About Us

Adamant Barbell was founded in 2007 by David Kiesling, and is based in Pacifica, CA.



Our focus is on freeweights and weight training equipment.

Heavy freeweight exercises are the best way to get stronger.
Barbells and dumbbells are the best tools for the job.

This is true whether you're a powerlifter, bodybuilder, or just a common person (like us) who wants to be a little stronger and be in good shape.

We are in the business of aiding the well-being and performance of thousands of people throughout the US. 

Not only that, our blog has tons of info on picking the right kind of equipment for your situation, caring for it, and all kinds of guidance on what to stay away from.



We are a small company that works with dozens of top gym equipment manufacturers, picking and choosing the best products of theirs out of thousands to choose from. We screen out everything you shouldn't be buying or you won't be happy with, like rickety benches, poorly designed power racks, and machines that won't last. 

Most of our products are shipped from the manufacturer directly to your door. This means lower prices due to our reduced overhead and inventory costs, the latest models, less chance of backorders and less chance of damage from repeated handling. Our products are marked "out of stock" as accurately as possible to avoid unexpected backorder situations.

Sometimes things break. It doesn't have to be a disaster, and we don't want you to worry about it. Any defect is covered under our Standard 30 Day Warranty at no cost to you, and later on down the line you can count on the manufacturers' warranties as detailed in the product description page and the Warranties Page. Adamant Barbell is an authorized dealer for over a dozen manufacturers, ensuring you're covered for the life of the warranty.



We regularly do business with:

  • Commercial Gyms
  • Training Studios
  • Crossfit Affiliates
  • Personal Trainers
  • High Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • City & County Governments
  • Fire Departments
  • Police Departments
  • Sheriffs Offices
  • And of course, tons of home users




David got his start in e-commerce by selling full-spectrum lamps part-time on eBay, while working a day job. He still has one in his home, in the back room workout area. The lamps were great, when they worked. They were so prone to having defective ballasts that he was sending replacement parts to half his customers. That's how you learn what customer service is all about. He took care of every single issue, got great feedback and reached eBay Power Seller status.


In 2007 David had the itch to get into the business of something he really cared about, instead of just lamps. Having lifted weights off and on for years, he knew a bit about gym equipment, so soon he became a Body Solid dealer and started selling their equipment on eBay.

One day David was standing in line at the post office and a fellow in front of him had about 50 padded envelopes stuffed full of kids' toys. It turned out the guy had migrated from eBay to his own website, and he obviously was successful at it. Every day he was unloading cartons and cartons of packages. Maybe eBay wasn't all it was cracked up to be?

Over time, David noticed that buyers and sellers on eBay had a lot of distrust for each other. The whole environment didn't foster any sense of trust. Amazon, on the other hand, was all about a price war for the cheapest low-quality fitness products. To some extent that's still true today. That didn't suit him, and he knew that it didn't have to be that way. It was time to leave those marketplace sites behind.

So that's when he plunged into the fitness industry full-time by starting Adamant Barbell, and from the very beginning he found that our own customers were a pleasure to work with. Great decision!