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Which Rogue equipment package to buy for an individual

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 26, 2019 11:13:22 PM

Warrior Crossfit Package

Which Rogue equipment package to buy for an individual

 
This is an overview for anyone who is considering to buy a Rogue package for individual use. I have been researching and using Rogue equipment for quite some time now to fit into my home gym. This article will explain the different packages, their line items, and alternatives which you could pick. I hope it will help you to make the right choice to get run faster, lift stronger and think deeper.
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What are your goals 

 
Before you go on to buy yourself some equipment for your home gym, make sure that you have all of your goals covered. It is always good to write your personal goals down and check whether the material you buy will actually tie into those.  Once you have clarity it is often good to do the entire purchase in one go to save on time and shipping cost.
 

Extra items to consider

 
These are items which none of these packages cover, but still might be worth consideration:
 
 
to complete your setup and protect yourself before you wreck yourself.
 

Additional information

 
If you want to dig deeper on the specific options in this article i recommend you read the following articles:
 
Warrior Crossfit Package

Warrior CrossFit

Package Price $2725

Overview of the Warrior Crossfit package

 
The Warrior package gives you everything you need to win the CrossFit games except the time, dedication and genetics. The short overview of the components is: 
 
 
With this equipment, you have no more excuses to at least make it to Regionals if you take care of your diet and regime. You might lose the odd event here or there, but overall you can simulate all core WODs and get better at them. 
 

Items of the Warrior Crossfit package

 

 (1) CONCEPT 2 ROWER – MODEL D W/ PM5 MONITOR

 
The concept 2 model D is a worldwide standard for indoor rowing. This is a solid and time tested machine which trains the entire body with low impact. Compared to the VersaClimber it is also suitable for beginners and all age groups alike. Rows are also part of a wide range of WODs so it is money well invested with this machine. If you don’t have the space for a rower you might want to have a look at the Rogue Echo Bike. If you are buying multiple rowers, you can get them in a ten pack, although I would recommend mixing them with the model E. The model E has a higher seat for tall or athletes in rehab. 

(1) 320LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The warrior package includes the following plates: 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (4) 45LB
 
You can’t really go wrong with bumper plates. They are cheap, can be dropped from overhead and used outdoors. They are also easy on fingers and toes when you get them between two plates. Compared to Olympic plates They also come in the same diameter for all plates. 
 
The only downsides to bumper plates are precision and how much space they take up on the sleeves of your barbells. As bumper plates allow more variance in production you might some which are one kilogram of what it says on the plate. In can be more in some cases. Calibrated steel plates and competition plates are precision manufactured and only have a variance of a couple of grams. That is why they come in at a higher price tag. If you have a lot Of people in your gym who throw about more than 500 pounds you also need some steel plates. This is about the maximum mark you can manage on sleeves of a barbell with rubber alone.
 

(1) 2.5LB PAIR AND (1) 5LB PAIR OF STEEL PLATES

 
Steel plates are the most common option worldwide you can find. Often they are also called Olympic plates even though they are not used in the Olympics. Steel plates have various diameters to obtain the necessary weight. If you don’t lift a lot of weight it looks like a pyramid on your bar. Once you move 400lb plus it also looks like something with steel plates. Rogue also offers calibrated steel plates in case you consider a bigger purchase. These plates have been thrown into this package to enable you to do smaller increments of increasing the weight. other options would be fractional or change plates to achieve the same means. 
 
 

(1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio Bar builds the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It was one of the first barbell models to leave production from Columbus, Ohio. With this bar, you get the best value for money bar from Rogue. You will be able to do powerlifting, weightlifting and CrossFit alike. 
 
If you wanted to upgrade for weightlifters go for the Pyrros bar. This has recently been IWF approved and has bushing instead of bearing. This gives the sleeves more spin and makes the Olympic lifts a little easier.
 
If you want to give your Regime a little more color and inspiration you can opt for the Fraser or Froning edition of the Ohio bar. With the Zeus system, you can even create your very own design. 
 
If you want to save some money you can swap the Ohio bar for an echo bar. 
 
As you are only buying for yourself it might make some sense to get a better barbell as the cost won’t multiply out as it is the case when equipping a gym. 
 

(5) ROGUE KETTLEBELLS

 
The warrior comes with 5 Kettlebells with the following weight: 
 
  • 2 35LB / 1 pood 
  • 2 53LB / 1.5 pood 
  • 1 70LB / 2 pood 
 
These Kettlebells are solid single cast iron with color-coded handles. They are great if all you do with them are kettlebell swings. If you are looking into kettlebell competitions or do a lot of cleans, snatches, and get-ups you might want to look into the rubber-coated or competition alternative. 
 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
This set of HG collars will protect your barbell from scratches and keep the plates in place when you lift overhead or move very heavy loads. The patented locking mechanism makes it easy to get the collars on and off the bar. 
 
