Listen to Dr. Kelly Starrett - Kabuki Advisory Board member and world renowned clinician - as he discusses the benefits of the Kadillac Bar.
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.
Will this. Bar. Fit a. Standard Bench press
The Kadillac Bar will fit in a rack that is between 41.5-54 inches wide.
Fairly local to Portland, any discount for being able to pick up rather than have this shipped?
Yes, you would be able to get the shipping portion of your order refunded! You can make a note in your order that you'd like to pick it up at The Lab when it is ready and we will reach out when it's done and set an appointment for you to come in. We refund you for your shipping when we put the bar in your hands. I hope this helps!
How much to ship the kadillac bar to pearl city hawaii
Does this kadillac bar have the same knurling as the power bar?
The Kadillac Bar does not have knurling.
Are you shipping to germany?
Do you guys ship to Australia?
Do Olympic sized weighs and collars both fit perfectly on the Cadillac bar?
That is correct!
If I ordered a cadiliac bar are they available still And are you guys open to ship out
If a product has a lead time, it is located near the top of the product page in a section titled, 'Important Notes'. There you can see that the current manufacturing lead time for a Kadillac Bar is 6-7 weeks. Yes, we are manufacturing Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday mornings. Shipping occurs Monday through Friday at 3pm for UPS pick up and 4:30pm for USPS.
I have the PRX Profile folding squat rack. It measures exactly 41.5" inside-to-inside the J-cups. How much sleeve clearance will that leave between the rack and the inside hub of the sleeve? Or perhaps another way to ask the question - what's the measured distance of inside sleeve hub-to-inside sleeve hub on the bar? Concerned it would be a snug fit which could make re-racking heavy weights challenging.
The measurement you are looking for is 40.5, so it will be a tight fit with 1/2 inch clearance on each side.
Does it come in red
The Kadillac Bar does not come in red. The only powdercoat option is what you see on the website.
Do you have any used, returned or blemished kadillac bars for sale?
We do not have any blemished items available at this time. However, if you go to our website and over to the 'Equipment' tab, you will see a section in the dropdown window called, 'Cosmetic Blemish'. If you click on that, it will take you to a page with all of the items that occasionally have cosmetic blemishes. Select the item you are interested in and if there aren't any in stock, it will give you the option of signing up for an emailed alert for when one comes into stock. Cosmetic blemish items are rare and we never know when we will have them in stock, so if you receive an alert email my advice would be to purchase immediately.
Would this take stress off of surgically repaired shoulders in favor of putting more stress on the tri's?
Due to the extremely individual and medical nature of this case, we're not able to provide a specific answer. However, if pressing with a neutral grip feels better for your shoulders (this can be tested with dumbbells), then this bar should have a similar effect.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Are the handles knurled?
The handles on the Kadillac bar are a texturized powdercoat that feels like grip tape.
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).
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.