I have very limited space for my home gym, which takes up roughly half of a small bedroom in my house. I like my full size barbells, but loading and unloading bumpers from a 7ft bar in a small space is cumbersome.
Thankfully, “shorty” Olympic barbells came on my radar last year and I’ve spent a few months researching and testing a few options for permanent inclusion in my home gym.
Trap bars (aka hex bars) are great for making deadlifts more accessible, mainly because they make the lift much easier on the back and spine.
I was recently looking to add a trap bar to my home gym, and I happened to stumble upon a company called Gopher Performance offering exactly what I was looking for – a rackable trap bar with dual handles.Read More...