This deadlift bar is built for the biggest and strongest lifters. There is a full 13" of space on each sleeve, enough to load it to potentially about 1000 lbs, depending on the width of your plates. This deadlift bar is zinc coated to resist rusting and has a solid sleeve design. Flip the bar over to change the starting height of your grip.
The 14" long sleeves will fit (7) of our 45lb economy plates on each side, plus collars, for a total weight including the bar of 704 lbs.
While we sometimes call it a deadlift bar, the movement done with it is closer to a squat. In a traditional deadlift with a straight bar, the bar is in front of you, requiring more assistance from the lower back to pick up the weight. With a deadlift bar like this, the center of weight is aligned with your body, requiring more force from your legs. So while it does require more leg strength, overall it puts the body in a more mechanically advantageous position.