NOTE: These are discounted Duffalo Bars that we cannot sell at retail price due to minor cosmetic blemishes and imperfections. The bars are 100% structurally sound and fully functional; the only issues are minor aesthetic imperfections (scratches, blemishes, discoloration). Some bars have mismatched sleeves (ex. bare steel bar with zinc sleeves)
NOTE: Please Select UPS for shipping! USPS will not take products of this length and will ship via UPS regardless.
|Product Weight||Bar: 55 LB
Attachment: 4.7 LB
|Length||96" (Total Bar)|
|Steel Type||195 KSI Steel|
|Other Specs||19.5" Sleeves
Oil Impregnated Bronze Bushings
2000LB Load Capacity
Attachment point for accessories (Industry First)
|Manufactured||United States of America (Portland, Oregon)|
The Duffalo Performance Squat and Bench bar is the ultimate bar for squatting and bench pressing, correctly, safely, and for performance. We honestly believe that outside of competition, every lifter would benefit from using the Duffalo Bar vs. a standard barbell. This is a bold claim to make, we know, but we hope you'll continue reading on as we explain. Use the tabs above for more information.
Included with your purchase:
Our proprietary bends allows scapular retraction and also reduce stress on the easily irritated Bicep tendon in the shoulder. It does so while eliminating the counter productive center peak on similar bars. Reducing direct strain on the bicep tendon plus allowing increased back rigidity and proper joint centration through scapular retraction are incredibly important. Additionally our bar improves the ability to improve core stability and conversely improves lumbar stability.
All of this adds up to removing pain, injury risks, and allows you to focus on the lift. Over time and you will see increased performance and increased longevity of your lifting or athletic career.
If you train the squat in your athletic development this bar is a must! Even if you compete in barbell sports requiring a straight bar you should be using this bar up till the final weeks of training for a meet to preserve your shoulders.
The Duffalo bar is THE primary bar we use in training with out team and I highly encourage its use year round up till the final 3-4 weeks prior to a meet.
- Donnie MR3000 Thompson - Champion Powerlifter and Movement Guru
Our proprietary bends optimize the wrist angle when held in the pressing positions. This positioning cues proper joint centration in the shoulder while also improving both lat and scapular engagement. Despite the increased ROM of the press users report significantly reduced (eliminated) shoulder pain while gaining increased training effect from the additional range of motion. The improvements in joint centration as well as both lat and scap engagement, grooves the correct pressing patterns, automatically ensuring the proper engrams are programmed.
I simply won't use any other bar than the Duffalo bar to train with for myself or my athletes given the choice. In combination with the ShouldeRok it has been a 'Game Changer' in this Olympic training cycle.
- Reese Hoffa - 3x Olypmian in the Shot Put
NOTE: PLATING THE BAR ADDS A FEW WEEKS TO THE TIME REQUIRED TO SHIP THE BAR TO YOU!
SELECT YOUR PLATING TYPE IN THE DROP DOWN
Plating increases risk for crack propagation and reducing the strength of your Duffalo Bar which is why we prefer to leave the bar in its bare finish to maximize strength. Our bare finish is, however, Chrome in appearance due to the heat treated and cold finishing under which the bar is processed. We do understand that some user's live in very humid environments. This item is for the plating only, add it to the order for your Duffalo Bar
Electroless Nickel- This is a premium finish. Nickel Plating is used in engineering applications where high wear, corrosion resistance, and hardness are needed. Nickel plating is both more cosmetically appealing than stainless steel as well as significantly more corrosion resistant in like products than stainless steel! Nickel plating is more durable than chrome and will retain it's warm, mirror smooth polish for years until worn through. In our application we believe Nickel plating to be both superior to Stainless steel in Cosmetic Finish, Corrosion Resistance, Surface Hardness, as well as maintaining the desired strength and material characteristics of our bar. We really believe if you are going to go with plating this is the option to go with.
Clear Zinc- The same corrosion resistant coating as the Shoulderok. Shiny and bright on arrival with a hue that varies from bluish to brownish. As the bar is used this coating will develop dull, gunmetal grey patina. Least expensive and most durable.
Black Oxide - Black oxide or blackening is a conversion coating for ferrous materials, stainless steel, copper and copper based alloys, zinc, powdered metals, and silver solder. It is used to add mild corrosion resistance, for appearance and to minimize light reflection. We particularly like the gunmetal black finish it gives to the Duffalo Bar. It just looks badass in our opinion!
Shipping a 55lb barbell (especially one that is not straight) is pretty challenging and not very cost effective. We've worked hard to negotiate better rates with our carriers and we think you'll be happy with the $ amount you are charged for shipping.
(we recently re-negotiated our shipping rates due to increased volume thanks to customers like you. As a result, you will see a savings of around 50% on shipping for heavier equipment like this product)
Which coating on the buffalo bar will prevent rusting?
The clear zinc and electroless nickel finishes are both extremely corrosion resistant and shouldn't rust. The black oxide is but to a lesser degree. Clear zinc and EN are both plating finishes where the black oxide is actually an oxidation that they apply to the bar. It's recommended to oil the bar from time to time to seal the finish in and it will stay nicer over time that way.
Do you ship to Scotland in the U.K.
We do ship there. As noted on the product page for the Duffalo bar however we are unable to send it via USPS and can only ship it via UPS (worldwide expedited) being the cheapest option generally.
Does this bar fit kg Olympic plates . I know it fits pounds
Yes, it's a standard diameter sleeve for an olympic bar. It should fit regular plates as well as competition olympic plates.
does the bar sit fairly well on regular j hooks?
The bar definitely works just fine in regular J hooks. We use it in racks like this often and the only thing is that it has a propensity to slide to one side or another and can be adjusted before putting it on your back. If you have the style of J hooks that swing out to one side and pull straight out, if you swap the side of hte rack they are on (so that the hooks would swing in toward the center of the rack before removal) they will tilt and perfectly accomodate the curve of the duffalo bar
Can I avoid shipping charges by picking up bar in person?
Absolutely! Anyone is welcome to stop by The Lab and pick up their order in person! If you do so, wait until you get here and we'll place the order for you manually.
Are there any black duffalo bars ready for shipment ? If not when will they be ready ?
Black Oxide bars are plated on an order-by-order basis. After you place your order it may take between 1-2 weeks for us to get the bar plated and shipped out to you.
Hey Chris! I've been contemplating this bar for a while now on my squat and bench. However, is there any application for military press or deadlifts?
There are absolutely military press applications. I've personally used it for that reason and find that you get the same shoulder centration effect. The deadlift, less so. It would put the wrists in position that would actually be the opposite of what it normally does and have unpleasant effects up the chain.
Hope this helps,
Kabuki Strength Coach
Agreed it is great for military press and incline pressing! It is used quite freqently for both. Some people use it for rowing as well by hanging chain weight in the center to make stay in the downward postion. This will improve scapular rectraction and range of motion in that movement. But for deadlifting it would not provide an advantage other than being similair to doing a small block pull. If the hands are to far out it would also negativily affecte the wrists as Brady noted. Orlando Green does like to use it for single arm deadlifts however.
Is it good for Olympic style ass to grass squatting also. Mainly see people using it for low bar squatting.
The Duffalo bar can be used for all types of squatting. High bar, low bar, front squats, ect. The curve of the bar sits well over the traps and still reduces stress on the shoulder joint while minimally changing the way the bar loads the body compared to a straight bar.
Do you guys ship to Melbourne, Australia?
We do ship to Australia, however we can't send the bar via USPS priority mail international as they do not take items of that length. In order to ship to Australia you would need to select UPS worldwide expidited shipping.