Wondering anyone has experience with this - The gym I go to has a full set of bumper plates but they only have these shitty barbells that don’t have the grip all the way down to the ends of the barbell. Kind of like the picture, but with even less grip. Anyways yesterday I was feeling really really good at 175 so I decided to make the jump and go for a 195 pr. Problem is I couldn’t keep my grip(hook) on the bar because it’s all smooth slippery surface at the barbell ends, and my hand totally slipped off when I was trying to transition the weight overhead.
Anyone have experience with these types of barbells?
Stupid gym. Full oly bumper plates and no decent bars.