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Data on difference between elephant/deadlift bar and stiff bar on sumo deadlift?

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Asked by: Mary Soto

What is the difference between a deadlift bar and a stiff bar?

When compared to stiff bars, deadlift bars are longer, thinner, have a lower tensile strength, bend more under heavier loads, and have no center knurling. Deadlifts bars are for deadlifts only, but stiff bars can be used for more exercises, including squats, bench presses, overhead presses, and lunges.

How much harder is it to deadlift on a stiff bar?

Deadlift Bar vs Stiff Bar Flex



But the deadlift bar is designed to flex more than a standard bar due to the smaller diameter, longer shaft, and lower tensile strength. With some basic measurements, I estimate that the deadlift bar bends about 1” with 405 lbs. Whereas the stiff bar only bends about ½”.

Is Elephant Bar easier?

For some, the Elephant Bar might be easier, but it really is a different type of pull you have to be a bit more patient at it and slow off the floor to allow the slack to all come out.

How much does a deadlift bar add to your deadlift?

For example, a power bar has a diameter of 29mm and a deadlift bar has a diameter of 27mm, which makes it easier to grip. The deadlift bar also has more space between the sleeves (56” vs.



How much does using a deadlift bar help a deadlift?

Stiff Bar Weight (kg) Projected Deadlift Bar Weight (kg)
370 386.3592
380 397.3718
390 408.4001
400 419.4436

Which bar is better for deadlift?

hex bar

All said and done, the hex bar is better for going heavier on deadlifts as well as for reducing stress on the lower back. If your gym has a hex bar, stop using it just for shrugs and consider doing some deadlifts with it.

How do I know what deadlift bar to use?

Hands. Speaking of grip the last feature associated with deadlift bars is the knurling. It's usually on the more aggressive side to prevent from grip. Issues. And these bars typically do not contain a

Do you want whip in a deadlift bar?

If you're into power lifting where you're doing either a deadlift a squat or a bench press you're typically going to want a stiffer bar with little to no whip.

Who has Deadlifted the most?

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

The heaviest deadlift is 501 kg (1,104.5 lb), and was achieved by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Iceland) at Thor’s Power Gym, Kópavogur, Iceland, on .

At what weight does a deadlift bar bend?

For a standard barbell, it’s very likely that you will start to see some bend when the bar is loaded between 225lbs – 315lbs. At this weight, the bar will bend a few inches during explosive compound lifts.

What is a Texas deadlift bar?

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Can you deadlift with a normal barbell?

A barbell deadlift is the traditional style deadlift. It is typically performed with a 7ft Olympic Barbell or a Women’s Olympic Barbell and a set of bumper plates. The weight bar starts on the ground in front of the lifter. They then bend to pull the weight up and back slightly to deadlift.

Can you deadlift with a bench press bar?

These bars are best for traditional strength and power exercises such as the bench press, squat, deadlift, overhead press, Romanian deadlift or bent-over row. Most power bars can handle anywhere from 600lbs with a standard bar to 1,200lbs with a competition bar.

Is it OK to deadlift and squat same day?

If you are performing deadlifts and squats on the same day, it’s recommended to perform you main deadlift strength work first, followed by squat accessory/hypertrophy work.

Should you bench press or deadlift first?

Another way of determining exercise order comes from powerlifting. Powerlifting workouts often start with the squat on the first day, the bench press on the second, and the deadlift on the third. Again, this makes perfect sense if our goal is to get stronger at the Big Three powerlifting lifts.