Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
Matt Morris
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, Wi
Posts: 78
Default Bar Questions

Has anyone worked with the pendlay needle bearing bars? I'm debating getting one of those versus the werksan or eleiko training bars.

Also, I live in wisconsin and workout mostly out of my garage. If I keep a bar like that in my garage during the winter (below freezing) will that mess it up? Should I keep it inside, take it out to train, and then bring it back in?

Thanks!
Matt Morris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:12 AM   #2
Matt Morris
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, Wi
Posts: 78
Default

Greg,

What bars do you use in the gym? Werksan?
Matt Morris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
Matt Morris
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, Wi
Posts: 78
Default

Not sure if anyone cares, but after much googling and reading of pretty old posts, I bought the pendlay needle bearing bar. I'll leave a review sometime in the next few months.
Matt Morris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
David Leitner
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5
Default Training bars at Catalyst

I'd also like to know what bars Catalyst uses. From the videos it looks like you could spin the bar, go take a leak, come back and it would still be rotating.

-Dave
David Leitner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
floyd nelson
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Leitner View Post
I'd also like to know what bars Catalyst uses. From the videos it looks like you could spin the bar, go take a leak, come back and it would still be rotating.

-Dave
they use werksan for weightlifting and pendley for squatting.
floyd nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:17 AM   #6
Blair Lowe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 593
Default

I used the Pendlay HD Bushing bars at Midtown Strength in the spring. Pretty nice. Can't remember what bar I ended up with at my visit to CalStrength though.

Haven't tried a Werksan though there was an Eleiko. It was kind of an odd bar. There was also some of those Japanese ones.
Blair Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
Nicholas Brooky
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default Used Bars

Anyone know where I can find some good used weightlifting bars? Like maybe a used chapman, or pendlay that is used, Im trying to find a bar to use in my garage, not for crossfit but strictly weightlifting, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Nicholas Brooky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator