We review free products that we receive and participate in affiliate programs, where we may be compensated for items purchased through links from our site.

See our disclosures page for more information.

The Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0 is a collaboration between Rogue Fitness and Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell. It's one of the best power bars available and at a price that years ago would be unheard of.
4.22
Rogue Fitness
Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0
Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0

Co-developed with powerlifting legend and strength coach Louie Simmons, Rogue's redesigned Westside Power Bar is now fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio–just down the road from Simmons' renowned Westside Barbell training facility.The Westside Power Bar 2.0 features a 29MM diameter, 205K PSI tensile strength shaft with single powerlifting knurl marks and a center knurl. The updated knurl pattern was chosen specifically to Louie's standards, and is deep and coarse without being sharp or abrasive. The bar also features a durable snap-ring design, bronze bushings, and a black zinc coating on both the shaft and sleeves. We worked directly with legendary powerlifter, strength coach, and Westside Barbell founder Louie Simmons to fine-tune this bar into one worthy of both the Rogue and Westside names. Every element of Version 2.0, from the knurling to the finish to the endcaps, was held to a champion's standard. We believe this bar ranks with some of the best power bars ever made, but the words "Louie Simmons Approved" say more than we ever could. The Westside Power Bar's 29MM diameter steel shaft now has a tensile strength of 205,000 PSI, delivering superior rigidity and virtually zero whip/flex. Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the bar also features a snap-ring design and quality bronze bushings for a smooth, consistent feel. Includes a lifetime warranty against bending.* We updated the knurl pattern for Version 2.0 of the Westside Power Bar, turning again to Louie Simmons to test and refine an aggressive, precision powerlifting knurl–deep and coarse without being uncomfortably sharp or abrasive. A center knurl is also included for added "stick" to the back during squats. The Westside Power Bar has a distinct look, featuring a Black Zinc coating on the shaft and sleeves, plus new green endcaps with the Rogue and Westside logos. Black Zinc has one of the lowest oxidation rates of any barbell finish, meaning it requires less upkeep and will look like new over the long haul, now matter how much abuse you put it through. Specifications:Made in Columbus, OH, USACo-developed with Westside Barbell's Louie SimmonsExclusive, aggressive knurl pattern + center knurl205,000 PSI tensile strength shaft for reduced whipBronze bushings + snap ring design for smooth spinGreen Endcap with Westside & Rogue logosUnloaded Weight: 45LBFinish: Black Zinc on shaft and sleevesLifetime Warranty against bending*

$325.00

Shop deal

When Louis Simmons puts his stamp of approval on a piece of powerlifting equipment, people tend to take notice.

The Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0 developed along side Louis Simmons is in my mind, the powerlifting bar to have.

Not only does it look like a can of Monster Energy Drink, but it's a 205,000 PSI, aggressive knurl, Made in the USA, Lifetime Warranty Record Breaker.

If you're looking to PR on any or all of your Big 3 and want a bar that you can pass down to your grandchildren when you die (because us iron addicts lift till we're dead and gone) then this is the bar for you.

Specifications:

  • Made in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Updated, aggressive knurling approved by Louie Simmons
  • Center knurl for added “stick” to the back during squats
  • 29mm Diameter and 205,000 PSI tensile strength for greater rigidity and reduced whip
  • New Green Composite Bushings and Snap Ring Design for smooth spin
  • New Green Endcap with Westside logo
  • Weight: 45LB
  • Finish: Black Zinc on shaft and sleeves
  • Lifetime Warranty against bending

Further reading

Kabuki Strength ShouldeRok In-Depth Review Cover Image
Kabuki Strength ShouldeRok In-Depth Review

The ShouldeRok from Kabuki Strength and Chris Duffin is a loadable mace that can be used for swings as well as some other movements. After using the ShouldeRok for over 2 years, we still confidently recommend the ShouldeRok for increasing shoulder mobility and strength. Read more

Reebok Releases Special Edition 2017 CrossFit Games Nano's Cover Image
Reebok Releases Special Edition 2017 CrossFit Games Nano's

In commemoration of the 2017 CrossFit Games being hosted in Madison, Wisconsin, Reebok has released a special edition pair of the Nano 7's. Read more

REP Fitness FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench In-Depth Review (Plus 2-Year Update) Cover Image
REP Fitness FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench In-Depth Review (Plus 2-Year Update)

The REP Fitness FB-5000 Flat Bench is by quite a large margin, the best value flat bench currently available to home gym owners. It features an intelligent design, great padding, grippy vinyl, and other standout features at an excellent price point. Whether your max bench press is 135 LB or 500 LB, you'll have a hard time finding a better value weight bench. Read more

inov-8 F-LITE G 300 Review (2021): Durable Cross Training Shoes for Wide Feet Cover Image
inov-8 F-LITE G 300 Review (2021): Durable Cross Training Shoes for Wide Feet

I love trying new training shoes – almost as much as I love trying to figure out the best squat racks or thebest air bikes. There has been some buzz recently about the inov-8 F-LITE G 300s, which are marketed as a cross training shoe. After recently trying the Nike Free Metcon 4s, the Reebok Nano X1s, and the NOBULL Trainers I wanted to see how they stacked up.For this inov-8 F-LITE G 300 review, I’ve enlisted the help of staff writer Caroline Lubinsky, a former NCAA D1 Women’s College Soccer player. Caroline cross trains regularly and gives us a deep look into how these perform. Keep reading to find out what we thought about these in terms of durability, value, and comfortability. Read more