Over the last few weeks I have been thinking that a new bar would be a good investment, and in light of the recent post about 300* weight limit bars I thought it a good idea to see what bars people suggest.
My current bar is a CL find that came with the bench and 260 odd pounds of plates for a heck of a deal of $100... My plate collection is growing steadily to keep in front of my maxes, and my lifts are ever climbing into the realm of uncertainty of my bar and its capabilities.
So the criteria for a new bar would be a solid durable bar that can do it all and not break the bank. $200 would be my hope and under that would better fit the budget. I like the sound of a raw steel bar but I am afraid that my Florida "Garage" gym would not be kind to it. I want to make sure it can stand up to Olly lifting and be used with bumper plates in the future.
Am I crazy, or does such a bar exist? Sorry for rambeling. let me know your thoughts. Who makes a great do it all Budget Bar.