About Olympic High Hex Bar
The hex bar is an essential addition to your gym or home if you want to build overall body strength and muscle. Because it features a unique shape and design that helps correct your stance and ensure a correct lifting maneuver.
If you has a hex bar, stop using it just for shrugs, and consider doing some deadlifts. Opens a New Window with it. It allows you to go heavier than standard deadlifts (which place more overload on the leg muscles), leading to greater muscle growth in the long run. Even if you compete in the deadlift, using the hex bars occasionally can help you go heavier to get stronger in the lower-body muscles. And if you had to give up deadlifts due to lower-back issues, the hex bars may be your key to doing them again.
With a barbell, the weight is in front of your body; while the design of the hex bar places the weight in line with your body. The Olympic High Hex Bar places a lighter load on the lumbar spine. Use the Hex Bars, you can effectively improve your deadlifts and lift more weight. Therefore, it’s especially suitable for those with lower back pain or discomfort.
How to choose a Olympic High Hex Bar?
When choosing a hex bar, look for one that is the right size to fit your frame when you do squats, dead lifts or shrugs. Also consider how many weight plates it can accommodate and decide if this is sufficient for your needs. Hex bars are sold individually, but some are available in sets, which include weights as well as clips or bumpers to hold them in place on the bar. Look at the weight of the bar before you add other plates, as this may be a better starting point when you begin your exercise regimen.
Many hex bars are made of alloy steel for heavy-duty durability and are zinc plated to resist rust. Look for those with knurling on the handles, as these offer a firmer, more secure hold while lifting. Others may also have adjustable handles to fit different users or exercises.
The Hex Bar keeps weight centered through the body’s midline during deadlifts, shrugs, and power pulls. The change in angle allows you to do dead lifts that incorporate less of your glutes and lower back while increasing the use of the quadriceps. To create custom Olympic Hex Bars, simply add the Olympic Plates in the weight of your choice.
Features of Olympic High Hex Bar
• Suitable for doing squats, deadlifts, shrugs and power pulls
• 2-handle options for exercisers of all sizes
• Hex bars sold separately from plates
• Accommodates 2 in plates
• Allows you to pull more weight without the impact on lower back
• Shifts the impact from the glutes and hamstrings onto the quadriceps
Does not come with spring collars as shown in photo.