In anticipation of the arrival of my barbell, I've been looking at various barbell complex workouts. As I've written in my earlier post, I'm not used to barbell exercises because I don't have a barbell in my arsenal of home gym equipment. Even when I was a member of a commercial gym, I didn't use barbells because I was intimidated by it.
But I know that having a barbell is pretty much necessary if I'm serious on gaining some serious strength. So invest in one I did and it's arriving this Sunday. In the meantime, I've been surfing YouTube looking at various barbell complex workouts.
For those not in the know, a barbell complex is a series of lifts using the barbell done back to back. You finish one type of lift then you move on to the other. Non-stop. You're done with the workouts fairly quickly as witnessed by the vids below.
Make no mistake, though. It's brutal. In a fun way. Makes a great finisher after a training session.
Like Mr. Ballantyne says... this is a great alternative for interval training. I'd do complexes any day over cardio. It's much more interesting.
Mr. Ferruggia completed this finisher in a minute! Bloody hell!