Strongarm Sport Conventional Deadlift Bar

  • Manufacturer: Strongarm Sport
  • Purpose: Deadlifting
  • Bar Weight: 20kg
  • Tensile Strength: N/A
  • Yield Strength: N/A
  • Knurl Type: Aggressive
  • Center Knurl: No
  • Knurl Marks: Powerlifting
  • Shaft Finish: Bare Steel
  • Shaft Diameter: 27mm
  • Sleeve Finish: Bare Steel
  • Sleeve Type: Grooved
  • Rotation System: Bushing
  • Made In: Import
  • Warranty: N/A

Read below to get a closer look at the Strongarm Sport Conventional Deadlift Bar including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


Strongarm Sport Conventional Deadlift Bar

The Strongarm Sport Conventional Deadlift Bar is a well-regarded deadlift bar with a nice value to boot

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Features & Highlights

  • Bare Steel – Bare Steel is the most cost-effective “finish” available because… well… it’s not finished in anything. Because of that, it ranks very highly in the ‘feel’ department. You’ll get a completely raw texture that provides outstanding grip. It also takes chalk very well. The downside to bare steel is that it’s very prone to oxidation. There is no preventing it, although 3-in-1 oil or similar is commonly used to mitigate it.
  • Knurling – The Strongarm Sport Conventional Deadlift Bar, like most deadlift bars, offers an aggressive knurling, making it ideal for heavy attempts. This particular bar has a very pronounced mountainous profile as compared to the Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar, which has a volcanic pattern, which is generally less aggressive.
  • 27mm Shaft – This bar comes equipped with a thin 27mm shaft, which is standard for a deadlift bar. Between that and the shaft being ~4″ longer than a traditional barbell, the deadlift bar will experience significantly more whip, especially as compared to a 29mm power bar. This will allow you to overload the deadlift.
  • Grooved Sleeves – The grooved sleeves will tend to keep the plates on the bar better than a smooth sleeve when not using collars, but they will also be louder. Like the shaft, these sleeves are also bare steel. 
  • Total Length & Sleeve length – The Strongarm Sport Conventional Deadlift Bar has a total length of 90.9″ with a loadable sleeve length of 15.5″. While the total length of this bar is longer than a traditional bar, the loadable sleeve length is actually shorter by a little less than 1″ on average. Compare this to the Texas Deadlift Bar, which has an 18″ loadable length. The Texas DL Bar is also 2″ longer in total, while the Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar is ~0.5″ shorter.
  • No Center Knurl – Because this is a conventional deadlift-only barbell, there is no center knurl.

From the Manufacturer

If you are really serious about your lifting, and moving some serious weight, like deadlifts of 600 lbs, 700 lbs, 800 lbs, or even more, a deadlift bar may be perfect for you.

Strongarm Sport Deadlifts Bars are…

  • More flexible than a regular power bar. Deadlifting on a regular bar means pulling from a “dead” start, in other words, from zero to 100% of the weight all at once. With a more flexible bar though, the centre of the bar will rise a few inches before the weights start to lift, and when they do the plates that are on the inside will lift first, moving towards the outer edge. The result of this is a smoother, more progressive acceleration of the weight, allowing you to lift more actual weight. Most lifters that use a deadlift bar will tell you that they can pull 40 or 50 lbs more with a deadlift bar compared to a standard power bar.
  • Thinner than a regular power bar. Most power bars are 29 or 30 mm, a StrongArm deadlift bar is 27 mm. This thinness contributes to the flexibility, and also lets you get more of your hands and fingers around the bar. Particularly important if you use the double overhand “hook” grip.
  • Knurling tend to come in two varieties, small, fine points, with sharp tips, or large points with flat tips, (sometimes a bit concave, “volcano” shaped.  When we designed our DL bars we told the manufacturer we wanted the best of both worlds, large points, sharply tipped. Conventional pullers, meaning your hands are outside of your legs, want knurling for their grip, but not grabbing your thighs on the way up. This bar does that, the knurling to the outside, smooth in the middle.

What They’re Saying at

The Strongarm Sport conventional Deadlift Bar receives very positive feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.9/5, here are some of the things people have said at


  • “First deadlift bar I’ve owned and I love it! The whip is perfect and the length is great, thank you.”
  • “I purchased this bar on the recommendation from my coach after he got to try one. I love it. The whip is comparable to any Texas or rogue bar I’ve pulled on and I honestly think the knurling is better than the Texas or rogue bars as well. We used it today at my gyms two year birthday push/pull. It held up amazing and a lot of people where asking what bar it was. So I referred them all to your site.”
  • “The strong arm deadlift bars are absolutely amazing. Much cheaper than a rogue bar, and in my opinion just as good. I’ve pulled 740 with the bar with no issues. Quality is great.”
  • “Overall I love the whip of the bar, and the knurling is excellent. I didn’t notice any defections on the sleeves or bar itself. The sleeves are slick and easy to “dump””
  • “As I’ve been building my home gym bars have become quit the obsession to me. After a ton of video reviews and research I decided to purchase the strongArm conventional deadlift bar and it did NOT disappoint. This is a great bar as a competitor I love the knurling is great and the whip is perfect. I will more than likely be purchasing the sumo bar for my wife”


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