The cheaper option is spring collars. As you are only buying for yourself and the cost doesn’t multiply out I would not look into them and just go for collars. 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
These gymnastic rings are made in America and can be used for your gymnastics needs. If you use them in your home gym make sure that you have some distance to the floor to get the full use out of them. The rings come with the necessary straps to set them up, but not with the anchors to hang them from the ceiling.
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE FORMED parallettes

 
To cover your Gymnastics need for l sits and bar work even further you can use these parallettes. Just don’t do somersaults on these. 
 

(1) ROGUE MEDICINE BALL

 
The warrior package gives you one medicine ball of your choice. Medicine balls are a great tool for conditioning as you can do throws, slams and coordination work. Read up on some boxing routines to get the full use out of them with Russian twists and wall throws. A lower-cost option from Rogue would be the rubber medicine ball alternative. 
 

(1) D-BALL (SLAM BALL)

 
The warrior package includes one slam ball of your choice. Slam balls are great for slamming them into the ground with full force. They are not great for any exercises where the ball needs bounce. The slam balls have basically been designed to not hit you in the face when you slam them into the ground hard. 
 

(1) 20' X 1.5" CLIMBING ROPE WITH EYELET

 
This Manila rope comes ready for your climbing and pulling needs. 
 

(1) ROGUE SR-3 SPEED ROPE

 
The Rogue SR 3 speed rope has quickly become the go-to rope for doing double unders in the CrossFit community. Since then there have been quite a few updates and redesigns published. I would always recommend getting an extra cable with your purchase so that you do not have to wait around when the first one breaks. 
 

(1) ABMAT

 
The Abmat takes your sit-ups to the next level. The Abmat is Prone to chafing. If you literally want to save your ass, go for the upgraded version that protects you from chafing. 
 

Pros of the Warrior Crossfit package

 
The Warrior package has everything you need to get yourself ready for the games. You are short of nothing to simulate most WODs. It will also save you time researching and clicking on the Rogue store and overlooking something. 
 

Cons of the Warrior Crossfit package

 
For the price of the warrior package, you can also build a functioning home gym with a foldable rack, dumbbell set bench, plates, and bar. You can still go out and run to work on your stamina. All depends on your priorities. 
 

Alternatives to the Warrior Crossfit package

 
 
If you are of the opinion that you can use your bike or runners to get your stamina I check you won’t need a rower. In that case, go for the Alpha package and cut your cost considerably as it comes without the rower.
 
For the price of the warrior package, you are also able to get one of the best racks from Rogue. The RM6 will provide space for your bar, plates and yourself. 
 

Summary of the Warrior Crossfit package

 
The warrior package is great when you are very invested in CrossFit and want to be able to simulate as many different WODs as possible at home. It lacks the necessary infrastructure and I am actually surprised that there is no pull-up bar included in the pack. 
 
Alpha Crossfit package
 

Alpha Crossfit package

Package Price $1.450

Overview of the Alpha Crossfit package

 
The Alpha Crossfit package is one notch down from the Warrior package. The shortened item list is: 
 
 
With this, you get a strong set of tools to form you as a Crossfitter. The only drawback is that you get no rower to save yourself some money. 
 

Items of the Alpha Crossfit package

 

1) 320LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The alpha package includes the following bumper plates 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (4) 45LB
 
Bumper plates are great to be used outside or indoors. You can drop them from overhead and they are unlikely to chip. If you get your fingers between two bumper plates it is more forgiving than steel plates. They are relatively cheap and real workhorses. The only two disadvantages are their precision and size. Rogue allows for more variance in these plates as with the competition and calibrated plates to keep production cost down. This means that it is more likely that bumper plates do not exactly weight what it says on the plate. As rubber is not as dense as the metal you will take up more space on the barbell to get the same weight on. If you regularly work with more than 500 pounds you might want to look into calibrated steel plates or Olympic plates. 
 

(1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar builds the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It was one of the first barbell models to be manufactured in Columbus Ohio. With 190,000 PSI and dual marks, you get a solid barbell for all situations. If you want to upgrade look into the Pyrros bar if you are into weightlifting and the Thor bar if you are into powerlifting. 
 
