too heavy weights. That habit was dangerous, especially in barbell bench press and barbell squat. Without a helper (spotter), they were flattened between bar and bench or floor.

Because I recommend doing some sets to muscular failure, you must have some kind of safety bench or power rack. These allow you to do barbell workouts safely. Always remember a proper lifting form, too.



If you want to do at home heavy bench presses, squats and deadlifts, you need at least an olympic, or even a powerlifting bar set.

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Life Fitness has barbells, too.

All these bars above are long enough for safety racks.

If you are not interested in bench presses, squats and deadlifts, you can buy a cheaper barbell set.

 Power Rack

If you have space and want to do bench presses and squats safely, I recommend a such kind of rack, which gives a possibility to do chin-ups, too. Note! You need an adjustable bench.



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I think, that health is the most important thing in my life. That’s why my recommendation is, that you train safely and avoid all accidents in training. Remember, follow my and other experts’ advise. Stay happy, healthy and strong.

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