Strength training can boost your confidence, but does firing up the thigh adductor/abductor really put you in beast mode? If youâre hiding behind your gymâs Nautilus machines because youâre too intimidated to pick up a barbell, itâs time you got over that. Youâre missing out on big gains, not to mention the empowerment that comes with putting hand to iron. To help you get out of your comfort zone, weâve shed light on four barbell movements by breaking them down step-by-step. Yes, itâs a lot to take in, so at first, take things slowly and keep the weight light. And whenever youâre using a barbell, always start with five reps on an empty bar before adding plates.
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