When it comes to strength training using bars there are a variety of options available. For those who aren’t familiar with the different types of weight training bars read on. This guide will help you learn more about power bars, Olympic bars, and deadlift bars, and how they can benefit your workout.
Power bars are the most common type of barbell, they tend to be about 7 feet long and are rigid, stiff bars. A power bar is considered to be a universal bar and can be used to perform squats, presses, and deadlifts. Power bars tend to be the most common type of bar you will see in traditional commercial gyms.
Some common features of power bars are:
A deadlift bar is a type of powerlifting bar, but is a bit more narrow in diameter as compared to a traditional power bar. They also have a more aggressive knurling which provides the user with a better grip. A deadlift bar has more whip which allows for the bar to bend more before the weight is lifted from the floor. This requires the user to build more speed at the start of the pull which helps to move bigger weight loads.
If your main goal is to lift more weight from the ground, then you will likely benefit from using a deadlift bar.
Some features of deadlift bars are:
Olympics weightlifting consists of two types of lifts – the clean and jerk, and the snatch. Both are single, maximum effort lifts. The goal of Olympic lifting is to test an athlete’s explosive power and technique as opposed to testing their lifting strength. Olympic bars look similar to power bars, except they have sleeves that are built to different standards since they are repeatedly dropped. These bars also come with smooth, fast-rotating sleeves with needle bearings, that enable the lifter to get under the bar quickly and without releasing their grip.
Some features of Olympic bars are:
We recommend Olympic bars for those looking to lift heavier weights or who want to create a CrossFit type gym in their home or garage gym.
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