Rogue Weightlifting Bars Explained

Rogue Athlete Matt Chan explains the differences between the Rogue Bar, the Ohio Bar, the Ohio Power Bar, the Matt Chan Bar, the Oly Training Bar and the Olympic Weightlifting Bar. In this video we break down the details that separate our signature barbells — diameter, strength, whip, knurling, bushing vs. bearings and application.


  1. Erik Arnald on February 14, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    What about the elephant bar?

  2. Razziez on February 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Now just show us how the weights are cast or cut.

  3. Throws Bear on February 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    god he is short

  4. james reid on February 14, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Great video!

  5. JPZ on February 14, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    As someone who didn’t know the specifics between the barbells while looking for one. I needed this video.

  6. Pico Femtoioh UniMelb on February 14, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Unless you’re a powerlifter, these bars are bullshit for bodybuilders because any cheap Olympic bar will satisfy our needs.

  7. TheRealAutistic1 on February 14, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I do Olympic weightlifting (not fagfit) and I can ensure you these bars are absolutely high quality. Compared to a generic gym bar these bars are dope especially cuz u can drop em.

  8. king sniperman8 on February 14, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    what kind of plates does rogue ohio powerbar use and what size plates is needed for it

  9. SotoMight on February 14, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    cheap bars are fine I won’t pay like fucking 500 dollars on a bs rouge barbell unless it sucks my cock while I bench

  10. alan levy on February 14, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    DUAL MARK IW ACCEPTABLE FOR INITIATION OR VERY LIGHT LOADS.. when i create plans of Personal GYms for my Friend/cousin/brothers i order purchase of 1) A great 28mm Oly bar 1bis) same in 25mm for the Miss .2) a good power bar 29mm 3) EZ Bar 4)Triceps bomber 5) squat Rack 6) ipf Bench 7) dumbels modulable 8) lot of Bumpers 9) captain crush series 10)kettlbell series.. and wall bars and parrallel dips bar. Are obe more…..after all that i advice him for machines….. (pulley in first)…lol

  11. Anderson C on February 14, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    How much weight do you need to be lifting to notice "good whip"?

  12. Smith3025 on February 14, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks Matt and Rogue, very quick and informational.

  13. Brent B on February 14, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    The strength of the steel will not effect the whip of the bar unless it’s so low that the bar bends.. The change in whip would be from change in bar diameter

  14. Diego Castro on February 14, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    we need this videos in spanish too

  15. Cody on February 14, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I’m planning on starting a home gym. Can anyone tell me if they think the rogue power bar or the Chan bar is better for multi purpose?

  16. Lee Moore on February 14, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Almost skipped this video because I’m looking for a powerlifting bar, not a weightlifting bar.

  17. absolutetuber on February 14, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    ill save my 500 hundred bucks and get something else. the bar i got with my weight set from dicks sports does a dandy job and i’ve been using and abusing it for several years now

  18. Marc Fate on February 14, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    All very nice maybe one day i can afford one

  19. Adamz72 on February 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Would you recommend Ohio power bar for CrossFit WODs? many thanks.

  20. JTron83 on February 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Still a little confused, hopefully someone can help me out. I’m looking for a bar just for deadlifts. I deadlift between 500-585 and want the bar to have flex. Can someone please recommend which one of these bars will suit these needs? Thank you very much.

  21. Hunter Aldenberg on February 14, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    what kind of bar is the Thor bar?

  22. Ashwin Baker on February 14, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Is there a rogue deadlift bar ?

  23. Giant Squid on February 14, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Who gives a shit? The rusty bars at my gym still hold plates and get me just as strong.

  24. robvas on February 14, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Love my Ohio Power Bar

  25. Mohammed Harris Ashraff on February 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    is there any bar that can be used for all big lifts including oly lifts ?

  26. Brady Stewart on February 14, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I donated an Ohio Power Bar to my local YMCA as the regular barbells were low quality and bowing badly. People thank me all the time and say it is their favorite bar. Amazing quality for a great price.

  27. UncertainSurgeon on February 14, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Looking for my dad late at night on YouTube and I end up here…

  28. alan levy on February 14, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I know bushing bar with famous spin… bearing shaft dislike increase in age ….during long years of dropping all is destroyed in bearing. (I was forced to replace 10 bearing of my old UDDEHOLM. AFTER 20 YEARS…TEN OF INTENSIVE USE)….. im not afficionados of dual mark bars ….its really not interresting…personnally if i was USA resident i buy a Euro WL bar for Oly-L and Ohio power bar for "big 3"…..(im in France and i own ELEIKO COMPETITION for Oly and PALLINI IPF BARBELL…BOTH ARE CERTIFIED..(PRICE AFFRAID BUT WITH 2 SPECIFICS BARS ITS DECADES OF SERENITY)…. I love ROGUE to.but in France its rare . My critic is against dual marks….(Eleiko or Rogue is not problem)…problem is : 1) for bench and Back Squat i love a very rigid bar withouth whip(for D-L i can use a whippy bar if grip is good…but i dont prefer)…… 2) for snatch i can use rigid bar(if spin is good) but for Clean Jerk..I NEED OF ALL MY SOUL A ULTRA WHIPPY BARBELL…For absorb clean enrrgy and manage spring effect at jerk….IF A BAR IS GOOD FOR C/J….how use it for heavy back squats or Bench..???? If a bar is good in Bench or Squat.. how you can clean it….(at 425/440 lbs its a TORTURE…Geneva convention should forbidden that)

