Looking for a starter bar that will help you develop proper technique along with muscle? The Progression Xplode Chrome 72” Olympic Bar (OB72) is a great grab.
The OB72 offers features that take the worry out of lifting, while creating a level of comfort that will help you look forward to your next workout. This six-footer features 16” of aggressive, diamond-pattern knurling on both ends, giving either hand a solid, non-slip grip. Powerlifting knurling marks – set 32” apart – guide you to the proper hand placement for effective squats, bench presses and deadlifts. A friction-reducing bushing in the collar enhances sleeve rotation, making for a smoother, less jerky lift.
It’s perfect for young lifters looking to start off right or for anyone who’s ever wanted an affordable and encouraging intro to weightlifting. Once you get that technique in hand (actually, hands), you can build up to a maximum lift of 350 lbs.
Sleeve Rotation: Bushing
Outer Sleeve: Chrome
Total Bar Length: 72” (6ft)
Bar Diameter: 28 mm/1 ¼”
Bar Weight: 14.5 kg/ 32 lbs
Total Sleeve Length: 305 mm/12”
Outer Sleeve Length: 282.6 mm/ 11 1/8”
Maximum Weight Capacity: 159 kg/350 lbs