Updated August 23, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Weighted Bars

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2016. Some people find these weighted bars much easier to handle than barbells or dumbbells. They're perfect for an array of workout and rehabilitation regimens, and add resistance to lunges, squat reps, and arm and shoulder exercises, too. You can use them to build muscle or tone your core whether you're at home or the office, since they're easy to transport and store. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best weighted bar on Amazon.

10. Merrithew Bar

9. Fitness Alley Combo

8. MJM International Therapy

7. Body-Solid Tools 30-Pound

6. Cap Barbell HHDB

5. Body Bar Mini

4. Champion Reactor

3. ProBar Mobility

2. CanDo Slim Introductory Set

1. Yes4All Total Body

Editor's Notes

August 21, 2019:

A home gym is great if you have the room, but we've looked for robust weighted bars that are easy to store and transport. At this time, the Gold's Gym 3-Piece and Fitness Republic Sculpting have become tough to find, so we've removed them. But we still like the Yes4All Total Body, for several reasons — it’s offered in various weights, it doesn’t roll, and the end caps are color-coded, to name a few. For those who want the portability of a unit that breaks down into pieces for travel (and different exercises), we added the ProBar Mobility. The main bar alone is four pounds, but it comes with two 1-pound weights that screw onto the ends. Because we know that these choices are good for those who already have some experience, we also decided to add the CanDo Slim Introductory Set. It includes a feather-light 1-pound bar that should be fine for most beginners. And unlike many, each bar is colored over its entire length, rather than just at the end caps, so they’re easy to spot anywhere you put them.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 23, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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