Is your home gym space a bit tight, but you still want to enjoy the benefits of a full-size barbell? Worry not, my fellow fitness fanatics! Several companies offer “shorty” Olympic bars, perfect for those confined spaces.
While some tradeoffs are made for the shorter length, a high-quality compact barbell can still meet the needs of most home gym lifters. I’ve personally bought and tested every short barbell from every major manufacturer to find the absolute best options for your limited-space home gym.