There is nothing more fundamental to strength training than the bar you use and the weights you put on them.
BARS We will not sell you a $75 bar.They may look great, but you might as well use a bar made from rolled up tin foil. They will bend much too easily, and are usually highly chromed and much too smooth and slippery. Does this mean you need a $1500 Eleiko bar? No, certainly not.
Our new line of StrongArm bars are custom designed by us, using premium quaility steel, and are the best bars that you can buy at their price level, and we'd put them up against ANY bar you can buy, at ANY price. If you want a better known brand, the World famous Texas Power Bar is spectacular, great knurling, capable of very heavy loads. If it's an IPF Approved bar you need, the TITEX bar has been used extensively at UASPL Championships, including Blaine Sumner's 500 KG World Record. The heaviest squat EVER in the IPF.
Specialty bars are very popular these days, like our new Buffalo 2.0 bar, on par with the Duffalo bar at 3 times the price.
For weights, we are particularly proud of our StrongArm Calibrated plates. They are actually made in the same factory as a well known USA brand (we are not permitted to name), and are made to the exacting specifications the IPF requires. Our low overhead means we can offer them at much lower prices.
The York and Bells of Steel brands are very accurate, a great choice for the cost conscious that don't need calibrated kg plates. If you do want competition approved weight, Titan's TITEX line is your best bet. They are the LOWEST cost IPF Approved weights you can buy, accurate and attractive in appearance.