Back to the Basics – Bars

COACHING POWER TOOLS – Part 1

Strength and power training programs contain a wide variety of exercises and programming nuances that are designed to develop the best results within the athlete for their sport. But no matter what sport you are training for – at some point you take it back to the basics. In this two-part series, we will break down the key features of a few the essentials every training room needs: barbells and weight plates.

At first glance, the difference between one barbell and another is not obvious. It takes a closer look and maybe even a test-drive to see and feel the difference between them. In an effort to make your decision process a little easier, here’s a closer look at our complete selection of Olympic barbells. Check out our quick reference guide to Olympic barbells and a video using barbells and weight plates from Power Systems Brand Ambassador Bennie Wylie below!

 

PRO POWER BAR

  • Power Systems BEST SELLING BARBELL
  • Rigid bar construction is great for powerlifts and general weight training
  • Available in 700 lbs. and 1500 lbs. weight capacity
  • Choose a nickel plated or black oxide finish

 

 

 

PREMIUM OLYMPIC BAR

  • Quality thrust bearings provide extremely fast rotation that is required for Olympic lifts
  • Specialty construction allows for optimum whip and flex to accompany dynamic lifts
  • Highly durable and provides optimum performance  for high volume training sessions

 

 

 

 

TEXAS POWER BAR

Texas Power Bar

  • Aggressive knurling and minimum rotation make this a perfect choice for heavy power lifts
  • Perfect for a high school or collegiate weight room to accommodate heavy squats, deadlifts, and chest press
  • Virtually maintenance free bar can be put into any application without worry

 

 

 

 

 

DIAMOND PRO IWF BAR

Diamond Pro IWF 20kg

  • Features IWF and IPF knurl markings
  • Self-lubricating bushings provide smooth even spin and great durability
  • Available in two weights for male (20kg)/female (15kg) specific IWF Olympic lifting training regimens

 

 

 

 

DIAMOND PRO SELECT BAR

diamond pro select 20kg

 

  • Bars meet IWF specifications
  • Feature IWF and IPF knurl markings
  • Industrial needle bearings provide smoothest rotation for Olympic lifts
  • Available in two weights for male (20kg)/female (15kg) specific IWF Olympic lifting training regimens

 

 

 

DIAMOND PRO POWER BAR

Diamond Pro Power Bar

  • Recommended for powerlifting and weight training
  • Features power knurl marks at grips and center
  • Steel bushing bearings provide ideal rotation for heavy power lifts

 

 

 

Interested in learning more about our Olympic Barbells? Check out our Olympic Barbell Quick Reference Guide to finding the ideal barbell to meet your needs.

Once you have selected your primary Olympic sized training bars – check out our expansive selection of specialty bars. Power Systems offers eight additional plate-loaded bars featuring various lengths, grips, and designs. Add these to your training space to complete a comprehensive training barbell selection for your athlete’s needs.

Multi-Grip Bar                                                                  Hex Bar

multi grip bar

Hex Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Olympic Tricep Bar                                  Pro Olympic Curl Bar

Pro Olympic Tricep bar          Pro olympic curl bar

 

Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth Fouts is Power Systems’ Education and Trade Show Coordinator and a 10 year veteran in the fitness industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, is certified in and actively teaches 4 Les Mills Group Fitness Programs, and serves as a PowerWave Senior Coach. When Elisabeth isn’t teaching group x classes, you can find her training for or participating in an Obstacle Course race or watching Tennessee Volunteers or Dallas Cowboys football… GO VOLS!