There are many different brands and types of barbells on the market. The type of barbell you choose is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting your home gym. 

Barbells are made for general lifting, powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, or a hybrid between the two types of lifts. The type of barbell used should depend on your strength training goals.  Here are just some of these barbells

Brand

Price

Knurl

Spin

Whip

IWF/IPF Cert

Rogue B&R

$ 295

Olympic/Center

Yes

No

No/No

FS Wonder bar

$ 278

Duel/No Center

Fast

Stiff

No/No

Rogue Hybrid bar

$395

No Center/Multi knurl

Yes

Good

No/No

Fringe Olympic bar

$ 359

Center/Deep knurl

Fast

Great

Yes/No

Rogue Olympic bar

$ 495

No Center/Olympic Knurl

Yes

Great

Yes/No

Fringe Hybrid bar

$ 323

Double ring/light center

Fast

Moderate

Yes/Yes

Am barbell training bar

$ 275

No center knurl

Yes

Excellent

Yes/No

Rogue Echo 2.0

$185

Olympic/Multi Knurl

Yes

Good

No/No

Rogue Ohio bar

$ 285

No Center/Multi knurl

Yes

Good

No/No

Fringe lone star bar

$ 332

Center/Rough knurl

Yes

Stiff

No/No

Fringe Power barbell

$ 305

Deep Center knurl

Moderate

Stiff

No/Yes

Am bbell perf training bar

$ 325

No center Knurl

Yes

Excellent

Yes/No