If you just caught up with our latest blog post, you might have learned about two types of strength training. Chances are you might already be doing some of the isotonic and isometric strength training exercises. But you would certainly want to take your strength training workout up a notch.
If so, you might want to keep an eye on some of our next blog posts. We will be telling you some of the best isotonic and isometric strength training exercises that you can include in your workout easily to get maximum results.
In this blog post, we will tell you a few isometric strength training exercises. You might want to add these exercises to your routine if you haven’t already.
- Barbell Skull Crushers
Start by lying flat on the bench or a floor on your back. Take a barbell with the appropriate weight that you can handle. Keep the barbell in an overhead position, with hands shoulder-width apart. Bring the barbell towards your forehead by bending your elbows.
While you are bending your elbows, make sure that only your elbows are moving whereas your upper body is motionless. Bring back the barbell in the initial position.
With this exercise, you can work on your triceps. You can also use your dumbbells to do this exercise if you are more comfortable using them.
- Farmer Carry
Hold two weights in your hands. You can use dumbbells, kettlebells, or weight plates. Just make sure that you use a weight that you can handle. Stand straight, with your core contracted, and upright torso. Have a tight grip on your weights.
Start walking from one end of the room to the other. While you are doing this, make sure your muscles are always engaged. Keep doing a few rounds.
With this exercise, you can work on your number of muscles such as triceps, biceps, shoulders, forearms, hamstrings, quads, core, and calves. This exercise is also perfect to work on your grip. The increased grip can help you hold dumbbells, barbells easily and with strength.
- Overhead Press
Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold a barbell with appropriate weight plates. Hold it near your collarbone. Make a tight grip shoulder-width apart.
Breathe in and engage your core to take the barbell overhead with your elbows straight. Hold for a few seconds and bring down the barbell down slowly in a controlled motion. When you are doing this exercise always make sure that you don’t bend your knees.
With this exercise, you can work on your upper body including your chest, back, shoulders, and arms.
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