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Old 04-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
Matt Hemphill
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Bent Bar

I am looking for a second bar for my garage gym as now a friend works out with me. I found a Texas Power Bar for cheap, but the owner says it has a slight bend in it. My primary bar is a Rogue Bar, which I really like.

My question is, should I not buy the bent TPB, even though it is really cheap, or would it be ok for slow lifts and as a second bar.

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: Bent Bar

If you're just using it for the basic slow lifts, I don't see why a SLIGHTLY bent bar wouldn't work. It would personally bug me and I wouldn't use it, but I'm also pretty picky about stuff like that.

However it also depends on what you mean by SLIGHT bend and CHEAP.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Re: Bent Bar

Don't buy, a bent bar is useless.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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Re: Bent Bar

I would stay away from that. If your having your friend work out in your place you would be able to go head to head with another good bar. Also down the road you may find yourself needing two good bars for a WOD.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Re: Bent Bar

I thought TPB had a lifetime warranty?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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Re: Bent Bar

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=57705
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Here is a little discussion on the bar.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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Re: Bent Bar

As long as it was bent fairly evenly, and fairly cheap, I would love a bent TPB. It would add variety to the slow lifts. I wouldn't plan on using it for o-lifts or metcons though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #8
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Re: Bent Bar

I hear bent bars are sometimes preferred over straight ones for back squatting.
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