Ok there is a contraption in my gym that I'm considering. It is shaped like a diamond, you stand in the middle, handles at your sides, plates on the ends like a regular bar, and lift (dead lift, I'm guessing). Picture a regular bar, but pulled apart in the middle so that you can step in the middle.
Deadlifts seem to hurt my back, making it stiff for the following day. I'm thinking this may be better for me as I won't have the problem with the bar hitting my shins, thus allowing better form and helping my back. Is this thing good? Is it for deadlifts? Could it be used for presses? This would end my problem of leaning back to avoid the bar hitting my nose.