  29. alan levy on February 14, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    A Westen Man have Revolvers and Rifle.. a violonist have a Violin and a bow….an Handyman have Hammer and a Pliers and lot of other tools …. our sport neeD good specific tools …. .just TWO BARS….(WITH BUMPERS NATURALLY… possession of STEEL PLATES IPF STYLE ARE UTILITY ONLY FOR PRO COMPETITOR ..OR ORGANISATOR …DANGEROUS TO LOAD ETC ETC …AT OPPOSITE…TRAINING WITH BUMPERS IS SAFE…NO NOISY… BEST AT ALL POINT … . for very heavy lifts you can found HANDISPORT(disable) 50kg bumpers "big greens" or complete your bumpers with 10/15kg little diameter iron or steel (avoid just dangerous contact ground/hard plates destructor for bar bisjing/bearing).try to hunt deer or kodiak with more affordabe 308 of market is same mind process..good hunter own lot og rifles of different calibers…SEE GREAT CHAMPS BARBELLS RATELIER ALL OWN 4/5 BARS

  30. Marcus Layug on February 14, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Fuck is his shoes

  31. Harrison William on February 14, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    My college gym has a few ohio power bars they are my favorite.

  32. Charles lincoln on February 14, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    So which of these are olympic and which are standard? So confused….I’m very green btw. In case you couldnt tell…lol

  33. phantumgrey on February 14, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I just need one bar I can deadlift with, squat with and bench with. I don’t want to have to buy 10 bars. The Ohio Power bar sounds right for me. I’m still under 500lbs on my lifts

  34. Grover C on February 14, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Why do people always feel they need to have background/ambient music in a video, especially in one that is verbally describing items? Trying to be hip or generate excitement with the music is just for people with monkey brains who can’t handle the audio of the person speaking alone, without the added noise.

  35. VK on February 14, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    I’m still very confused on which one i should buy. As a general crossfiter , i also like squatting heavy (~~350-450lbs) and deadlifting heavy. But when it comes to high reps with lower weight, i need a bar which is not too agressive on the hands. Anyone got an idea?

  36. leslie alcantara on February 14, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    the mat chan bar is like the bar for everything but friendlier than most all around bar, great bar.

  37. LIL CONCON on February 14, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Y’all equipment is too over priced bruhhhhhhhh

  38. Lewis Dexter Litanzios on February 14, 2020 at 9:01 pm


    Thanks for video

    Are there any lifts in which a [good] spin is not beneficial (e.g. overhead press)?

    I’m unable to drop weights at my gym and so spinning weights make lowering barbells needlessly tricky; especially once sweat builds up on bars with passive knurl

    Hope to hear back

    Kind thanks

  39. Argya Wanaditya on February 14, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Hi, is the Ohio suitable for pressing moves (ie the bushings don’t spin as much)?

  40. Jnyc265 on February 14, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I literally learned nothing from this video. How can you tell a deadlift bar from a squat bar?

  41. That fat asian kid on February 14, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    whats a bar you can just fuck up something that’ll survive 600 to 700 lb on squat and deadlift

  42. Ducky on February 14, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I have some older style Golds Gym, cheap bars I’m certain, but they are both Gold’s but have different ring placement from the center knurl. Can anyone tell me what the actual measurements are for various bars from center knurl to outer knurl, so that once I figure out the one I prefer, I’ll know which type to buy or at least where I need the ring’s. Thank you for any helpful input.

  43. Markus L. on February 14, 2020 at 9:08 pm


    Can someone scientifically explain the term "WHIP" to me?
    I have not been able to find anything meaningful on this subject so far.

    How is the supposedly noticeable difference between the deflection of the barbells during lifting to be achieved?

    I learned that the bending stiffness, i.e. the resistance of the bar to elastic deformation, depends only on the youngs modulus and the moment of inertia.
    Bending stiffness = E x I.
    Since the youngs modulof different steel grades or alloys shows virtually no variability and the moment of inertia of a barbell can only be changed by the diameter, I ask myself how a "whip" should be created?

  44. GOKU BLACK on February 14, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    I dont understand why it needs to spin for some bars or whats the whip for?does the bar having a whip make it harder and give you a better workout or is it to make it easier? I dont get all this.whats the spin for?

  45. DR 2013 on February 14, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Which Ohio Power Bar is better? The 45lb version or 20kg version. I lift weights in my garage gym as a "hobby" and am not looking to train for competition.

  46. Totoro San on February 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    With the 51 new genders added to the list these days, I assume rogue gotta to introduce different variety color bands to satisfy them all 😂

  47. Chris Alvarez on February 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Where’s the Westside Power Bar.

  48. Andreas Gemellas on February 14, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Do a wsm/Arnold version of this with their tensile strength bars and elephant bar please.

  49. sz42781 on February 14, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Nothing bests a old rusted york bar

  50. Don Walker on February 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I’ll take one of each, thanks!