In this video, Chris Duffin takes a look a the physics behind the Kadillac Bar's primary features and discusses it's advantages over a standard swiss/football bar.
What is the max load can the bar handle?
As for max load, it has been tested with over 1000 lbs.
Looking at the Kadillac bar-to alleviate pain when I bench. The pain is in the rear of both shoulders when I use a traditional bar. My concern is since the bar is angled will it place my shoulders in a bad place when I completely lower the bar as I bench? The few pictures I have found of people benching with this bar appears to place there hands below chest level when they are at rock bottom. I also looked at flat multi grip bats that wouldn’t go as deep I am just trying to make an informed decision.
Based on this limited information, the first step would be to identify whether benching with a neutral grip reduces the pain that you're describing. This can be easily tested by doing some neutral grip presses with dumbbells and if so, I would test the range of motion and see if the pain is ROM dependant. The camber of the Kadillac bar will allow you to go lower than a traditional straight bar and if that extra range of motion causes issues, then I would not suggest using the Kadillac bar until you're in a situation where that is not the case.
Would this bar be a good alternative to others bars to bench with for someone with shoulder injuries (labrum tear)?
This bar is an excellent pressing bar for someone with shoulder issues. Chris talks about the bar and how it will put you in the right shoulder position here; https://youtu.be/hpi01wQq3yg
You could technically spin this bar around and have somewhat of a supinated grip vs the pronated grip you see in all the pics, correct?
Absolutely! It is a very popular thing to do.
Does the Kadillac bar fit in a standard power rack for bench press
Yes, it will fit in a standard power rack. As stated on the product page, the Kadillac Bar fits racks between 41.5-54 inches.
Does the bar tend to tip upside down in the jcups when loaded with plates? I notice that my unloaded Duffalo does tip over, but it does not tip over once there are plates on the sleeves.
I loaded the Kadillac on two different racks within The Lab and it leaned against the J-cups when loaded, but stayed upright. When it is in the back of the cup and against the tall portion, it is steady with 135+lbs. The bar may react differently within different racks, however.
Can you ship this to the uk
Yes, the Kadillac Bar can be shipped to the UK. Just enter your shipping address at check-out and all shipping options available to you will populate, so that you can select the one that is best for your needs. Most of our international customers prefer UPS's Worldwide Expedited Shipping option, due to the fact it covers customs brokerage fees in most countries.
How much to ship to Manila? How long would it take?
In order to get a shipping quote with all available options, just add the item to your online cart and fill out the shipping address portion in the check out screen. You do not have to submit payment in order to obtain the quote. Our system will give you all available options and shipping times for that location. Most of our international customers prefer to use UPS's Worldwide Expedited Shipping, since that covers customs brokerage fees in most countries and usually arrives within 5 days of shipment. Thank you.
how effective is this for prone bench rows. Triceps extensions and shoulder press. Is there anymore videos Cheers
This bar works really well for prone bench rows, because the curvature of the bar allows it to clear more distance at the bottom of the bench. It can also be used for skullcrushers, though there would be no inherent benefit to doing that over a bar with similar grips. It can also be used for overhead press and athletes here at The Lab do that from time to time, but it wouldn't be very different from overhead pressing with another neutral grip bar. We have a number of videos on our socials, as well as on kabuki.ms, but the bar is relatively new so more will be in the works.
Is this bar redundant [for a home gym] if I have the Duffalo bar?
Not whatsoever. The next best purchase for a pressing bar would definitely be the Kadillac Bar. Last week Chris Duffin had an Instagram post that talked about this bar and 'playground physics'. It details how the grip angles on this bar were designed to keep the shoulders in a superior position of external rotation during pressing movements. Take a look at the link: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3x0rt7h6S1/
I'm local and was wondering if I can purchase and pick up rather than shipping it across town.
Yes, you can absolutely pick up barbells and IASTM tools at The Lab. When you place your order you will see a section called, 'Order Notes'. Let us know you would like to pick up your item(s) in person and list an email and phone number. We will contact you as soon as your order is ready and schedule a time for you to come in. Our order system will still charge shipping at the time of the transaction, however we will refund it when you pick up your item(s).
Can the kadillac bar be used for bent over rows or does it want to “flip over” like the duffalo bar?
The Kadillac Bar and the Duffalo Bar are both amazing for bent-over rows. However, the Duffalo Bar does require substantially more grip strength in rowing movements. Therefore, if you find it challenging but love the ergonomic position that the bar puts your shoulders in, you will love the Kadillac Bar for all movements including bent-over rows. Not only does it have 3 different grip widths, but because of the neutral angle, it will not challenge wrist or forearm strength to the level that the Duffalo Bar will.
Good afternoon.. i have a trap bar on order, if I order a kadillac bar can I combine shipping? Thank you Kevin Grunzweig
Unfortunately, we would not be able to combine 2 bars into one shipment. Each one of our bars is packaged and shipped separately in order to protect the bar. Moreover, this results in better shipping rates for our customers, since they are based off weight and dimension. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Regarding the Cadillac Bar - did its design team consider including a cable attachment point (near the center) to allow it to be used as a multigrip pulldown bar?
We did, which is why there is a hole there for you to add an eye-bolt for that exact use!
Hi guys, do you ship to Australia. If so, how much for shipping to Australia, Melbourne Victoria 3189? Is it more financial on shipping to purchase multiply bars? Example, 2 Cadillac bars & 2 trap bars.
We absolutely ship to Australia. However, all bars ship separately. For shipping estimates, please email the full location address to email@example.com, including the bars you would like to have shipped. Thank you!
Trying to figure out how to do squats with it.
We wouldn't recommend it, but let us know how that goes if you take it for a test drive/squat. Back squats may not be that comfortable, but a front/goblet squat might work. Tag us in your social media, if you post it!
Can you use this bar for military presses
Yes, you can!
Is the Kadillac bar solely for bench press or can you utilize it for for other movements such as skull crushers for triceps or even curls for biceps?
You may use the Kadillac Bar for a number of movements! One of our coaches was just using it at The Lab for skull crushers today and it was outstanding! People have been using it for curls and I've even seen them get creative with overhead press, as well as lat pull downs.
May be a dumb one but trying to budget since hopefully getting the trap bar when it’s available again at the introductory price. Does the”introductory” price mean it will be more after this period. If so, for how long does the introductory price last
Unfortunately, due to the rising cost of steel and manufacturing, the price of the Trap Bar will be increasing. Once the orders from the first release have been fulfilled, we will evaluate costs associated with creating the bar before the second release.
Are the handles knurled?
The handles on the Kadillac bar are a texturized powdercoat that feels like grip tape.
Is there attachment points for the Duffalo band pegs?
I apologize, there are not attachment points for the previous design of the Duffalo Bar attachments. We are redesigning our attachments to be able to be used with any bar.
What is the max and min rack width that the bar is able to be racked in?
The rack J-cups should be a minimum of 41.5" apart (from the inner side) to a maximum of 54" apart (measured from the outer side).
Do you have a monthly payment plan for this like what you had with your bars ?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financing at this time. We will definitely let our customers know if the option will be available again the future.
How do you rack this? Do you have to load the weights from the floor then lift it up on your stomach and press or can this fit on a normal bench rack?
The Kadillac Bar fits in a standard bench rack.