Lower Body Barbell Workout Guide at Xercise4Less Gyms
Focus on your legs, thighs, calves and glutes with a muscle-building Xercise4Less Lower Body Barbell Workout Guide. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user you’ll work your quads and engage your core when you use our barbell workout especially for the lower body.
Sit down with a Personal Trainer in your local Xercise4Less gym and work out where to include a lower body barbells exercise in your fitness programme. Our fitness team can also give you guidance on barbell lifting technique if you need more help. You’ll soon see how you can shed lower body flab and tone up with these effective lower body barbell workouts.
Exercise Your Lower Body with a Barbell Workout
Hit your fitness targets quicker and feel the full benefits of using this Xercise4Less Lower Body Barbells Workout Guide. Just try the following barbell exercises:
- Barbell Back Squats
- Barbell Deadlift
- Barbell Front Squats
- Barbell Walking Lunges
- Barbell Straight-Leg Deadlift
Repeat these barbell lifts back to back. Try to make your transitions between each of the lower body barbell moves as smooth as possible and focus on quality barbell reps with good form. Once you complete the set of lower body barbell exercises, take a one-minute rest.
If you’d prefer to use a whole body workout with barbells, check out our Full Body Barbell Workout Guide or focus on your shoulders and arms with our Upper Body Barbell Workout Guide. Don’t worry about barbell technique when you can talk to our friendly Personal Trainers for advice. You won’t have to be concerned about queuing during your barbell session either. At any Xercise4Less gym you can choose from 2 Sets of 10-45kg straight barbells and 2 Sets of 10-45kg EZ Curl barbells.
Read on for more detailed instructions on how to perform these lower body barbell exercises correctly.
Barbell Back Squats for Lower Body Workouts
This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with barbells and where better to start your lower body workout than with a Barbell Back Squat?
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and place a barbell on your back at shoulder height. Keep your torso upright, stick your butt out behind you and lower your body until your knees are 90 degrees. Keep your weight on your heels. Push off your heels and return to a standing position.
Do 8-12 Barbell Back Squat lower body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.
Lower Body Fitness with Barbell Deadlifts
Start shredding fat and piling on muscle with the highly effective Barbell Deadlift.
Stand over the barbell with your feet shoulder-width and underneath the bar. Bend forward at the waist and grab the barbell. With your weight primarily in your heels, keep your back straight, exhale and lift the barbell off the ground by standing up.
Do 8-12 Barbell Deadlift lower body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.
Barbell Front Squats for Improved Lower Body Strength
Hit your fitness targets even quicker with the help of a lower body Barbell Front Squat.
Hold a barbell at shoulder height, elbows forward. With a straight torso, bend the knees and lower your body until your knees reach 90 degrees. Keep your knees from going over the toe line. Breathe out and stand to return to your starting position.
Do 8-12 Barbell Front Squat lower body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.
Barbell Walking Lunges for Your Lower Body
Start toning your lower body with a Barbell Walking Lunges session.
Position a barbell across your back while standing with your feet shoulder width apart. Step forward with one leg, flexing the knees to drop your hips. Descend until your rear knee nearly touches the ground with upright posture and your front knee should stay above the front foot. Drive through the heel of your lead foot and extend both knees to raise yourself back up. Repeat the lunge on the opposite leg.
Do 8-12 Barbell Walking Lunges lower body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.
Strengthen Your Lower Body with a Barbell Straight-Leg Deadlift
A Barbell Straight-Leg Deadlift is ideal for the lower body part of your fitness plan.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a barbell in an overhand grip and palms facing you. Your knees should be slightly bent. Bend at your hips and lower the barbell, keeping your back straight. Lower until you feel the stretch in your hamstrings and glutes and then slowly straighten back up. Keep the barbell close to your body throughout and keep it slow and controlled.
Do 8-12 Barbell Step-up lower body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.
Join Xercise4Less Gyms to Benefit from Lower Body Barbell Workouts
There’s nowhere better to start or continue your fitness journey than Xercise4Less Gyms. And that includes Lower Body Barbell Workouts. Our guide to working out with a barbell will help you smash your fitness goals no matter how challenging you make them. Benefit from 2 Sets of 10-45kg straight barbells and 2 Sets of 10-45kg EZ Curl barbells in your local gym. Combine that exercise equipment with our Lower Body Barbell Workout Guide to deliver the real body you’ve always wanted. Prefer to work on your whole body with barbells? Then take a look at our Xercise4Less Full Body Barbell Workout Guide or target your shoulders with our Upper Body Barbell Workout.
Barbells are only a small part of how Xercise4Less Gyms can help you on your fitness journey. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, at the People’s Gym we offer everything you need to hit your fitness goals from the latest resistance and cardio machines to a Ladies Only gym zone. Work out with our Personal Trainers in our amazing Body Transformation Camps or work with our fitness staff to plan the right fitness programme for your real body. Add in a dedicated Spin studio, functional fitness area, combat zone with boxing ring and MMA cage as well as inclusive group exercise classes and you have the ideal body toning recipe.
Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and start using barbells to shape your body, lose weight or add muscle, we’re with you every step of your way to improved health and wellbeing.