How to Pick out the Right Body Bar for You

A common question we get asked is “Which Body Bar weight should I go with?” and the answer is not a simple one because everyone is different.  Here are some questions to ask yourself that we typically ask our customers so that you can find out which Body Bar weight is best for you.

1.  Do you have any injuries?

Of course, always consult with your doctor before you start exercising again.  If you’re doing any rehab, we suggest sticking with lower weights like our 3lb, 4lb or even 6lb Body Bars.

2.  How long have you been strength training?  

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t have a lot of experience lifting weights, starting out with a 6lb Body Bar will be the way to go. The weight is evenly distributed with the Body Bar which makes lifting a little more difficult than using dumbbells or machines. If you are a beginner, the Body Bar is a great tool for alignment, so don’t be discouraged to start with a lower weight to ensure your form is correct. If you have done some strength training before, a 9lb or 12lb will be a great fit.  For those seasoned lifters, we recommend anything from 15lbs and up.

3.  What do you plan on doing with the Body Bar?

If you plan on using one of our many DVDs to workout to, we suggest sticking with a 9lb Body Bar.  Believe us, by the time you’re done, that 9lb Body Bar will feel like a ton of bricks!  If you’re planning on doing less cardio and more traditional exercises, you can go with a heavier weight for isolated movements like bicep curls so something around 18lbs.  However, if you’re planning on adding compound movements, the 12 or 15lb Body Bars will work really well.

 

If you ever have any questions on which weight is right for you, just give us a call (303.938.6865) or shoot us an email (info@bodybar.com) and we’d be happy to help.  Or simply comment below with any questions or comments!

 

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