Best Deadlift Bar

Should I get the Texas Deadlift Bar or the Ohio Deadlift Bar? Which one is most commonly used at power lifting meets?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kabuki deadlift bar

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Homestly just hit powercleans and fromt squats to increase your dl. Also wide grip narrow stance ~5repz to focus glutes.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Me personally I prefer the Wyoming Deadlift Bar

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a stiff weightlifting bar and stop coping

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      weightlifting bars are whippier than standard PL comp bars. but less whippy than a DL bar.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump. I just want to know what the most common deadlift bars are in powerlifting meets.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      then why'd you ask for "best"?

      also, why not just look at whatever fed you want to compete in?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live on ohio
    send your money to us

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    even the shittiest yuro gym have eleiko bars

    meanwhile you have crap like that lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are mentally ill and should spend less time on the internet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eleiko bars are excellent for olympic weightlifting with their needle bearings, but that's it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you're competing, it doesn't matter. Both bars are great. If you're not competing, just save some money and get a regular power bar that you can use for just about any barbell exercise.

      >eleiko
      is overrated for anything other than olympic weightlifting. They are a great company but also one of those that has clearly rested on their laurels for decades and were very surprised by the change in the market over the past 1.5 decades.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and were very surprised by the change in the market over the past 1.5 decades.
        what "change in the market"?
        in europe you will only find eleiko and hammer strength bars

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    only in ohio fr fr on god

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Texas deadlift bar is best and the gold standard

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Better knurling imo, has more whip than the Ohio, and Texas dl bar is the one typically used in untested meets though that’s not guaranteed but I’d say 90% of meets you’re gonna use a Texas

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >has more whip than the Ohio
          Based. The reason why I was thinking about getting the Ohio is because the black cerakote version looks really nice.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah rogues bars definitely look really good. I have a westside power bar (basically an Ohio power bar) and a Texas deadlift bar in cerakote green which looks pretty nice. Another thing I forgot to add is longer collars on the Texas dl bar which is useful for sumo deadlifts and not crushing your feet for some people. I pull conventional though

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I pull conventional though
              Same here.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Specialty bars are silly. Just lift everything with a power bar

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever you do, OP, make absolutely sure that you make the right decision here. Getting the wrong bar will almost certainly set you back YEARS in terms of progress. You are doing the right thing by seeking advice. Just want to make sure you understand the impact of your decision.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Which one is most commonly used at power lifting meets?
    Forget the Ohio Deadlift Bar, I've never seen that used at a meet. As for the others it depends on the powerlifting federation and region. In my 9 years of experience:
    >USAPL: Ohio Power Bar
    >USPA: Sometimes Texas Deadlift Bar, sometimes Kabuki Deadlift Bar
    >WRPF: Sometimes Cerberus Deadlift Bar, sometimes Kabuki Deadlift Bar
    If you plan on competing with USAPL, go for an Ohio Power Bar and you'll be training with the same bar you'll compete with for all 3 lifts. Otherwise, Texas Desdlift bar is the safest bet, but you could also email the meet director for your fed/region and check with him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, to clarify why (besides USAPL) Texas dl bar is the safe option, is that Cerberus is basically the same, but the Kabuki bar has more whip. Personal preference but I'd rather train with less whip (Texas) and compete with more (Kabuki) than the other way around, though most likely you'll compete with a Texas bar or equivalent like Cerberus anyways.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, to clarify why (besides USAPL) Texas dl bar is the safe option, is that Cerberus is basically the same, but the Kabuki bar has more whip. Personal preference but I'd rather train with less whip (Texas) and compete with more (Kabuki) than the other way around, though most likely you'll compete with a Texas bar or equivalent like Cerberus anyways.

      Texas DL bar is by far the most common deadlift bar used in sanctioned powerlifting competitions that allow specialty bars, at least in north america. Ive competed in 5 different feds over 10 years.

      Thank you, anons. I guess I'll get a Texas Deadlift Bar in the future.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Np, and for what it's worth I have a Texas deadlift bar and it's held up well over the years, knurling is perfect imo. Kabuki knurling is more aggressive and while it was okay for me in meets, I have seen it cut up other guys' hands pretty badly.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Should I get the bare steel or chrome bar? Chrome is known for having a lower coefficient of friction, though I'm not sure how this would affect grip when deadlifting. What about a cerakote bar?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I went with cerakote, best option second only to stainless steel imo

            How much are you deadlifting? If it's under 800, a normal barbell will suffice.

            Imo the difference is whip starts to be noticeable in the low 500s

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Texas DL bar is by far the most common deadlift bar used in sanctioned powerlifting competitions that allow specialty bars, at least in north america. Ive competed in 5 different feds over 10 years.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much are you deadlifting? If it's under 800, a normal barbell will suffice.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kek. I watched a video where the guy said 600, but after testing a proper deadlift bar against a stiff bar, he found that the deadlift bar felt noticeably lighter with 500 pounds, and you could already see a bend in the bar.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >felt noticeably lighter
        That's because the bar is flexing more so the weight stays on the ground longer. By time the weight leaves the ground, you're already in a more mechanically advantageous position. In essence, it's similar to doing a deadlift from pulling blocks. You're lifting the weight a shorter distance with the deadlift bar than you are with a stiff bar.

        It would be like doing a half or quarter squat as opposed to an ATG squat. Which one can you do more weight with? ATG or halfsquat? DL with a DL bar is practically an assisted deadlift with a shorter range of motion so you can use more weight.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ATG is also supposedly worse for your back due to the inevitable butt wink. I was told in an earlier thread that the reason why my lower back was getting such wicked pumps from squats was because I was going down too far.

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