The Cambered Bench Bar allows the lifter to use a greater range of motion, allowing the hands to go about an inch or two deeper than with a straight bar. Because most raw lifters are weakest in the low to mid-range of the bench press, this bar is great for developing that area.
While many specialty bars have this advantage, the Buffalo Bar is the only one that allows you to squat with the same technique and setup as with a normal bar. In other words, a squat done with a Buffalo Bar is the same as one done with a straight bar.
Bar Weight: 45lb (but some with thicker grips can be 55lb). 2) Olympic Weightlifting Bar. There are special weightlifting bars designed for the sport of Olympic Weightlifting to enhance performance and reduce injuries. They look just like power bars, but are designed with slight differences due to the dynamic nature of the sport.
Due to the challenging nature of this exercise I would recommend this bar for more advanced lifters. Bar Weight: 45 pounds. 6) Swiss Bar. The swiss bar is used for traditional upper body exercises such as pressing, rowing, curling, or triceps extensions with a neutral grip.
Some of the trap/shrug bars you'll find won't have raised handles. With the raised handles on the bottom side, you can get better depth on your exercises. You can also load the bar with smaller weights like 25's and 10's if you want an even larger range of motion at the bottom of the exercise.