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    Deadlift bars

    When/at what weight should someone switch from a standard barbell to a deadlift bar?

    Any recommendations for a good type/brand?
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    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
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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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.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

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    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

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