Looking for training tools to make your barbell workout even more productive? Whether it’s alleviating the pressure the Olympic bar puts on your shoulders during a set of squats to thickening the diameter of your bar to help increase forearm strength, Ironcompany® offers the right tools to help anybody increase the effectiveness of their barbell workout no matter what their fitness goals are.
Barbell Pads - If you want to relieve the pinch or pressure that a barbell can place on your shoulders and neck during squats, lunges or calf raises, consider a barbell pad. Another option is a Manta Ray bar pad. It works by better distributing the weight of the bar throughout the shoulders and removing any pinch points. Barbell pads and Manta Ray’s will fit on either Olympic or regular style bars and are an easy way to make your workout more efficient by taking your mind off your neck and shoulders and focusing on the legs instead.
Barbell Bands and Chains - Add variable resistance to your barbell workout with a set of resistance bands or weight lifting chains. Each have been proven to help improve overall strength as well as explosive power when used during bench pressing, squatting and other exercises.
Weight Lifting Chalk - You’re only as strong as your weakest link. And a lot of times that is your grip. Greatly improve your gripping power when performing barbell and dumbbell exercises with gym chalk. Chalk removes the sweat and slipperiness your hands can experience during exercise and you’ll immediately find yourself able to perform more reps with heavier weight which means more results!
Thick Bar Training - If you prefer to train with thick bars to increase your grip strength and arm size, consider a pair of TrueGrip Thick Grips by Iron Bull Strength or Gripforce Trainer Bar Grips by Grip4orce. They’ll add different thicknesses to your existing dumbbell and barbell bars without having to invest in thicker ones.