 

(4) ROGUE KETTLEBELLS

 
This package delivers four Kettlebells to your doorstep to cover your conditioning needs. You will get the following: 
 
  • (2) 35LB / 1 pood bells
  • (2) 53LB / 1.5 pood bells
 
These Kettlebells are made of cast iron and are color-coded for easy identification of the weight. If you mostly use them for kettlebell swings you will do well with them. If you mostly do Turkish get-ups, snatches and cleans you might want to look into the rubber-coated Kettlebells or competition Kettlebells. These will leave fewer scratch marks on your arms. 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
The Rogue HG collars are one step up from the spring collars you find in almost any gym across the country. They will keep your plates on the barbell on overhead lifts or very heavy deadlifts while not scratching up the barbell.
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
These Rogue wood rings are American made and cover most of your needs for gymnastics. You will have a firm grip, even without using chalk. These rings come with the necessary straps to hook them up to a rack or anchor in the ceiling. If you want fo do muscle-ups make sure that you hang them from the ceiling or an equivalent height.
 

(1) ROGUE MEDICINE BALL

 
The Rogue medicine ball comes with 14” diameter and you can select one weight of your choice with this package from 4-20LB. You can use medicine balls for conditioning, slams and wall throws. Just looking up what boxers do with medicine balls. If you want to save some money there is also the rubber version of these balls from Rogue. 
 
 

(1) 20' X 1.5" CLIMBING ROPE WITH EYELET

 
This is a climbing rope that can easily be anchored. If you have high ceilings, use it for climbs. If you don’t, you can use it for pulls, rope slams and conditioning work.
 

(1) ROGUE SR-3 SPEED ROPE

 
The Rogue SR 3 speed rope is the go-to rope for double unders in the CrossFit community. It is a versatile tool for all purposes. Since the SR 3 has been released Rogue has worked on many options in color and handle design to perfect rope jumping with speed. 
 

(1) ABMAT

 
The Abmat takes your sit-ups to the next level. Just watch out as they are prone to chafing. If you want to go easy on your bottom get the newer version for more protection.
 

Pros of the Alpha Crossfit package

 
The Alpha cuts it to the essentials to train at home for CrossFit. You will have the core to simulate most WODs at home. All of the items you will get are of high quality and will last you a long time. 
 

Cons of the Alpha Crossfit package

 
This package has no rack, rip or jump boxes. I am actually quite surprised that a pylo box has not been added to the pack. But this may be because Rogue assumes you won’t have space at home. 
 

Alternatives to the Alpha Crossfit Package

 
 
The warrior package will give you more items to vary your training more and a rower for your conditioning. If you want to play on the top leagues this is the package for you.
 
If you only want to get a barbell and the bumpers to go with it the warrior bar and bumper package might be the better choice for you.
 

Summary of the Alpha Crossfit package

 
The alpha Crossfit package is what I would choose if I did not have space or money for a rower. This is a great starter set to expand on. Just make sure you have a pull-up station and rack. The Rogue RM4 might be an option. 
 
Warrior Bar and Bumper
 

Warrior Bar and Bumper

Package Price $1.225

Overview of the Warrior Bar and bumper

 
The warrior bar and bumper focus on the bare minimum to equip you with a set of plates and barbells. If you already have a lot of small equipment pieces flying around your home, this is the set to go for. The extra set of iron plates makes the picture complete.
 
The item list includes 
 
 
If you have everything in place except a barbell, this is a good set. Especially when you don’t want to think too hard about things. 
 

Items of the Warrior Bar and Bumper

 
This is the list of the Items of the Warrior bar and bumper set in detail. 
 

1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio Bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It was one of the first barbell models to be produced in Columbus Ohio and has been going strong ever since. With this barbell, you will get an all-around workhorse with 190.000 PSI and dual knurled marks. If you want to add a little bit more color or inspiration go for the Froning or Fraser edition of this bar. You can also come up with your own design by using the Zeus engine. If you are more into Olympic lifting, have a look at the IWF approved Pyrros bar. Powerlifters might want to look at the Thor bar. 
 
 

(1) 320 LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The warrior bar and bumper set Includes the following bumpers for your journey 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (4) 45LB
 
This is plenty for most people to do their overhead lifts like the snatch and clean and jerk. Bumper plates are versatile, relatively cheap and forgiving. You use them indoors or outside, drop them from overhead and throw them about. They will be very forgiving. 
 
The only two disadvantages are that they are not as precise as other plates and take up a lot of space in the bar. To keep production costs down bumper plates have a higher margin for error compared to competition plates and calibrated steel plates to meet the weight which is actually stated on the bumper. With a high-quality producer like Rogue it is not as much of a problem as with no-name brands, still, expect up to 1kg of variance per plate with bumpers in the worst-case scenario. For calibrated plates and competition plates, we are talking grams. The other disadvantage is that bumper plates take up more space on the bar sleeve than Olympic plates. You can usually fit a bit more than 500 pounds on most barbells with using bumpers only. 
 

