7 Weighted Bar Exercises for Overall Toning

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A few years ago I was introduced to a steel weighted bar known to many as the Body Bar. If you are not familiar with this particular piece of workout equipment, it is basically a steel bar in various weights encased in foam. They range between 4-6 feet in length. Not only are weighted bars used in resistant training workouts, but they can be used for balance, flexibility and core stabilization. And because they recruit more muscles than machines do, they make for a challenging yet very effective workout.

Below are seven weighted bar exercises I have put together to give your workouts a fresh spin.

Biceps, Quadriceps, Hamstrings

Stork Curl and Leg Extension

Butt, Core, Legs, Shoulder

Overhead Press and Squat

Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings

Barbell Forward Lunge

Squat and Stationary Lunge with Weighted Bar

Butt, Arms, Abs, Thighs

Pullover Bridge


Wide-Stance Side-to-Side Squats

Chest, Core, Triceps

Wobbly Push-Up

Have you ever used a weighted bar as part of your exercise routine? Is this something you would like to try?