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Old 08-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
Charlie Michel
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Barbells

I train at a gym, but have been looking to get some equipment so I can do the WODs at home sometimes. I already have a Stud Pullup Bar, and now I'm looking at barbells. At the sporting goods store, they sell bars with something like 150 lbs of weight plates for $180 dollars. Then I go onto Rogue Fitness and find a good looking bar for $245, but with no plates? Is the Rogue bar really that much better? I just need a bar that I can crank out some thrusters on when I don't have time to make it to the gym. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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I train at a gym, but have been looking to get some equipment so I can do the WODs at home sometimes. I already have a Stud Pullup Bar, and now I'm looking at barbells. At the sporting goods store, they sell bars with something like 150 lbs of weight plates for $180 dollars. Then I go onto Rogue Fitness and find a good looking bar for $245, but with no plates? Is the Rogue bar really that much better? I just need a bar that I can crank out some thrusters on when I don't have time to make it to the gym. Any thoughts?
Charlie;

Nothing wrong with a crap basic bar for a few quick exercises, BUT with that said, if you ever want to squat, press, Dead at home, a quality bar is worth every penny. Buy the cheap bar for now, and if you WODS increase at home, consider buying bumpers and the best bar you can afford.

Rogue guys rock, worth maybe a trip over for Cincy to train one morning.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:35 AM   #3
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Re: Barbells

Charlie,

Get up to Columbus and put your hands on these bars. We have every bar you can imagine in our gym so you can see how some have held up and others have not.

We have bars in our scratch and dent area as well so if you are trying to cut costs that is an option!

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