The 10 Best Hex Bars

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in March of 2017. For casual workout enthusiasts to Olympic weightlifters, the hex bar is an indispensable piece of equipment that plays a critical role in many gym routines. It’s ideal for different variations of deadlifts, rows, presses and squats, and its design promotes a standing body position that minimizes the risk of injury. Here’s a list of some of the best models available today. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Synergee Black

2. Cap Barbell Deadlift

3. Ader Super

Editor's Notes

March 08, 2019:

As a weightlifting tool, even a very basic hex bar is a highly versatile piece of equipment that can be used for upper body, lower body, and core lifts. One such example of this is the Body-Solid Chrome, which appeals to those who require nothing but a standard single-handle model for classic deadlifts, squats and shrugs. Also added several options — such as the Merax Power, HulkFit Lifting and Synergee Black — that feature two handles at different heights to accommodate a wider range of lifting styles. Included the TDS Hip as well, which is designed with a built-in stand to help users who may have difficulty initially lifting the bar off the ground. Removed the XMark Fitness 3686 due to reports of serious rusting issues, which could pose a safety threat in some situations. Also removed the Valor Fitness Ob-Hex and the Cap Custom Combo due to availability issues.

4. XMark Commercial

5. Day 1 Fitness Silver

6. HulkFit Lifting

7. Body-Solid Chrome

8. TDS Hip

9. Power Systems Bar

10. Merax Power

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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