A Rogue Olympic weightlifting barbell - loaded with Rogue training bumper plates
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Guide to Olympic Barbells

Before investing in quality and expensive barbells, understanding your barbell is the first step to consider. This way, you will be acquainted with the parts of the Olympic barbell, their purpose, and the kinds of features you should be getting for your best lifting experience. Let’s take a tour through the different parts of the barbell, and make sure we understand all the features and options for each. First stop – the shaft. We’re talking about Olympic barbells here – the big-boy barbells that have a 2″ diameter sleeve to accommodate Olympic sized plates. We’re not discussing the standard barbell – which is common in your local sporting goods store. That bar has only a 1″ sleeve diameter and doesn’t [Read more …]

The Bella Bar is Rogue’s go-to multipurpose 15KG barbell for female athletes. Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, this versatile ladies bar is uniquely optitmized for Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and/or a CrossFit WOD.
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Buyer’s Guide to Barbells – Barbell Types

In this article, we’re going to give you a tour of all the different kinds of barbells – and what each one is best for. With the different kinds of barbells you see in a gym or in a sports facility, you might be confused about which to use. Each of them has purposes and benefits for overall well-being. They vary in size, shape, knurling, whip or stiffness, and sleeves, yet they are all instrumental in strengthening your whole body, increasing your range of motion, improving your athletic performance, and much more. A single barbell allows you to do different exercises and movements to target different areas of the body, provide unique grips, and employ different muscles. We have to [Read more …]

Fringe Sport Longhorn Bar - Camber Bar full view
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Longhorn Bar – Camber Bar from Fringe Sport

Squat big weight with less pain using the Longhorn Bar – Camber Bar from Fringe Sport. A camber bar is a bar with an arch, making the weight plates hang 4-18 inches lower than usual. It is used to boost your range of motion or adjust the center of gravity of a workout. A camber bar is excellent for the squat, bench press, lunges, barbell rows, and more. Get it now – from Fringe Sport: Longhorn Bar – Camber Bar from Fringe Sport – Overview Get unequaled stability and comfort on your back with the Longhorn Bar. Not only that. You won’t feel the Longhorn sitting on your back as it rests with natural relief, either in a high bar [Read more …]

Rogue CB-4 38MM Camber Bar endcaps
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Rogue CB-4 38MM Camber Bar

There’s a new camber bar option for those with mobility limitations – check out the Rogue CB-4 38MM Camber Bar – made in the USA! The cambered squat bar is a kind of specialty bar that is remarkably effective in improving your squat strength and skill. It has an upper horizontal steel bar with two vertically-welded steel bars that extend beneath it. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Rogue CB-4 38MM Camber Bar – Overview The Rogue CB-4 38MM Camber Bar made its public debut as the “Double T” Bar at the 2022 Arnold Strongman Classic and was designed in collaboration with Westside Barbell. This design aimed to create a curved/bowed specialty bar fitted to [Read more …]

Fringe Sport 15 kg Womens Wonder Bar Olympic Barbell with an athlete 2
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Oly Bars for Women

Get a CrossFit style workout in your garage with a Women’s Oly bar. Here’s the Passion Pink and Purple Wonder Bars from Fringesport. These are just one example of a Women’s Barbell for Olympic Lifting. How is this different than a men’s bar? The 25mm diameter is MUCH easier to grip with smaller hands. Because of the smaller size, these bars are lighter – weighing in at about 15 Kg (vs 20 Kg for a men’s.) Women’s barbells are made for those with smaller hands and those who need a lighter bar to start their lifting journey. Using a more appropriate bar for your convenience will enhance your workouts and keep you safer. So this means you can also use [Read more …]

Rep Fitness Cambered Swiss Bar with a user 4
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New Cambered Swiss Bar from Rep

Let’s take a look at the brand-new Cambered Swiss Bar from Rep Fitness. With the Cambered Swiss Bar, your hands rest lower than they typically would on a straight bar making it perfect for people with injured shoulders or low flexibility. To create the best multi-grip bar, Rep Fitness examined existing products to determine strengths and weaknesses and leveraged their engineering team’s proficiency and a skilled consumer review group to complete the ultimate feel. You can get this great piece of gym equipment for your home or garage: Cambered Swiss Bar – Overview The Rep Fitness Cambered Swiss bar is an excellent addition to any gym or garage. It is a versatile device providing a tremendous range of motion, and [Read more …]

Rogue 29mm Stump Bar in the gym
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Rogue 29mm Stump Bar – Shorty Ohio Bar in Stainless Steel

In a tight workout space? (Like a home or garage gym?) You may want to look at the new Rogue 29mm Stump Bar. It’s an Ohio bar that’s shorter than average – but still rackable! A shorter sleeve bar doesn’t mean less functionality. Short barbells from Rogue will prove that they can do better than other short bars. They are even used in CrossFit Games! You can do different lifts like Olympic lifting, powerlifting, and more with these short bars. Get these shorty bars now from Rogue Fitness: Rogue 29mm Stump Bar – Overview Small yet outstanding compact barbell provides you the same functions and benefits as a typical sized barbell. Rogue manufactures shorter versions of the stainless steel Ohio [Read more …]

Rogue HD Bar Jack full view smaller
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Rogue Deadlift Bar Jack Review

Let’s review the Deadlift Bar Jacks available from Rogue. What’s a deadlift bar jack? It’s a handy device that lets you quickly and easily prop up a barbell (even if heavily loaded) to add or remove plates. Rogue, the leading manufacturer in strength and conditioning equipment, has now come up with new Deadlift bar jack options to improve your training. Here’s some of the bar jacks we are going to look at: Let’s check these out. Rogue Deadlift Bar Jack – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: We got hands-on with the Rogue Deadlift Bar Jack because it’s a great option to help you get more [Read more …]

Heavy snatch with a rogue olympic WL barbell
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Best Olympic Weightlifting Barbell

Let’s look at who makes the best Olympic weightlifting barbell. What’s an Olympic weightlifting barbell (also sometimes called an Oly bar)? It’s a tough barbell used for lifting big weights. But, more importantly, it has the qualities you need for the Olympic lifts: the snatch, and clean and jerk. What exactly does that mean? That’s what we’ll explain next. First, let’s look at an example. Shown here is someone you might recognize (Rich Froning) using the Rogue Olympic WL Bar to perform a “snatch”. The snatch is one of the two lifts used in Olympic competition – but I’m betting you already know all about that. Here’s all the Olympic weightlifting barbells we are going to review in this article: [Read more …]

PR-4000 Power Rack used for squats
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Rep Fitness Power Racks

Let’s look at power racks for your garage gym. A good power rack is a garage gym essential – because it lets you lift heavy weight safely. As a bonus, the best power racks let you do a whole lot of other exercises too. Shown above is the PR-4000 Squat Rack from Rep Fitness as an example. It is an exceptionally well-built product, and has all the essential features we look for in the best squat stand or rack for a garage gym. Better still, it has a lot of options for expansion – which is part of the fun of customizing your power rack. We’re going to highlight products from Rep Fitness. They make high-quality gear – at bargain [Read more …]