(1) 195 LB ROGUE STEEL PLATE SET

 
This set of Olympic plates from Rogue which comes with the Warrior bar and bumper set gives you:
 
  • (2) 2.5LB
  • (2) 5LB
  • (4) 45LB 
 
The small plates will enable you to go up in weight on smaller increments. 2.5lb and 5kb are usually bit done in rubber as they get too thin if you want to keep the same diameter as with the other rubber plates. The 45ers will give you the opportunity to load the barbell heavier than 500 pounds when you become a beast. With this set, you can also swap things around an enjoy the sound of metal plates when you are lifting or use the bumpers for your sled or butcher sled outdoors. Olympic barbells are great as they pack more weight in a more dense space. The disadvantage is that they can be very annoying to get off the ground and move around. 
 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
HG collars will be easy to get on and off the bar and leave fewer scratch marks compared to spring collars on your bar. Rogue recently came up with a variation that is magnetic and stick to your rack. 
 

Pros of the Warrior bar and bumper

 
The warrior bar and bumper sets are great when you already have your facilities decked out and want to add a Rogue barbell and all the necessary plates to it. You will get a high-quality bar, bumpers and steel plates with this pack. A great choice for the single warrior who only wants to lift and is already strong. 
 

Cons of the Warrior bar and bumper

 
You will not get any infrastructure with this package. If you get so many plates you probably also need a rack for squats. Also, think of how and where to store them as the package does not cover that either. If you are a beginner, this is too many plates for yourself. You won’t be doing anything over 500 pounds for reps realistically. For the saved money on the Olympic barbells, you might get wooden rings or medicine balls to make your training more versatile.
 

Alternatives to the Warrior bar and bumper

 
Alternatives to the warrior bar and bumper set are:
 
 
Both of these sets will give you less weight to work with for the barbell, but more options to do a wider range of exercises.
 

Summary of the Warrior bar and bumper

 
The warrior bar and bumper set is the ideal setting for any home warrior who already has a small gym started at their home and now wants to go heavy or a veteran powerlifter who is fed up of going to the gym for various reasons. Just be sure that with all of these extra plates you also provide for safety in the form of a rack and plate storage. 
 
Bravo Crossfit package

Bravo Crossfit

Package price $1.050

Overview of the Bravo Crossfit package

 
The Bravo CrossFit Package will equip you with the following items to pursue your goals :
 
 
This covers the most basic needs for your home gym if you currently have nothing to show for. You might want to consider a rack, plate storage and a pull-up bar to complete the picture. 
 

Items of the Bravo Crossfit Package

 
This is a detailed overview of the items including some alternatives depending on your goals and needs. 
 

1) 230LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

The Rogue Bravo Crossfit package comes with the following bumper plates 

 
  • 2 10LB 
  • 2 25LB
  • 2 35LB
  • 2 45LB
 
Bumper plates are great for any purpose. They can be used on any surface as well as outside or indoors. You can drop them from overhead continuously and they are very unlikely to chip. As an added bonus they are also less likely to injure you at contact either at the shin or when the fingers slip between the plates. The only downsides to bumper plates are design, precision, and size. 
 
Bumper plates only come in black. If you want to easily see how much weight is being moved and add some color to your gym you can opt for the color training plates instead. 
 
As bumper plates are made of old tires and are relatively cheaply produced there is more variance in the weight. Rogue allows for more leniency between the officially stated weight and actual weight of the plates. If you want ultimate precision down to the gram you can opt for the rogue competition plates or calibrated steel plates. 
 
With bumper plates, you will limit the maximum load on the barbell to roughly 500 pounds. If you want to scale beyond that you need steel. For this you can use the Olympic plates, precision machines Olympic plates or calibrated steel plates.
 
 

1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar forms the backbone of the Rogue portfolio. It was one of the first barbells to be manufactured in Columbus, Ohio. Since their has undergone many updates and innovations and comes now in 190,000 PSI steel with dual knurl marks. This is the best value for money barbell you can get from Rogue. 
 
If you want to add some color to your life you can also look into the Fraser bar, Froning, or Freedom bar. You can even design your own with the Rogue Zeus software.
 
If you want to lean more into weightlifting have a look at the Pyrros bar which recently got IWF approved. Powerlifters might want to opt for the Thor bar. 
 
