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Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:29:06 AM »
Thinking about getting one for my home gym.

Rogue has several options.  Also looked at the Kadillac Bar from Kabuki Strength.

Cost is no concern, within reason.

Suggestions?


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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 05:06:35 PM »
The kabuki bar is really nice, but from what I can see there are no different hand holds angles, everything has your hands perpendicular to each other.  I'd recommend something that offers a variety of hand grips, perpendicular and then angled off.  Rogue has always been known for good quality, so that may be the way to go....and they are cheaper $, which is a bonus. Then you could buy a duffalo squat bar too.


edit:I just read the description on the bar and I guess it does have different anlges, but they are vary slight, raninging from 10, 12.5, 15 degrees.  I've used some other bars with more aggressive angles and have found when I want to change my grip angle, I want to make a big change, not just a slight 2.5 degree change, but that's just personal preference.
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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 05:44:18 PM »
This is the one I have my eye on:

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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 07:25:52 PM »
Have you used one in the gym to see if you like it?
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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 05:52:56 AM »
Have you used one in the gym to see if you like it?

Never seen one in a gym before.....
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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 07:24:48 AM »
Have you used one in the gym to see if you like it?

Never seen one in a gym before.....

Be nice to try one 1st.
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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 08:43:09 AM »
I have the elite fts one.  Never used one that I thought was superior to another. 
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Re: Swiss Bar / Football Bar
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 01:08:42 PM »
I have one from Elite FTS, and I like it a lot.  I bought it on a Father's Day sale a few years ago.  Then they switched it's name to an American Press bar during a Fourth of July sale and never changed it back again for some reason.   ;D

https://www.elitefts.com/elitefts-swiss-press-bar.html

Well, if you came to Rochester you could try mine...  :P