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Comprehensive Guide to Eleiko NxG Barbells

Eleiko recently announced the NxG Collection; the newest generation of world-class Eleiko barbells. This extensive guide is my attempt to consolidate all there is to know about both the NxG Collection, and the entire Eleiko barbell line-up. In this guide I will go over the changes and upgrades have been made to the Eleiko barbell [...]

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Vulcan EZ Curl Bar Full Review

Vulcan Curl Bar Review

When I heard that Vulcan Strength was going to offer an EZ curl bar, I was intrigued. When I finally saw the specifications and the very low $139 price tag of that curl bar, I knew that I had to get my hands on one and check it out. So I did, and this is [...]

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Vulcan Professional Olympic Bearing Bar Review

This is a review for the Vulcan Professional Olympic Bar, one of the most competitively priced high-performance Oly bars on the market. Priced at only $599, the Pro boasts a ton of premium features including high tensile and yield ratings, great whip, smooth spin, and a beautiful, industrial chrome finish. While it should be obvious [...]

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The E-Maxx Bar (aka "the SuperQuake") is a member of Bandbell's Bamboo Bar family of bars - a line of hand-made specialty barbells designed around the principle of Oscillating Kinetic Energy (OKE). The SuperQuake has the same hardened ash & composite resin shaft as the original Bamboo and Earthquake Bar, but because it's over 6" longer and has [...]

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Cerakote California Bar Full Review

Last spring I published a full review of the California Bar; American Barbell's flagship WOD bar. If you happened to read that review then you already know that I discovered it to be a great mid-range WOD bar with a long list of pros. I found the overall quality, reliability, and performance to be outstanding for such a reasonably priced [...]

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Bar Review - the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar

This is a review of the new Stainless Steel Ohio Bar from Rogue Fitness. In this article I'll go over the SS Ohio's technical specs, the benefits of stainless steel, knurl pattern, sleeve rotation, and whip. I'll also compare the SS Ohio to the American Barbell SS bars, comment on comparisons to other SS bars, and finally I'll [...]

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Vulcan Bars - A Comprehensive Guide to the Extensive Collection

With the increasing popularity of Vulcan Strength's bars and the seemingly endless expansion of their barbell collection, it seemed about time for a comprehensive buyer's guide. Questions, comments, and your own feedback is welcome in the comments section following the article, as your opinions are just as important as mine - if not more so. In [...]

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Ohio Deadlift Bar (ODB) Bar Review - Garage-Gyms.com

This is a review for the new Ohio Deadlift Bar from Rogue Fitness - an extra long, high whip power bar built exclusively for heavy deadlifts. A bar that; as I think most of you will agree; rivals both the Okie and Texas deadlift bars not only in specifications, but also in price. Rogue Fitness went from hinting about making a [...]

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Eleiko Power Lock Olympic Bar Reveal

The new Eleiko Power Lock is a unique and rather interesting take on the classic Eleiko Training Bar. Matter of fact, the Power Lock is really just a variant of the Eleiko Training Bar. They share the same hardware, same specifications, and same high level of performance, only the new Power Lock has different sleeves - really cool looking sleeves [...]

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New Bars & Gear this Fall - New Equipment

About a year ago, Rogue Fitness released the Ohio Power Bar; a bar that would completely replace the Rogue Power Bar; Rogue's only self-branded powerlifting bar. With only two unique power bars being sold by Rogue at the time (Rogue Power & Westside Power), and both of them having all-too-similar specifications, the addition of the Ohio Power Bar was [...]

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