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8kg Aluminium Technique Barbell

8kg Aluminium Technique Barbell

Fat Barbell

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Recent times have seen a resurgence in the use of the Fat Bar.

Grip strength is one of the most significant – and essential – tools in a strong person’s repertoire.

Modern manufacturing has created sophisticated barbells which assist, rather than hinder the lifter. While this allows for the development of great technical proficiency in a sport like Olympic lifting, that assistance means that strength gains outside the scope of the lift itself are neglected.

Antique barbells were often thicker than their modern counterparts.
Part of the reason for this was because a heavier weight required a thicker barbell to support it. The other, less well-known reason was because in contests of strength, thicker bells were used in order that challengers to a strongman’s feats of strength would be defeated by their grip strength because of the thicker handle, rather than the weight itself.

Grip training is essential for anyone who wants to be strong.
Not only is it the simple, sensible way to approach anything – after all, you can’t attempt to assert yourself over and Atlas Stone / Kettlebell / Dead Ball / Barbell – if you can’t hold onto it, but the extra work-load on the hands means more muscle is recruited into the lift, making for greater overall lifts and consequent strength gains.

Recent times have seen a resurgence in the use of the Fat Bar.
Many strongman competitions use two and three inch axle bars in their events, adding a whole new dimension of difficulty and returning us to a broader, more inclusive, sophisticated definition of the word ‘strong’.

A Fat Bar has a larger diameter (50mm) than a standard barbell (28mm), which means your wrists and hands receive a greater workout through the process. You are able to train the desired movement, as well as inflict a more rigorous workout on fingers, thumbs and wrists.


  • Diamater 50mm
  • Weight 18kg
  • Length 2120mm
  • Sleeve length 390mm
  • Chrome finish
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