Overhead Barbell Walk with the MostFit® SYN Rings
An overhead barbell walk is a total body strength exercise that improves your shoulder complex, chest, back and core while getting a taste of cardiovascular intensity and burning a ton of calories. One way to take this exercise to the next level is by attaching the MostFit SYN Rings to the barbell and hanging either weight plates or Kettlebells to the SYN Rings so you can work even more on improving form and balance in your stabilizer muscles.
Unlike a typical overhead barbell walk, the SYN Rings do not allow the barbell to absorb all the vibrations of movement, but instead amplifies them as the bar sways even more while you walk. This extra movement delivers oscillating kinetic energy into the body, which requires additional muscle recruitment of the primary, secondary and stabilizing muscles in order to maintain proper stabilization during the lift.
As stated in a previous MostFit blog post regarding the benefits of SYN Rings:
“SYN Rings allow the user to suspend weight plates from an Olympic weightlifting bar creating instability, forcing the user to engage more core and stability muscles, and increase overall strength. They allow the weight plates to move in all directions, including forward, back, side-to-side, up-and-down, and in circular motions.”
All of this is great for rehabbing injuries and pre-habbing to prevent injuries, but always make sure you start with minimal amounts of weight and proper form while holding that barbell overhead. All-in-all, the MostFit SYN Rings are a great tool to increase stabilizer muscle recruitment and joint function; improve technique, posture, and joint endurance; increase motor recruitment for greater strength; help expand range-of-motion; increase intramuscular tension for greater muscle growth; improve explosiveness in movement; increase neuromuscular control; and to add overall variety to your workouts.
by Heather Binns of Renov8 Fitness