What plates is the bar compatible with?
The BLK BOX Power Bar is compatible with all BLK BOX Weightlifting Plates and Bumpers, along with all change plates and collars.
How many plates can it hold?
This will depend on which plates you own, but for comparison, with its two 430mm sleeves the BLK BOX Power Bar can hold the below when used with lock jaw collars:
BLK BOX Blackout Bumper – 200kg
BLK BOX Impact Bumper – 120kg
BLK BOX HD or Colour HD Bumper – 280kg
BLK BOX Competition Plate – 320kg
What IPF Spec if the bar designed to?
The BLK BOX Power Bar meets all IPF Specifications for powerlifting competition, meeting the requirements for knurl, knurl marking, tolerances, overall dimensions and weight.
How durable is the bars finish?
The BLK BOX Power Bar features a hardened chrome finish, striking the perfect balance between durability and allowing the athlete to feel the harsh knurl of the bar. We recommend regular cleaning of the bar using a barbell brush.
Why are there no bearings?
Bearings are introduced into barbells to ensure a smooth and/or fast spin when performing functional or Olympic weightlifting movements. This spin reduces the force exerted on an athlete’s wrists during these movements, but as such adds some instability to the bar. If you’ve ever experienced the weight wobbling in your hands during a bench press, it’s likely you were using a bearing bar. With no need for weightlifting movements the Power Bar has been optimised for stability and strength and as such the more measured spin of a bushing has been used.