American Press Bar

American Press Bar

Calling all heavy benchers, use this bar to give your body a break! 

  • Excellent for all types of pressing and rowing movements
  • Four grip positions to rotate that vary in thickness and angle
  • Neutral handle placement

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American Press Bar

The American Press Bar was designed specifically for the bench press (as opposed to the Multi-Grip Swiss Bar which caters to the log press). Therefore, the handles are not as long to provide wrist stability needed for log presses. 

The variety of parallel and angled grips makes this a great bar for benching, overhead pressing, triceps extensions, rowing, hammer curls, and more.

Unlike most bars, the grip varies from handle to handle—the outer handles are thinner and the inner ones get progressively thicker. These three neutral grips are based on the most popular grips used in the bench press. From the inside out:

  • Pinkies on or near the smooth
  • An extended thumb away from the smooth
  • Middle-finger on the smooth

The fourth grip is a close, angled grip perfect for triceps extensions (facing either way), curling, and semi-pronated reverse curls.

Remember, there are times you need to back off from your normal movement patterns (such as your competition bench grip) to give the body a break and bring up weaknesses in other movement patterns. For heavy benchers, a parallel grip may provide the magical break your shoulders crave.

Bar Features:

  • Bar weight: 38 pounds
  • The inside angled handles are 8" apart
  • The three neutral grip handles are 17", 24", and 30" apart
  • 5" of rackable space between bar collar and grip rectangle
  • Fits standard racks: Rackable space between 39.5" and 50.5" 
  • Overall Bar Length: 83.5"
  • Sleeve Length: 15.5" 

NOTE: Spring Collars do not fit or work with any specialty bar. We recommend any collar that screws down onto the bar.

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