When/at what weight should someone switch from a standard barbell to a deadlift bar?
Any recommendations for a good type/brand?
"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness" - Edward Stanley
I don't think it matters about what weight you are doing. I switched to a DL bar when I discovered that all of the meets I was competing in were using them, and the change was dramatic from the cheap olympic bar I was using.
I wanted an Okie bar, and attempted to buy one, but did not have a good experience. I contacted EliteFTS about the Texas bars, ordered it, and it arrived in 3 days. An all-around awesome bar for pulling. Not as much whip as the former, but enough.
(SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
2013 Goals:Triple-bodyweight deadlift; 600 DL; 350 raw bench (10/2013); Ironmind Hub: 60lbs. (10/2013)/65lbs.; Huge Golden Bastard bend double underhand; Red Nail bend double underhand - IMPs
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No need to wait. I never picked one up. I liked using a regular bar and then going to a meet and getting a big carry over from the dl bar.
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