Which bar suits you?

Welche Stange passt zu dir?

Should I use the Olympic bar? Or would the trap bar be better? What could I do with the EZ bar? Maybe the dumbbell bar is more my thing? Too much choice and too little knowledge? We can change that. The choice remains - but we'll expand your knowledge now.

Olympic bar

Let's start with the barbell bar itself. A very important point that defines the Olympic bar: the weight plates can rotate freely because the weight holders are not welded to the bar but are attached via a needle bearing. This gadget makes various exercises easier and protects the wrists. Olympic bars are stable and extremely resilient. They were specially developed for squats and deadlifts because they can withstand up to an incredible 700 kg. However, this bar is also elastic. If it deforms during training due to the heavy weights, it returns to its original state afterwards. Elasticity meets stability. An Olympic bar is easier to grip with your fingers because the handle diameter is smaller than with other bars.

Trap Bar

This bar is ideal for deadlifts because you stand in it. This feature is only found in a trap bar. The weights are located to the side of your body and you stand inside the hexagon, thus avoiding axial load distribution on the spine. In addition, the handles are slightly higher than the center of the weight. This means you don't have to squat down as deeply to lift the weight, which in turn is easier on your back. You can train the area you want to train much more precisely. The rule is: the more upright your back, the more back-friendly the exercise. This barbell is the recommended equipment, especially for deadlift beginners. But you can do more than just deadlifts with it. Rowing exercises, shoulder raises, bench presses, or maybe you're thinking of doing the farmer's walk? Whatever you want to use the bar for, all of this is possible. Powerlifters will find new training stimuli with the trap bar (also called a hex bar), and it's an ideal way for deadlift beginners to get started.


Do you want to train your biceps? Then the EZ bar is particularly suitable. In contrast to a straight barbell, the wrists are in a natural position, which avoids strong supination, i.e. an outward rotation of the hand, and protects the wrists and shoulders from problems. The risk of injury is significantly reduced. The EZ bar allows more mobility of the wrists and also offers two grip options for more intensive bicep curls. This bar is also ideal for training the forearms; you can lift weights of up to 150 kg with it. With an EZ bar, you train as many muscle groups as possible while still protecting your joints, back and neck. Nothing stands in the way of joint-friendly strength training.

Dumbbell bar chrome

Now you may be wondering which of these bar variants you should integrate into your training. A long bar or a short bar? It depends on the exercises and your goals. While the EZ bar is ideal for bicep curls, straight barbells are better for exercises like bench presses, squats and deadlifts. With a barbell you choose a closed system (both hands are fixed at one point). If you use dumbbells , you train sensorimotorically more effectively with an open system as the possibilities for perception and movement are greater. Each arm is worked in isolation, you have the opportunity to better counteract imbalances, your coordination skills are trained and the movements largely resemble natural sequences. Another difference: you can usually move significantly more weight with a barbell than with dumbbells, but this fact also protects your back during dumbbell training.

Combination dumbbell

This dumbbell is definitely worth mentioning in this article. Although it is not just a barbell, but a complete set including weights, we will still try to point out the advantages of this bar so that you have finally got to know all the variants. The advantage here is clearly that you have a barbell and a dumbbell in one product. However, this barbell is not comparable to the Olympic dumbbell. Remember that an Olympic dumbbell with a weight of 20 kg is significantly heavier and more solid, and the weight plates on this combination dumbbell do not rotate freely. With the combination dumbbell in the barbell variant, bench presses, deadlifts, squats, hip thrusts, calf raises and much more are possible. With the dumbbell variant, you can train your upper arms more specifically with all possible versions and options. The selection of exercises is increased many times over with this combination dumbbell .

Which dumbbell will you be getting soon? We are excited and hope we have helped you a little.