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TITAN Safety Squat Bar vs Rogue bella bar toomey [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

May 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

TITAN Safety Squat Bar vs Rogue bella bar toomey [Article, Video]

This is a comparison of the TITAN Safety squat bar and the Rogue bella bar toomey edition. Follow the links for more details.

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Overview and review  of the Rogue Bella bar Toomey Edition

 
This overview of the  Toomey bar was originally published in my comprehensive guide on which Rogue barbell to buy. If you are currently considering to buy a Rogue barbell it is worth a read to get input on the latest models. I update the guide on a yearly basis depending on Rogue's new releases. 
 
Price 375$
 

What else to consider from Rogue

 

Overview of the Rogue Bella bar Toomey edition

 
The Toomey Edition pays its respect to the 2017 Crossfit champion Tia Clair Toomey. Its basis also comes from the Bella bar and the Cerakote finish is applied to get an arrow design on the shaft. The blue used for this bar is slightly darker than the one for the Davidsdottir bar.
 
This bar weighs 15kg and has a diameter of 25mm. The sleeves have bushing to make them spin. It has a good whip and is built to IWF specifications for women. It withstands 190K PSI tensile strength and has a loadable sleeve length of 13.00. The knurling is standard. All of these specs make this bar an all-around bar with a nice design,
 
This bar is good for anyone who wants to add a special bar to their commercial line up or weekend warriors who want to have something special in their home gym. Tia Clair Toomey is from Australia, so if you want to show some flag, this is the bar to get. 
 

Pros of the Toomey Bar

 
With the darker blue, the Toomey bar might be a better fit for certain colored power racks of Rogue than the Davidsdottir bar. Some also might prefer an arrow on their bar compared to a dog. The design is pretty and well executed. As with all of the branded bars Rogue makes good use of the Cerakote finish and is willing to experiment for best results. 
 

Cons of the Toomey Bar

 
If you do not like the design this bar is not for you. As with other high gloss bars, it might not be the right choice when you want to buy in bulk for commercial or educational purposes. For this use case the Bella bar, Ohio bar or training bar might be better suited. If you are really hard pressed for the budget when buying in bulk have a look at the Castro and C-70 bar
 

Conclusion

 

The Toomey bar is a great addition to your barbells to make the ladies in your gym feel more welcome. If you are planning a home gym this is a good choice of a barbell either for yourself or for your wife depending on who is buying.
 
 

 

Overview and review of the TITAN Safety Squat bar

The Titan Safety squat bar will put you back about $200 TITAN is well known for their very good prices compared to their competition and will get you started on your home gym. This review was originally posted in “which barbell to get from TITAN”.

Overview of the Safety squat bar

 
A safety squat bar is a good tool to help with the development of your lower back strength. Strongman like it as a bar to prepare for the squat events in strongman competitions where the weight usually sits a bit lower from the bar based on the contraption they are using. If you want to take your squat to the next öevel and make it easier on your lower back, a safety bar is a good alternative to a straight barbell. Here are the features and specifications for the TITAN safety Squat bar:
 
Safety squat bar details
  • Shoulder and arm pads for a comfortable lift
  • 5" drop keeps the weight plates lower for a stabilized center of gravity and better balance
  • 6" hand grips for control when needed.
  • Extra thick pad comes in one piece to prevent sliding on the bar while squatting.
  • Capacity: 1500 LB
  • Weight: 61 LB
  • Overall length: 90.5”
  • Handle Spacing: 12.75”
  • Shoulder Pad Spacing: 8"
  • Bar Diameter: 1.5”
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16”
  • Camber Drop: 5”
  • Handle Angle: 22 Degrees 
 
This is a good edition for dedicated athletes or gyms who want to specialize into tailoring to strongmen.
 

Pros of the Safety squat bar

 
It is an extra tool in your belt to get stronger and bring up your lower back strength. It is easier to hold on to bigger weights and less taxing on the back. Some also like it to do good mornings with. TITAN also has a pretty good deal on this compared to the competition in the market.
 

Cons of the Safety squat bar

 
The cons of the safety squat bar are its single-purpose use, that it is cumbersome and that you buy it from TITAN. You can only use it for squats, not for bench pressing, Olympic lifting or powerlifting. TITAN is also known to cut corners on welding and finish of their products which is important for safety bars, as they are usually assembled by hand. 
 

Alternatives to the Safety Squat bar

 
Alternatives to the safety squat bar are:
 
 
The TITAN Bison bar is curved to ease the strain on your back when you are squatting. This bar can also be used for bench presses as well as squats. The downside is that it does not have as big as a capacity and might be a little tight for very big athletes. 
 
The camber bar works with a very similar concept as the safety bar but without the handles in front. This makes the camber usually a little less expensive and a good choice in combination with handles for very deep squats. 
 
The TITAN log bar is a great addition to your setup if you want to go for strongman competitions. For a proper strongman gym, you will want to have a log bar, safety bar, farmer's walk bars and some tires to flip.
 

Summary for the TITAN Safety bar

 
The TITAN safety bar is a low-cost Safety bar compared to other options in the market. With the savings, you might even be able to pick up another strongman item. The downside is that the finish might be not up to par. 
 

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