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The 7 Best Olympic Barbells for Your Home Gym

If you want to build unmatched strength, you have to get underneath a barbell. Barbells and the exercises we do with them are better, by far, than any other equipment invented. Check out our list of the best barbells for your home gym

Source: https://thehomefitfreak.com/best-barbells-barbell-sets-and-buyers-guide-2017/

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The Rogue Bar 2.0

The Rogue Bar 2.0

The Rogue Bar 2.0 is a fantastic all-purpose Olympic barbell. It's high-performing and great looking, and incorporates Rogue's new composite bushings for a smooth and reliable spin.

At a glance, here's what you'll get:

  • 20 kgs, 7 foot bar:
  • The standard for Olympic bars
  • 28.5mm shaft diameter:
  • 190 KSI tensile strength:
  • Good whip
  • Standard knurl
  • Dual knurl marks
  • A Black zinc shaft with bright zinc sleeves finish
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Manufactured in the USA
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The Matt Chan Bar

The Matt Chan Bar

Matt Chan, one of the most rugged and gutsy Crossfit athletes ever, custom designed this bar with Rogue Fitness. The Matt Chan Bar is as solid as it's namesake. Perfect for Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Crossfitting.

At a glance:

  • 20 kgs, 7 foot bar
  • 28.5mm shaft diameter
  • 190 KSI tensile strength
  • Good whip
  • Standard knurl on the outer shaft
  • Passive center knurl
  • Dual knurl marks
  • Black zinc shaft with black zinc sleeves finish
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Manufactured in the USA
3

Xmark Fitness Voodoo 7' Olympic Barbell

Xmark Fitness Voodoo 7' Olympic Barbell

The Xmark Fitness Voodoo Olympic Barbell is a great lower cost option for an all-purpose barbell. It's one of the few readily available bars that uses a black manganese phosphate coating, which apparently gives it greater protection against oxidation.

At a glance:

  • 20 kgs, 7 foot bar
  • 28mm shaft diameter:
  • Right on standard
  • 185KSI tensile strength
  • Tested weight capacity of 1500 lbs before deformation:
  • Good whip
  • Medium knurl on the shaft
  • Dual knurl marks
  • Black manganese shaft with chrome sleeves finish
  • Self-lubricating brass alloy bushings:
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The Ohio Bar

The Ohio Bar

The Ohio Bar is one of the most popular Olympic barbells on the market. If you like what you see, you really can't go wrong in getting one.

At a glance:

  • 20 kgs, 7 foot bar
  • 28.5mm shaft diameter
  • 190 KSI tensile strength
  • Good whip
  • Standard knurl
  • Dual knurl marks
  • 3 different finishes:
  • - Black oxide on both shaft and sleeves
  • - Black zinc shaft with bright zinc sleeves
  • - Black zinc shaft with black zinc sleeves (murdered out)
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Manufactured in the USA
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The Burgener Bar

The Burgener Bar

A true Weightlifters bar, The Burgener Bar is crafted specifically for the Oly lifts. The needle-bearings in the sleeves give it a beautiful spin.

At a glance:

  • 20 kgs, 7 foot bar
  • 5 sets of needle bearings per sleeve
  • 28mm shaft diameter
  • 190 KSI tensile strength
  • Good whip
  • Standard Olympic knurl
  • No center knurl
  • Single Olympic knurl marks
  • 2 different finishes:
  • - Bright zinc shaft & sleeves
  • - Polished chrome shaft & sleeves
  • Lifetime warranty against bending and collars coming off
  • Manufactured in the USA
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The Ohio Power Bar

The Ohio Power Bar

If you love your Power bars, then you simply can't go past The Ohio Power Bar. No whip and deep, aggressive knurl makes this perfect for the Big 3. If God benched, God would use this bar.

At a glance:

  • 45 lbs, 7'2" bar
  • Bronze bushings
  • 29mm shaft diameter
  • 205 KSI tensile strength
  • No whip
  • Aggressive knurl
  • Single Powerlifting knurl marks
  • 2 finishes:
  • - Bare steel
  • - Black zinc shaft with bright zinc sleeves
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty on bending
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The B&R Bar

The B&R Bar

Named after the Godfather of Weightlifting, Mike Burgener, and famed strength training coach Mike Rippetoe, The B&R Bar just screams power. The bare steel finish feels like nothing else...

At a glance:

  • 20kg, 7 foot bar
  • Bronze bushings
  • 29mm shaft diameter
  • 205 KSI tensile strength
  • No whip
  • Standard knurl
  • Dual knurl marks
  • Bare steel finish
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty on bending