Vulcan Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

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You can officially add Vulcan to the stainless steel power bar club, joining companies like American Barbell, Rogue Fitness, Ivanko, and Rep Fitness, among others. And boy did they enter with a bang. Their recent release of the stainless steel power bar attracted quite a lot of attention, and rightfully so. This bar has some unique qualities that the majority of...

LUXIAOJUN E1 Training Bar Review

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As one of the most decorated Olympic weightlifters of all time, Lu Xiaojun needs very little introduction. His success on the platform is well documented, and he's a household name within the sport. Recently, Lu launched a gym equipment company with an international presence. The initial offerings of bars, plates, a squat stand, and other weightlifting-related gear are all available in the...

Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

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If you're looking for the review of the aggressive stainless steel Rep Fitness Power Bar EX, you can read the review here.  Stainless steel bars are becoming an increasingly popular option among lifters due to their superb oxidation resistance and overall feel. There are a few equipment manufacturers who have either already introduced stainless bars or are in the process of...

Rogue Fitness Flat Utility Bench Review

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The Rogue flat bench is one of the most popular benches on the market for anyone with a home gym. It's reasonably priced, it's easily portable, it's well built, and it works just fine... Wait... just fine, you ask? Yes, in my opinion, it works just fine. I've owned this bench for over two years now, and it that time it has served...

Vulcan Buffalo Bar Review

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you're reading this review and you're looking for a buffalo bar, odds are you have shoulder mobility issues, elbow pain, or possibly some wrist problems. Maybe you're just looking for some additional variety in your training, deeper range of motion on bench, etc... Either way, the buffalo bar is an excellent choice. Historically, mainstream "bow...

Proloc Collars Review

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You know what's kind of annoying... Having to use different collars on specialty bars and standard olympic bars. With a standard olympic bar, you've got sleeves that are 1.96" in diameter, whereas on almost all specialty bars you've got sleeves that are made out of 1.91" OD pipe. Since most collars are made to fit a 1.96" sleeve, you normally need to...

American Barbell California Bar Review

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Is it just me or did Cerakote bars become all the rage seemingly overnight? In the increasingly competitive equipment space, if you're not innovating or at least keeping pace with the innovators, you're putting yourself behind the proverbial 8-ball. The company behind the Cerakote frenzy? American Barbell. Since introducing Cerakote on barbells, companies like Rogue Fitness, Fringe Sport, and Wright Equipment have all...

StrongArm Sport Calibrated Plates Review

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You can go ahead and add StrongArm Sport to the list of quality up-and-coming equipment manufacturers. This Canadian based company was started by Mike Armstrong, one of the strongest and most well known Canadian powerlifters in the history of the sport. He has been competing and refereeing powerlifting meets since 1985. In that time, he has lifted in over 60...

Intek Strength ModF Bar Review

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You know that feeling you get when you realize that you just discovered the best ______ (insert thing) you've ever had/used/tasted/etc...? Feels pretty cool, right? For me, I knew: That my wife was the greatest woman I had ever met when she showed up to take me to the airport after a couple days of knowing me with a bag of...

Pioneer Belts Review

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Have you ever looked at a product and said to yourself "damn, this thing is just well made." Pretty cool feeling, right? In the gym equipment space, there are some companies who really excel at craftsmanship. American Barbell with barbells and Sorinex with power racks to name a couple. Pioneer belts fall firmly in this category, and I would go so far as to...

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