BarbellsA gym and home fitness staple, barbells are one of the most effective and affordable pieces of strength training equipment. However, not all barbells are created equal. Industrial Athletic’s OWNZ approved PODIUM Olympic bars are precisely designed and engineered to meet the stringent international standards required to be approved for competition use.
At Industrial Athletic we pride ourselves on stocking Olympic bars which comply with both IPF and IWF regulations. Our barbells meet the required dimensions for different classes, and the manufacturing process as well as the raw materials used are of the best available. The bar is judged by its capacity to store elastic energy, the smoothness of the sleeve rotation and its ability to withstand repeated dropping. These qualities are obtained by using extremely pure Japanese steel and high-quality bearings.
The strict regulations for manufacturing Olympic bars and obtaining their certification means that they are not cheap. So for those simply looking to get the benefits from barbell strength training we offer other types of training bars which are crafted to the same high standards. We offer hybrid bars with a zinc shaft and needle bearings, or with bronze bushings which are oil impregnated. These are available in different weights and are great for a wide range of barbell exercises, and all feature a peaked diamond kurl pattern which provide a superior gripping surface to ensure safety.
There are many different types of barbells available. Some are shorter, with a flatter surface with deeper grooves for a superior grip, and a stiffer feel. These are frequently preferred by beginners and junior lifters as are aluminium bars, due to their lighter weight.
Learning how to use barbells correctly is extremely important for your safety and for those around you, so always seek expert training. Before you buy barbells online make sure you know what you require for your particular training programme and skill level.