How to Use a Broomstick for a Better Workout

Posted: February 24, 2008 in Articles - Fitness
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Q: What’s brown and sticky?
A: A stick…

Q: What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back when you throw it?
A: A stick…


Sticks feature fairly heavily in lame (yet strangely amusing) jokes and yet are often overlooked as a workout tool – we want to change that.

Straight of direction and circular of cross-section – the stick is your new best friend.

You’ll want to get yourself a broom handle – these are the perfect size.

Use the broomstick instead of a barbell to work on your technique in exercises such as the clean, the snatch and the overhead squat – basically any movement where technique and control are critical and using a weighted bar will compromise form.

We recommend doing overhead squats as part of your warm-up and this is the perfect time to break out old sticky – you’ll be able to do more reps with better form, hence giving a better warm-up than if you did fewer reps with a higher weight.


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