The All American Fitness Bar is one of THE most versatile pieces of training equipment I’ve had the opportunity to review.
The construction of the bar allows for a variety of hand positions and angles. In addition, because it’s cambered, it allows you to set yourself directly “inside” the weight, similar to a Trap Bar, but with a much greater variety of function.
Pushing the red buttons on the ends of the handles allow you to tilt the handles in or out at a 45 degree angle. The little red levers at the base of the handles allow you to slide them up and down the bar, attaching in any of 4 holes, letting you very easily adjust grip width…and by easily, I mean in a matter of seconds!
Is it a Good Piece of Equipment?
Absolutely. Honestly, it’s become one of my favorite additions to my home gym. I use it regularly for rows, core-focused front squats, shrugs, and hack squats. I also find it extremely useful for neutral-grip curls and extensions.
It’s very well constructed, has a good load limit (I tested it up to 4 plates on either side for deadlifts), offers both Standard and Olympic plate capability (adapter included). It’s super simple to learn how to use and the bar weight itself is light enough that literally ANYBODY can use it for training…even a total beginner.
This is a bar I would give top marks to in terms of versatility and durability…definitely worth the price, especially if you train at home and are looking to maximize the number of exercises you can with your training equipment.
Exercises You Can Do With the Bar
Beyond the standard curls that immediately jump out at you when you see a bar that looks like this, there’s a HUGE variety of other very effective exercises you can do with it…and that includes exercises that CAN’T be done with any other piece of equipment.