Ive got a crappy bar from a 300 pound weight set I got from Dicks Sporting Goods and the more and more I do oly lifts like cleans the more I want a better bar... the nut in the middle of the sleeve keeps coming loose and I have to screw it back down... so I am looking at a GOOD, CHEAP alternative
I do NOT have $600 to spend on a good competition bar like ivanko or $400 to spend on a pendlay bar
Anyone know anything about this bar?
Also, I don't have a platform... but I do have a huge wood panel with the puzzle piece mats u can get from walmart etc, seeing as how I live in an apartment I think if I started dropping weights all the time it would be extremely loud even though I am on the bottom floor
however, if you think I should get bumper plates to use with the bar, even if I cant completely drop it, do you think I should?
and if I don't get bumper plates, will regular oly plates mess up the good oly bar? I don't want it to get scratched from the concrete, etc.