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Benchmann last won the day on July 9 2018

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  1. Best power bar and maybe deadlift bar

    I got screwed around a while trying to get a SS bar, waited a couple months, still out of stock, so took a punt and got a bar from Invade Fitness. Had it well over a year now, and it's still like new. Not really a hardcore power bar, but I think lurkers here looking for a barbell would be interested in them, they're a very good price too. It feels good to use. 190k psi, doesn't have a huge amount of spin but I don't care about that, and it's equal on each side which is the important part. Nice guy to deal with too.
  2. getstrength nz

    For what it's worth, the only thing I bought off get strength was a pair of lifting straps. Taken about 5 weeks to arrive, and it was in a parcel from China. From the site, it was implied they had them in stock in NZ, but they were selling stuff they didn't own. I emailed them too, wondering if they got lost in the mail, but they never replied back to this day. I mainly bought them as a test, and they failed it! So for the expensive stuff I wanted, I got a welder to copy their stuff and he made it cheaper and probably better too.
  3. Best power bar and maybe deadlift bar

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, Big Ken. A barbell has to be one of the hardest things to research online, so the info is appreciated. I'll probably get an SS one then, I wish it was in stock at the moment, tossing up between that and the Powerfit power bar, there's less info on the Powerfit one but it's $360 delivered vs $460 for the SS one.
  4. Protein on a budget

    Dated protein on clearance mixed in cooked oats is cheap and good
  5. Best power bar and maybe deadlift bar

    Getting to be a bit old, but did you end up finding a good barbell, Big Ken? Also, can you let me know why you want to upgrade from the Solid Strength Power Bar? I'm a bit of a powerlifter too and was about to buy one myself but noticed this thread and it raised a couple alarm bells!
  6. are dumbells enough for a good physique

    I train alone and believe dumbbells are significantly more dangerous than barbells, because the risk of dropping them is much higher. For example in the dumbbell bench press, when you are exhausted and try going for one rep, and one arm fails, you can collapse the dumbbell onto yourself. Also, when you drop one on yourself, you usually focus on that side and end up dropping the other side on yourself too! I remember once I dropped a dumbbell doing bench press, and to avoid it landing on my ribs I lowered it down and it landed on my hip and hurt a hell of a lot more than I expected. If money isn't an issue, I think you should get a power rack with spotters and use barbells for most stuff, a bonus is that if you feel safe, you can train harder. Another example is something like shrugs, you can unexpectedly lose your grip and drop a dumbbell on your foot, where if you have a barbell, your other hand can help guide the fall away from your feet/body.