When I first heard about the front barbell raise, I wasn’t expecting much. My first thought was, “Wow. That’s a weird idea.” The front barbell raise is an easy and effective way to build mass for the barbell, so if you’ve never tried it before, let’s be honest—you may never want to lift it again.
It seems to be a pretty popular variation of the front barbell raise. And though it’s not for beginners, it’s definitely not for those who are afraid of the barbell on their shoulders, as there are some risks involved.
The front barbell raise is also known as the “barbell squat,” or the “stair-stepping” variation. In this variation you hold your barbell in front of your chest with both hands, and then slowly and deliberately raise your barbell up to your chin. Then, as you slowly come down, you lower it back to your chest and repeat.
This is a popular variation in gyms and fitness studios, and a simple and effective one at that. The front barbell raise also includes a side variation too. As you lower your barbell to your chest, you raise your legs and lower your barbell to your stomach.
So for this variation, you are lifting your barbell in front of your chest, and then slowly and deliberately lowering it in front of your chin. Then, as you slowly come down, you lower it back to your chest and repeat.
As far as I know, it was first invented by James “The Human Pit Bull” Taylor in the early 2000s. It’s now a popular workout for the gym’s more health-conscious clients, but it was popularized by the infamous strength-training company, StrongLifts.
The technique was later popularized by former UFC champion and current WWE mixed martial arts champion, Gilbert Melendez, who used it to become a world-wide celebrity.
Back in the day, the front barbell raise was used by many martial arts trainers to “build” the core. But it was quickly embraced as a useful tool for building strength and is now a much more popular workout nowadays for athletes and strength-trained athletes alike. It’s also a highly effective way to build muscle tone and is used by strength-trained athletes on a regular basis.
It’s a simple exercise that can be made more effective with a weight-loss mindset. Most people are probably familiar with the benefits of weight training, but for those who don’t, it’s a quick and easy way to get an additional workout in. The only requirement is that you are in the right place (usually a free gym) and that you have a pair of dumbbells. You can also use your own body weight to help you push yourself harder.
I’m not sure I should use the word “weight loss” when talking about the benefits of building muscle. This video really does make me think it would be a good idea to consider doing this. Not only are they doing a great workout, but they are building muscle and you don’t even have to lift weights. I’ve always wanted to try this but I never actually had the chance.