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Overview and review of the Rogue delta bar and plate

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 11, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 
Delta Bar and plate
 

Overview and review of the Rogue delta bar and plate

The Delta Bar and plate package gives you 3 different items at a price of $705 to cover your Crossfit needs. Learn more in this overview and find out about alternatives if you don't have the budget or need for such a big pack. This overview has originally been published in "Which Rogue equipment pack to get for an individual".

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Overview of the Delta bar and plate

 
The Delta bar and plate package is straight forward for powerlifters and bodybuilders who want to stay fit at home. The list includes: 
 
 
This is a core setup which is cost-efficient and might be all you need. 
 

Items of the Delta bar and plate

 
This is a more detailed description of each of the options 
 

1) OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar is the bread and butter option from the barbell category of Rogue. This is the versatile all-rounder at a reasonable price. You can use this bar for powerlifting, weightlifting and CrossFit alike. You will get 199,000 PSI steel with dual marks. 
 
If you want to add a little more color to your home gym you can go for the Fraser or Froning Edition if the Ohio bar. The Zeus engine even allows you to create your own design. The Thor bar is a good option for powerlifters as it has longer sleeves while the Pyrros bar will give you an IWF approved bar for weightlifting. 
 
If you wanted to look for budget options go for the boneyard or the Echo bar. The Echo bar is available all year round and a little cheaper than the Ohio bar. Boneyard offers are subject to availability on a first come first serve basis. 
 

265LB ROGUE STEEL PLATE SET

 
The delta bar and plate set offers 265LB of steel for your home gym to get clanging and banging. You will get a pair of each ranging from 
 
  • 2.5LB
  • 5LB
  • 10LB
  • 25LB and 
  • 4) 45LB plates
 
Steel plates are a great option to get as much weight on the bar as possible. They are also very cost-efficient. Compared to bumpers you also get a nice steel sound out of them when you start lifting three plates on each side. The downsides are the material, handling, and design. 
 
The metal material is more prone to injure you, get corrosion and chip over time. Bumper plates usually age much more graceful than steel plates. Dropping steel plates from overhead is also not a good idea. They will wreck the floor and are more likely to deform the bar. 
 
I usually find steel harder to handle than bumper plates. They are slimmer than bumpers and therefore harder to grip. This makes it also more likely to get your finger caught between them and hurt yourself. 
 
The last point is the design. They are metal plates so well, they come in black and that is basically it.
 

(1) PAIR OF SPRING COLLARS

 
A pair of spring collars will keep your plates in place when you need to. An alternative is HG collars to have fewer scratches on the bar over the long term, but that will cost you more. 
 

Pros of the Delta bar and plate

 
The steel plates will give you more weight for a smaller price to get going. If you don’t do the Olympic lifts you might as well go for metal instead of bumpers
 

Cons of the Delta bar and plate

 
With this set only you will not be able to train outdoors. The savings you make on the plates might also be a bit of fake as the economy as you probably need to make changes to the floor in your home gym if you want to use metal plates on them. 
 

Alternatives to the Delta bar and plate

 
Alternatives to the delta bar and plate are
 
 

Summary of the Delta bar and plate

 
The delta bar and plate is ideal to start your home gym when you have no intention of doing the Olympic lifts. You might want to reconsider if you have bigger plans and opt for a package with bumpers
 

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