To save money you can also have a look at the Echo bar. This is the budget option from Rogue compared to the Ohio bar. You can also snatch you up from the boneyard if you are lucky. 
 
 

(2) ROGUE KETTLEBELLS

 
This package comes with two Kettlebells included
 
  • (1) 35LB / 1 pood
  • (1) 53LB / 1.5 pood
 
These Kettlebells are cast iron and ideal for swings. If you do a lot of cleans or Turkish get-ups you might want to look into the rubber-coated or competition version. 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
HG Collars are the better alternative to spring collars. They will leave fewer scratch marks on your barbell and are easier to get on and off. Rogue also recently published a magnetic version which can be put on the rack. 
 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
These American made wooden rings will cover your needs for gymnastics. They come with the necessary straps to hook them up to a rack. Take care that they will need to be placed hanging grom the ceiling to get their full value. 
 
For some extra grip you might want to get chalk and a bag to store it in. 
 

(1) ROGUE MEDICINE BALL

 
Medicine balls are great for your conditioning needs. The ball comes with a 14” diameter and can be used for wall throws, slams and Russian twists. 
 
If you wanted a lower budget option you can also go for the rubber version of these balls. 
 
 

(1) ROGUE SR-3 SPEED ROPE

 
The Rogue SR 3 speed rope has quickly become the standard in the CrossFit community to do your double unders. It is a relatively low-cost option to get a well-spinning jump rope into your arsenal.
 
If you wanted to upgrade to go even faster look at the Pro Jump rope with Aluminium handles. The steel version has recently been used at the CrossFit games.
 

(1) ABMAT

 
 The Abmat takes your sit-ups to the next level. Abmat sit-ups are a key component on many WODs. Be careful as your bottom will be directly on the floor and you might get chafing. There are upgrades of the Abmat available where this won’t happen. 
 

Pros of Bravo Crossfit package

 
This package is great to get started and won’t clutter your home gym with the equipment you seldom use. All items should find regular use for someone who is interested in CrossFit as they all relate to core movements. The Ohio bar provides the centerpiece which is of high quality and will last for a lifetime.
 

Cons of the Bravo Crossfit package

 
You will not be able to do your conditioning from the comfort of your own home. For this, you would need to add a concept 2 model d rower, skierg or echo bike. When you are buying for yourself you can also go a little more adventurous on the barbell itself than just playing it save. It is we unlikely that you will break your barbell and the cost won’t multiply out as in commercial settings. I would strongly recommend something that inspires you each day to push harder. 
 

Alternatives to the Bravo Crossfit package

 
Alternatives to the Bravo CrossFit package are the
 
 

Summary of the Bravo Crossfit package

 
The bravo CrossFit package is a solid option when you want to upgrade your existing home gym. Make sure you have a pull-up bar option and that you get some extra plates of you are already quite strong. 
 
Charlie Crossfit package
 

Charlie Crossfit Package

Package price $975

Overview of the Charlie Crossfit package

 
The Charlie Crossfit package is the mid-range package from Rogue for individuals and includes: 
 
 
With this, you can cover your basic needs for your training while still making progress. Some of the items available in other packages have been stripped like the Abmat, Jump Rope, and an additional kettlebell
 

Items of the Charlie Crossfit package

 
Here is a detailed overview of each of the items for the Charlie Crossfit package
 

1) 230LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The Charlie Crossfit package includes following bumper plates:
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (2) 45LB
 
Bumper plates are a great tool for all situations as they can be used outside or indoors. You can drop them from overhead and they will not chip. They will also be forgiving when they make contact with fingers or your shins. While this is the good news they lack in design, precision and space requirements. 
 
To keep cost low bumper plates are made from old tire rubber which gets remolded. This gives them a good bounce and makes them more or less impossible to destroy by hand (which surprisingly can not be said of steel plates). This comes at the price of fewer design options as they are only available in black to save cost. If you want more color in your life, look at the colored training plates from Rogue. 
 
In terms of presiding Rogue allows more variance with their bumper plates than with the competition and calibrated steel plates. While the former will only be off the mark for a couple of grams, bumper plates might be up to a kilo off the stated weight in the plate. 
 
The last point is space. You will need more storage to put away the same amount of weight in bumpers than in Olympic plates. On most barbells, you can also only for up to 400 to 500 pound in bumpers. If you have a lot of beasts in your gym you will need some extra metal. 
 

(1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar is one of the first barbells Rogue ever produced. It is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio and has been continuously improved to stand the test of time. You will get 190,000 PSI steel bar with dual knurl marks. This is the best value for money barbell you can get from Rogue for any situation.
 
