Four types of barbells introduction.

Today, let's talk about the classification and difference of barbells, so everyone can have a clear mind when invest or simply training. Barbells can be roughly divided into 4 categories according to their training styles. Next, we will introduce the characteristics and differences of these 4 types of barbells in detail, for you to choose for targeted training. And if you need to buy one to practice at home, you not only need to  understand the different types of barbells, also need to study the different specifications carefully, and then make the right choice.

Training barbell

A training bar is the kind of bar you'll find in most commercial gyms. The characteristic of this barbell is that there is nothing special. It is suitable for almost every style of strength exercise and can be said to be the Swiss Army Knife of the bar. Generally speaking, there is less embossing in the middle of the shaft of the training bar (relative to the powerlifting bar and the deadlifting professional bar).
When considering to purchase this type of barbell, the location and amount of embossing in the center of the bar will be the most important comparison and consideration factors.
In addition, the training barbell also has a high and low degree of rotation ability at the roller ring at its interface. The Olympic weightlifting bar is generally equipped with a bearing to guide the rotation of the bar, while the general training bar has no bearing, but it is equipped with some buffer parts, so it also has a certain degree of rotation, but it cannot be compared with the classic weightlifting barbell. The rotation ability is the same.
Another necessary consideration when choose to buy is the overall elasticity of the lever. Powerlifting bars generally hate elasticity and are more "solid" and inflexible. On the other hand, the deadlift bar is the opposite, and the overall elasticity of the bar needs to be increased. The elasticity index for our training bar falls somewhere in between. It is not easy to say how many bombs it is, because the designs and specifications of various brands and manufacturers may vary. But from an economic point of view, the generally more flexible poles are generally cheaper, after all, you get what you pay for.
Training index: If you are just a business iron-lifting enthusiast and need a more balanced lever in each dimension, then this barbell will be your best choice.

Powerlifting barbell

In recent years, as the world's attention to powerlifting continues to rise, the demand for powerlifting barbells in the market is also increasing day by day. The powerlifting barhas several distinct characteristics.
The first is that the overall elasticity of the rod is the lowest of the 4 types of levers. The reason is also very simple. The weight load of powerlifting is generally very large. If the barbell tends to fluctuate during exercise, it will be more difficult for the body to control, and it will easily hinder the athletes from displaying their skills, resulting in weightlifting failure.
In addition to this, the body of the powerlifting bar has more and more embossing. First of all, there are more embossings on both sides of the shaft, which can increase the grip of both hands, and it is not easy to drop the bar. Secondly, the center embossing of the shaft is generally more and more intense, which can increase the friction behind the back squat.


Another important feature of the powerlifting bar is its low degree of rotation. They are generally not equipped with rotatable bearings, but are equipped with two immovable fixed buffer materials to strengthen their stability and reduce the possibility of rotation. In addition, the non-rotatable feature also ensures their durability and permanence when the squat rack is loaded with heavy demands for a long time, which improves the professional level of this bar.
Training Index: Powerlifters and those who want to reduce the flexibility of the shaft in any workout are best suited for this barbell.

Olympic Weightlifting Bar

The Olympic weightlifting bar, as the name suggests, is specially made for Olympic-style weightlifting. If you are a professional Olympican weightlifter or love this style of training, then invest in this professional bar is also a wise choice. This pole is very different from the two poles described above.
First of all, due to the classic movements of Olympic weightlifting, whether it is clean and jerk or snatch, athletes are required to have a neat ending and must not be sloppy. Therefore, the embossing at both ends of the shaft is generally stronger, while the embossing in the middle is relatively It is flat, so that there will be no greater friction damage to the fragile skin in front of the neck when doing clean and jerk and squats in front of the neck.
Such rods generally have a high index on the overall elasticity index of the shaft, because higher elasticity allows a higher level of power transfer, which is more beneficial for professional movements in this sport. The higher-quality Olympia weightlifting bar is equipped with two-wheel bearings at both ends, which improves its free rotation.
The cost of Olympica weightlifting poles is relatively high, so the market price is generally not cheap. It also pays more attention to daily maintenance. If you decide to buy a barbell like this and want to use it for a long time, post-workout maintenance is essential.
Training Index: Professional Olympican lifters and iron lifters who love this style of training and use it more than 80% of the time, you're in for it.

Deadlift Professional Barbell

The deadlift professional bar is the most professional bar in these 4 categories. It's made for the only exercise, the deadlift, alone. The deadlift professional bar has the following characteristics: The overall elasticity of the deadlift pro bar is great. The elasticity creates softness, which provides a higher "strength" when you use the explosive lever. The shaft is pulled up first than the weights at both ends, thereby improving your exercise level, which is very friendly for beginners. The overall length of the deadlift professional shaft is longer than the above three, although the difference is not particularly obvious.
Deadlift professional bars have stronger shaft prints than general gym training bars, because, you know, they are born from deadlifts, and they are more elastic, so the grip needs to be larger accordingly.
Training Index: It is suitable for powerlifters who specialize in deadlifting, or those who already have a common training bar, but feel that they need to specialize in deadlifting.

In addition to the above four basic bar, there are actually many different variations of the barbell bar to suit the professional choice of those who do specific training.

It's up to you to choose based on your training style and goals.

Post time: Apr-13-2022

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

For inquiries about our products or pricelist, please leave your email to us and we will be in touch within 24 hours.

Follow Us

on our social media
  • sns01
  • sns02
  • sns03
  • sns04
  • sns05