Hey everybody, I was wondering if I could get some recommendations on a new barbell for my home gym. The two I have now are pretty cheap and I’d like to get an at least decent barbell to work with.
Right now I have two basically identical 86", 44lb, 30mm bars. The knurling on one is not that great, so I use it for ohp, squat and bench. The other has halfway decent knurling (I think?) So I use it solely for deadlifts, and i have to tighten one of the pins on it multiple times a session (no snap ring bushing). They both have center knurling as well.
I’m looking for a standard bar that I can use for all of the lifts, but I just don’t know what to look for since I haven’t really had the opportunity to try anything other than the ones I own.
There’s the rogue Ohio powerbar, rogue 2.0, and a few elite fts bars I’ve looked at. I don’t know if I want/need whip/no whip, center knurling, 28mm/28.5mm/30mm etc etc. I’d like to spend anywhere from 200-300 USD… Any suggestions?