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Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« on: December 22, 2015, 04:29:36 PM »
Going from an el cheapo big box bar that comes with the sproting goods store's 300# oly weight lifting sets to this is almost night and day.

No flex at 2 plates, it felt like one solid piece of iron goodness.  The knurling is like sticky tape on the hands, and as I do double overhand, this is especially important.  It's rated for 1200#, whereas the cheapo bars are straining at 400# (not my max but did some unracking squats/dead rack pulls and it was really pushing it, visible bending).

It was admittedly an impulse buy, with research done afterwards.  Was nice to see how general specs of texas/ohio bars were in relation to this model.  Seemed that there was a low/medium/competition & elite level of quality in barbells. This one was the economy model of the medium quality, and at $190, I feel that it's been money well spent.

Only throwing this out there for any other home-gymers that a good barbell is a worthy investment and if you're serious about moving some weight, it only makes sense to have a quality bar in your hands.

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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 06:18:11 PM »
I must have blocked pictures in my Chrome settings somehow. BRB buying a new computer and learning Linux.
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 07:31:29 PM »
I must have blocked pictures in my Chrome settings somehow. BRB buying a new computer and learning Linux.
I'm running chrome + Linux and I'm not seeing the same thing you are.

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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 07:35:45 PM »
I must have blocked pictures in my Chrome settings somehow. BRB buying a new computer and learning Linux.
I'm running chrome + Linux and I'm not seeing the same thing you are.

Digging out my Pentium desktop with Netscape Navigator and AOL dial up, I bet the pics will show then.
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 07:56:02 PM »
Congrats on the new bar.

I LOVE getting new lifting gear.
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 08:19:19 PM »
As far as photography goes, there's no flattering angle for a barbell.

But here we go:





And the farmer's handles I picked up as well:



And yes, I use car jack stands to load the bar.

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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 08:21:21 PM »
Nice.
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 08:24:58 PM »
She's beautiful! Have you picked out a name for her yet?
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 08:27:13 PM »
http://m.christiansfitnessfactory.com/item/33343537

This is what I originally walked in the store to look at,  got a 'flash deal' email this morning and it was almost half price.  Drove down and ended up changing my mind.  Glad I did.  Can do pseudo trap bar deads on the farmer's handles anyways. 

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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 08:30:09 PM »
Nice bar.  Treat it well and use it often.

For the jacks, ever thought of making one out of pipe?  Works like a charm.


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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 08:33:11 PM »
Nice.

Thanks!  The game has changed.

She's beautiful! Have you picked out a name for her yet?


You name your bar?

I've seen eastern European and Russian powerlifters show a high level of respect for the Barbell and weights as their theory is the bar is your training partner.

I'll let it earn a name.

Nice bar.  Treat it well and use it often.

For the jacks, ever thought of making one out of pipe?  Works like a charm.




Thanks.  I'll probably fabricate something along those lines soon. 

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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 08:40:39 PM »

I've seen eastern European and Russian powerlifters show a high level of respect for the Barbell and weights as their theory is the bar is your training partner.

I'll let it earn a name.

Hopefully it will earn a name like "Athena forger of Champions" and not "Becky"
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 08:43:12 PM »
There are many like it, but this one is mine.


Maybe Charlene.

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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 08:47:51 PM »
Now you're talking! 8)
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Re: Rogue Crossfit 2.0 Barbell
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 09:30:13 AM »
As far as photography goes, there's no flattering angle for a barbell.

But here we go:





And the farmer's handles I picked up as well:



And yes, I use car jack stands to load the bar.


Very nice!  A good bar makes a huge differnece.  I have nice bars at home, and when I go elsewhere it's a huge let down.  When they say 400lb max capacity they mean it.  I broke an old crappy bar a few years back.

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