If you want to add a splash of color and inspiration you might want to go for the Froning, Fraser edition of the Ohio bar or design your own with Zeus. The Pyrros bar is a great option for weightlifting enthusiasts and the Thor bar for powerlifters.
 

(1) ROGUE KETTLEBELL

 
 
  • (1) 53LB / 1.5 pood
 
Which is cast iron steel with the Rogue branding in front. With this kettlebell you can cover your swings, cleans and snatches. If you do a lot of cleans and snatches you might want to look into the rubber-coated and competition versions of the kettlebell. The cast iron can be hard on your forearms over time. 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
The HG collars will protect your bar from scratches compared to spring collars, look and will be easier to take on and off. These collars will keep your plates in place when you are dropping the bar from overhead, deadlift or squat.
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
The Rogue wood rings are American made and get you ready for your gymnastics. They come including the straps to hook them up to a rack or under the ceiling. If you want to get their full value hanging them from the ceiling is recommended. You will not get the anchors for the ceiling with your purchase, so think of the setup during your next trip to Home Depot. 
 
If you want to get some chalk with them also get yourself a bag to store it in. 
 

(1) ROGUE MEDICINE BALL

 
Medicine balls are a great tool to take care of your conditioning. Just look up some boxing routines which make use of a medicine ball. These medicine balls are made in the use and have a 14” diameter. With the Charlie Crossfit package, you can choose between 4LB - 20LB for your ball. 
 

Pros of Charlie Crossfit package

 
The Charlie Crossfit package strips it to the bare bone for your CrossFit starter pack. This is good to save money while still being able to do things from home. You will also not be left with the absolute cheapest equipment that Rogue has to offer for each item. 
 

Cons of the Charlie Crossfit package

 
With this package, you will get no pull up bar, speed rope, Abmat, and only one kettlebell. You can usually swing a lot more weight than you can do a Turkish get up with. Also, the plates are a little on the light side if you are already a beast. 
 

Alternatives to the Charlie Crossfit package

 
Alternatives to the Charlie  Crossfit package are
 
 

Summary of the Charlie Crossfit package

 
The Charlie package is the low budget option which still gives you good quality material. It will get you fit but you might feel the urge real soon to add to your arsenal. 
 
Rogue Stealth package
 

Rogue Stealth package

Package price $775

Overview of the Rogue Stealth package

 
This is the short overview of what you will get with the Rogue stealth package:
 
 

Items of the Rogue Stealth package

 
These are the items you get with the Rogue stealth package in more detail 
 

1) 230LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The Rogue stealth package I closed the following bumpers to pump you up 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (2) 45LB 
 
Bumper plates are a great option for your home gym as you can use them outdoors and inside. You can also drop them from overhead without breaking them or the floor. Made from old rubber these plates are hard to destroy by hand and will be forgiving on your shins and fingers. The only bad points are the design, precision, and size of these.
 
As they are made of old rubber they only come in black. Rogue recently updated their portfolio with the RR plates which have some color mixed into them while still being not too expensive. But if you wanted to add some color to your life the competition plates or calibrated steel plates might be a better choice. 
 
In terms of precision, bumper plates allow for more tolerance in production to keep the cost down. This means that the actual weight of the plate is more likely to be different from what is stated on the plate. The variance is usually up to kilogram up or down on bumpers. If that is not acceptable the competition and steel plates are the better option as they are precision manufactured and only vary by a few grams. 
 
The last point is that bumper plates take up more space on the bar and in your gym compared to steel plates. This becomes especially relevant when you regularly more than 400 to 500 pound around. To deadlift more you can buy some additional steel plates.
 

(1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar build the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio and was one of the first ones to be produced in Columbus Ohio. This is the time tested workhorse you can get from Rogue. It will cover all your lifting needs at a reasonable cost.
 
If you wanted to add some color and inspiration to your life also look at the Froning and Fraser bar.  With the Zeus system you can even design your own barbell. For those interested in weightlifting I would recommend the Pyrros bar. Powerlifters might have a peek at the Thor bar.
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
The Rogue HG collars are one step up from Spring collars. These will keep your plates in place while you do the heavy lifting. They are easy to get on and off and leave fewer scratches on your bar than the springs.
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
The American made rogue wood rings will get you started on your gymnastics journey. They come with the necessary straps to be attached to a rack. To get their full value you want to hang them from the ceiling. Be aware that you will need good anchors for this which won’t come with the shipment.
 

