The Barbell Strap attaches to any Barbell and allows the lifter to carry out a variety of exercises, including...
Deadlifts - The Barbell Strap offers a great alternative way of carrying out conventional and sumo style Deadlifts. Having the Barbell Strap across the shoulders takes the arms out from the exercise, therefore allowing those with arm or shoulder injuries to still carry out this exercise.
In this video below Larry Wheels shows you how to use the Barbell Strap for Deadlifts and its many benefits.
Good Mornings - This exercise is normally performed by placing the barbell across the back of your shoulders. It can be difficult to locate the Barbell in a comfortable position, especially for the lower position of the exercise. The Barbell Strap can comfortably and securely be rested across the back of your shoulders. Watch the Videos above for a Demonstration.
Hip Belt Squat - This exercise is great for working the legs without putting any stress on the lower back. While this exercise can be performed with the Hip Belt Squat Machine, the Barbell Strap offers a cheaper alternative for performing this much-loved exercise. The Strap comes with a centrally located loop for attaching a Dipping Belt or Belt Squat Belt, making this a very simple exercise to set up. No need for boxes to get good depth, unlike when using the loading pins. Watch the Video above for Demonstration.
Some Barbells such as the Rogue Ohio Power Bar 20kg, have very small width lips on the sleeves, as shown in the diagram to the left.
The Barbell Strap should NOT be used for Hip Belt Squats on Barbells where the lip is 0.5 inches (12.7mm) or less, as there is potential for the O-rings on the Barbell Strap to pass over the Lips.
Zercher Squat - The Zercher Squat is normally performed by placing the Barbell across the front part of your shoulders, which can be uncomfortable for some. The Barbell Strap adds a different spin to this exercise, with the Barbell Strap across the back of the shoulders, the weight is distributed across your back. Yet with the weight of the Barbell located at the front of your body, you still get Quad dominants similar to the Zercher Squat....perhaps this exercise should be known as the Repel Squat. Watch the Video Below for Demonstration.
The Barbell Strap is made with Industrial Strength Materials - you will break before the strap does.
We currently have two versions of the Barbell Strap:
The Chain Version has a recommended weight limit of 400kg. This is the original Barbell Strap design as used by Larry Wheels.
The Tension Buckle Version is our new design and is super strong. See the video above for how this works. It can handle over 500kg and has an easy adjusting system. Also, the overall Barbell Strap length can be reduced a lot more than the chain's version, therefore giving the lifter more range of motion when doing hip belt squats.Ask a Question
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Hi, would this strap also work well with a 1.6 metre Olympic trap bar?
Yes, it would, as long as the lips of the sleeves are the correct size, as mentioned in the description. We don't have much feedback from customers on how good this is as a setup, our recommendation would be to use an Olympic Barbell.
I am operating under the assumption that this assists with lifters with limited hip mobility
Hi, the Barbell Strap is fully adjustable for people of all sizes and working full and partial ranges of motion on a variety of exercises.
Hello, I don't have an olympic bar, just a normal one. Does it works too? I mean to fix it on the sides. Thanks
Hi, In order to use on a standard bar, you would need to first put on 2 small plates, and then secure the Barbell Strap. This will prevent the Barbell strap from slipping off the sleeves.
Does it come with chains
We have 2 versions, the chain version, which yes, does come with chains, and the Tension Buckle version which uses Tension Buckle straps instead of chains. The Tension Buckle Version can handle a lot more weight.
ive recently started to do semi sumo as seems right for my body.my question is can i use my normal hand placing using this strap?
Check out Larry Wheels video, at 1.33 he mentions using the Barbell Strap for Sumo.
Here is a link to the vid: https://youtu.be/byDqzyvh_PQ
Does the barbell strap with chains come with the chains as it shows in the video?
How wide is the strap and how long for the chain and no chain strap?
The total length of the strap is 240cm (approx. 95")
The width is 10cm (approx 4")
The chain and no chain versions are the same sizes.
Do you have any more updates when this is going to be back in stock? Recently had arm surgery and this would be perfect
We should have the Barbell Strap back in stock by the end of the month. Apologises for the delay.
How much does the entire belt weigh, chains and everything? I’m thinking of having a friend bring it with them on the plane.
1.5kg is the total weight.
Does it come in different colours?
No sorry, not currently.
Hi Can the barbell strap be used with a 1inch barbell
No, the Barbell Strap has been designed to work with Olympic Barbells.
What is the maximum weight that the strap can be used with?
The Weight Limit on the chain version of the Barbell Strap is 400kg. Larry Wheels did lift more than this, but we wouldn't recommend lifting this much weight with the chain version.
The Tension Buckle version of the Barbell Strap has been tested with over 500kg. Check out the demonstration video at the end to see one of the tests we carried out.