How To Do Barbell Pullover ?


Eager to know how to do Barbell Pullover exercise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS BARBELL PULLOVER ?

Barbell pullover is an exercise performed to strengthen the upper back and chest portions of the body.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES BARBELL PULLOVER WORK ?

Primary muscles: Barbell pullover exercise work best on Chest, Upper Back / Traps. Secondary muscles: Shoulders, Triceps are the secondary muscles that barbell pullover exercise benefit the most.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A BARBELL PULLOVER EXERCISE REQUIRE ?

The Barbell pullover exercise require Barbell / EZ-Bar to be performed.

 

HOW TO DO BARBELL PULLOVERS ?

7 steps and you shall be able to perform Barbell pullover exercise.

  1. Lie down on your back on the workout bench and hold the barbell on your chest with your hands making and overhand grip. Make sure your hands are at a distance of shoulder width apart from each other.
  2. Starting position: Extend your arms in the upward direction and push the barbell against your chest. Beware, you do not lock your elbows.
  3. Maintain your arms in a bent position and then rotate them backwards behind your head, with the barbell in your hand.
  4. Keep extending the barbell back in the same position until you feel your chest being stretched. Hold on till the count of one.
  5. Retract the path your arms followed in the starting position and return back to the initial/starting position.
  6. Final position: Continue to hold the barbell up in the air against your chest.
  7. Repeat your reps.

 

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF BARBELL PULLOVERS ?

The difficulty level for performing Barbell pullover exercise ranges between Moderate to Hard to perform

 

CAN BARBELL PULLOVERS BE PERFORMED BY ONLY MEN, ONLY WOMEN OR BOTH ?

Anyone can perform Barbell pullover exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RELATED EXERCISES WHICH EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUP AS BARBELL PULLOVERS DOES ?

5 other exercises can work over the same primary muscles:

    1. Pushup
    2. Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press
    3. Chest Stretch
    4. Incline Dumbbell Fly
    5. Barbell Bench Press

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