Pros of the Rogue Stealth package

 
This package is the absolute minimum while still not compromising on the Ohio Bar. Definitely easy on your purse for good quality  
 

Cons of the Rogue Stealth package

 
I am not a huge fan of this pack, to be honest. You have to make up your mind whether you want to do CrossFit or just want to buy a bar and bumpers. If you want to do CrossFit for the same amount of me ey go for a package that has more moving pieces and compromises on the collars, bar, and bumpers. The SoCal complete is the better choice for you. if you only want to get ready with a bar go for the Alpha bar and bumper set. The last option is to increase the budget. 
 

Alternatives to the Rogue Stealth package

 
Alternatives to the Stealth set are
 
 

Summary of the Rogue Stealth package

 
The stealth package is a good package of just happen to have all of the other things except the ones listed for your CrossFit setup. If you start from scratch the Socal is probably the better option for the same budget. If you only want bumpers and a bar go for the Alpha bar and bumper set. 
 
Socal Complete
 

Socal complete

Package price $730

Overview of the Socal complete

 
The SoCal complete is probably the cheapest overall package from Rogue for CrossFit which you can obtain. Here is a shortlist of the items you will be getting:
 
 
Apart from an Abmat and speed rope, you are covered with this package for a relatively low cost. This makes it a good option on a budget. Be aware that this pack does not come with a rack, plate storage or pull up bar. 
 
 

Items of the Socal Complete

This is a list of the items in more detail.
 
 

1) 160LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The SoCal complete package includes the following bumpers to get your fill:
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 45LB
 
That is not a lot of weight but will do for any WODs which go for a high repetition count. Bumper plates are a great option for your home gym as they can be used outside or indoors. They also can be dropped from overhead without any problems. If you get them too close to your fingers or shin they are less likely to injure you than steel plates. While these are the benefits of bumpers they fall short on design, precision and space requirements. 
 
To keep the price low bumper plates are manufactured from old rubber. This leaves you with only black as a choice. If you want to add some color to your life you can go for the RR plates or competition plates from Rogue instead. 
 
Bumper plates are not precision engineered. This means that they have more tolerance in the difference from the actual weight to the stated weight on the plate. This can be up to 1kg higher or lower. If precision is important to you you might want to go for the calibrated steel plates or competition plates instead. 
 
The last point is the space requirements. The plates will take up a lot more space on the barbell than steel plates. This becomes especially relevant when you have powerlifters who regularly lift more than 400 pounds in your gym. 
 
 

(1) ROGUE ECHO BAR 2.0

 
The echo bar is the most cost-effective option from in terms of barbells. As you are probably in the saving mindset I won’t recommend other bars to you. However, you can observe the boneyard to get a nice bargain. The boneyard contains barbells who did not make the cut from a production point of view or got send back by clients after being unboxed for minor blemishes. The boneyard bars come with no warranty.
 

(1) PAIR OF SPRING COLLARS

 
Spring collars are a common presence in any gym in the world. They are cheap and do the task of keeping your plates in place. This comes at the cost of more scratches compared to collars. 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
These American made wood rings will cover your needs for gymnastics. They come with straps to hook them up to your rack. To get their full value their best hung from the ceiling or a high point. Make sure you have the correct anchoring in place which does not come with the shipment. 
 

(1) ROGUE MEDICINE BALL

 
A Rogue medicine ball comes with this package which has been manufactured in the US. The diameter is 14” and you can Choi’s from a range of 4 to 20LB.
 
If you want to save even more money ask to swap for the rubber version of these medicine balls.
 

(1) ROGUE KETTLEBELL

 
You will get one Rogue Kettlebell with this wich weighs 53LB. This is the standard rogue kettlebell which is cast iron. If you only do swings this is great. If you do a lot of cleans and snatches you might want to look into the competition and rubber-coated Kettlebells to protect your underarms from too many scratches. 
 

Pros of the Socal complete

 
I personally think that the SoCal complete is the best CrossFit package from Rogue for an individual on a budget. You get everything you need from a high-quality player without investing too much. You might want to add a pull-up bar or squat stand to your order and your first home gym is complete. 
 

Cons of the Socal complete

 
Some might make the argument that you want to equip your own home gym better than the gym around the corner. You will also have no infrastructure with this order, so think about your options here.
 

Alternatives to the Socal complete

 
The alternatives to the SoCal complete package are
 
 
 

Summary of the Socal complete

 
The SoCal complete is exactly what it says on the tin. You get everything you need to start at a low cost. You just will not have a lot of variety for each exercise and the cheapest barbell from Rogue. Not necessarily the champion's mindset. 
 
Alpha Bar and Bumper
 

Alpha Bar and Bumper

Package price $795

Overview of the Alpha bar and bumper

 
The alpha bar and bumper focus on the essentials to get you lifting. The item list contains:
 
 
With this, you get exactly what it says on the tin. A good bar and a reasonable amount of weight to go with it.
 

