Our Gladiator barbell is the best barbell we offer. Whether you are just starting to build your own home gym, or you are outfitting an affiliate and using it for Cross Training and HIIT workouts, the Gladiator will be a barbell that you will be sure to love. Choosing the right barbell is both an art and a science, but we have included the most important details below to make your choice as easy as possible.
Strength & Whip: A true Olympic bar at 28mm diameter for an easy grip, and at 230k tensile strength with a 1500 lb rating, bending this bar will not be an issue. Cheaper bars use a lesser grade steel and add thickness to the bar. 28mm and the right type of steel both bring a better whip to the barbell, making it a great mixed use barbell.
Coating: Hard chrome coating is the most rust resistance and lowest maintenance of any coating available. This is an expensive coating that is avoided by other bar manufacturers who typically use an oxide coating that rusts.
Spin: With 5 needle bearings per sleeve, the spin is smooth and the turn-over during cleans and snatches is phenomenal.
Knurl: With a medium depth knurling, it has plenty of knurl for your heavy lifts, but not a shark tooth knurl that rips up your hands for higher rep workouts. We recommend using a bit of chalk to help with your harder or heavier workouts.
- 28mm diameter (25mm for 15 kg bar)
- 20 kg (45lb) or 15kg (35lb) option
- 1500 lb static rating
- 5 Needle bearings for super smooth spin
- Hard Chrome coating – most rust-resistant available
- No Center Knurl – Ideal for doing high rep clean workouts without tearing up your neck
- Medium Depth Knurl
- Dual Knurl Markings – Powerlifting and Weightlifting – move faster on lifts
- 230k tensile, 210k yield
- 5 year warranty