by Robert Maxwell
The barbell is the most important tool in any gym, and the quality of your barbell gives an accurate reading on the quality of the gym as a whole. That's why I decided to upgrade my barbell recently. My old bars served me well for a long time, but I've now gotten strong enough that they were threatening to get bent out of shape under heavy loads. I purchased a new high-end bar from Rogue fitness. Here's a video with my first impressions and observations of the new barbell.