Abdominal Exercises with Barbell
The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.
Use the exercises below to strengthen your upper abs.
A barbell is a piece of exercise equipment used in weight training, weightlifting and powerlifting. Barbells range in length from 4 feet (1.2 m) to 8 feet (2.4 m) and vary in diameter.
Disc weights (plates) are slid onto the outer portions of the bar to obtain the desired total weight. These weights are often secured with collars to prevent them from sliding off during the exercise.
The barbell can vary in weight from 15lbs. to 45lbs. and has sleeves on both ends that rotate. This enables the weight plates to spin on their own axis, which eliminates the rotational-inertia effect placed on the lifter during explosive lifts like the clean and jerk and snatch.
The barbell trunk twist is an intermediate core strength exercise. This exercise requires a lot of upper body and core strength and should only be performed by intermediate to advanced fitness levels.
Obliques & Upper Abs Exercise