Barbell Returns Masterclass

Barbell Returns Masterclass

The whole idea of JHHF’s MasterClass videos is to give you guys and girls at home some easy to follow tips to perform excises in the most effective and safe way.

There are a huge number of different workout sessions available on line, but it is actually very common that a person may not know how to do a particular exercise – either safely or at all! I want to cut through the rubbish and give you some simple, easy to follow, tips that will help you enjoy your training, exercise safely and ultimately get the results you want. Its important to note that while all the advice I give you is good and backed up, I have been a professional rugby player for 13 years, so my body only allows me to do certain things! I only lift with the best technique that is possible for me. I am restricted by range of movement, and flexibility. Just follow the basics, use the tips and you will be fine.



You guys have shouted loud and we have answered. Here is a rugby specific exercise that will help develop your hand off. Its called a barbell return, there are different variations of it as you will see in the video. I have kept it simple and shown you the best way to get started.

This exercise is a whole body exercise, its not just for your upper body. You can see from the video that its important to get the full rotation and use your legs to power it up. It's the same as if you were in a rugby game, you don't just use your upper body, a lot of your power comes from your legs.

The exercise would also help you develop your upper body conditioning in conjunction with other exercises. You can make this part of a fitness session, HIIT session or stand alone work out.

For those of you who like your boxing and MMA this will help you with your punching power.

You can use this exercise to develop power, strength or build muscle.

My simple tips are as follows.

  • When you pick the weight up off the floor, make sure you keep your chest up and weight through your heels
  • Stand with feet shoulder width a part.
  • Grip the weight at shoulder height.
  • When you push it up make sure you use your upper body in conjunction with your lower body.
  • Finish with a full rotation.
  • You can either dynamically change hands, or rep it out and then swap over.

Enjoy this exercise and make sure you choose the right weight to get started.

– Entry was posted on September 7th, 2015 by James Haskell

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