If you are into powerlifting, then one of the most essential equipment to use is the barbell. Most of an athlete’s weight training can be completed with the use of a simple barbell. The barbell is the center of any effective weight lifting program even if there are other equipment that can be used for your weight lifting routine.
The specialty bars below are specialty barbells that can be used for different skills of different athletes.
Athletes that have shoulder injury or poor should flexibility will go well with a buffalo bar. This type of barbell is similar to a regular straight one but has a slight curve. With this bar, your injured shoulder will not be stressed because it rests down the shoulders and your hands grip lower than the traditional one.
The cambered squat bat is for those who want a different squat experience. Using this bat requires skill and perfect technique. This is a U shaped bar that takes the pressure off the shoulders but it will change the way you perform squats. This bar is not for beginners but with experienced athletes, this bar gives variety and help activate new muscle groups.
The cambered bench bar helps lifters fine tune their bench press and refine their lower and mid-sections of the lift. This bar has a straight middle section but its ends are cambered. In each press, the athlete can dip down to a lower point with this bar.
Like the buffalo bar, the safety squat bar is ideal for those with shoulder injury and flexibility issues. This is a cambered bar reinforced with padding around the neck and shoulders. This is a very versatile bar that can help train the lower body and back muscles. Your deadlift and squat can be improved using this bar. To use it properly, you need concentration, skill, and control.
A great way to train deadlifts is with the use of a trap of hex bar. The design of this bar allows lifters to stand inside the weight instead of behind it. You back will be relieved using this bar for deadlift.
Multi-grip bars like football bars and swiss bars have varied grips but offers the same benefits as straight bars. Football bars have many 90 degree angel grips. You can find other angled grips on a Swiss bar. These bars can help an athlete perform lifts with a more neutral wrist. This helps relieve shoulder stress.
A thicker version of the standard straight barbell is the axle bar or fat bar. It requires greater grip to hold the bar steady. This add a new dimension to your powerlifting routine since it increases your grip strength and forearm muscles.
These types of barbells should be used more to be more successful in your powerlifting training.