Items of the Alpha bar and bumper

 
This section describes each of the items in a little more detail 
 

1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It was one of the first barbell models to be produced in Columbus Ohio. You will get a 190,000 PSI steel bar with dual knurling. The Ohio bar is the best value for money option in the Rogue barbell portfolio. 
 
If you want to add a splash of color you might want to look into the Fraser or Froning edition of the Ohio bar. Weightlifters might want to have a look at the IWF approved Pyrros bar and powerlifters might like the Thor bar. 
 
If you want a more budget-friendly alternative can be found with the Echo bar or find a deal on Rogues boneyard. 
 
 

(1) 320LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The alpha bar and bumber package includes the following plates 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (4) 45LB 
 
To get you ready to lift heavy. Bumper plates are a great option as they can be used outside or indoors. They will also last for a long time and take a beating. Drop them from overhead or abuse them in many other ways, they will be forgiving. Only weak points are design, precision and space requirements. 
 
The regular bumper plates only come in black. If you want your plates to be color-coded you can opt for the training plates, RR plates or competition plates
 
To save money in production, the quality controls on bumper plates are not as tight as for competition and calibrated steel plates. This means that it is more likely that the actual weight of the plate will differ slightly from what is stated on the plate. 
 
The last thing is that you can only get up to 400 to 500 pounds on your barbell if you use bumper plates. So if you have some very strong dudes around you might also want to get some steel plates.
 

(1) SET OF SPRING COLLARS

 
Spring collars are the worldwide standard to keep plates on the plate rather than them sliding off mid-lift. Spring collars are more likely to scratch your barbell than hg collars if you were looking for an upgrade. 
 

Pros of the Alpha bar and bumper

 
This package is a one-stop-shop to get you outfitted with lifting equipment. Easy and straightforward. Click and get it delivered to your doorstep. 
 

Cons of the Alpha bar and bumper

 
There is not a lot of wrongs to be had with the alpha bar and bumper set unless you wanted to do CrossFit or if you want to invest more money. If you want a CrossFit starter package the SoCal complete might be the better choice. If you want to invest more money you can look into the extra options with more color in the Rogue barbell portfolio. 
 

Alternatives to the Alpha bar and bumper

 
Alternatives to the Alpha bar and bumper are 
 
 

Summary of the Alpha bar and bumper

 
The alpha bar and bumper are straight forward if you want a bar and bumpers of good quality in one click. 
 
Delta Crossfit
 

Delta CrossFit Package

Package Price $780

 

Overview of the Delta Crossfit package

 
The delta CrossFit package is a good choice when you already have some Kettlebells at home. This is the set you can get when you upgrade from Kettlebells to full gym. The item list includes:
 
 
With this, you have a good base to start your training and build on in the future. 
 

Items of the Delta Crossfit package

 
This is the detailed overview of each of the items in the Delta CrossFit package
 

1) 160LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The rogue Delta CrossFit package includes the following plates 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 45LB 
 
Bumper plates are a great option for any occasion. You can use them outside or indoors. They will be forgiving on fo hers and shins that come in contact in them. They won’t chip on you and can be regularly dropped from overhead. The only disadvantages are the design, precision and space requirements.
 
The regular rogue bumpers only come in black. This sometimes makes it hard to distinguish plates fro each other. If you want to add some color to your life you can either opt for the colored training plates, RR plates or competition plates. 
 

(1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

The Rogue Ohio bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It has been one of the first barbells to be produced in the halls of Rogue. This the best value for money bar you can get from Rogue. With this, you will get 190,000 PSI steel with dual marks. Guaranteed for life against bending or breaking. 
If you want some extra color or inspiration look into the Fraser Edition, Froning Edition or Zeus custom options. Weightlifters might want to look at the Pyrros bar to get bushing instead of bearing for heir sleeves. Powerlifters might want to look at the Thor bar which has a longer sleeve than most other bars. 
For lower budget options you can either go for the echo bar or wait for a model to arrive at the boneyard sale to save some money. Be aware that the warranty is usually worse on these options. 

(1) SET OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
HG collars are one step up from spring collars to hold your plates in place during heavy lifts and overhead action. They will leave fewer marks on the ave and will be easier to get on and off. 
 

(1) SET OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
American made wood rings to cover your gymnastics needs. They come with the necessary straps to hook them up to your rack. To get their full value its best to hang them from the ceiling or another elevated place. The anchors to do this do not come with the shipment so think about the setup before buying the rings. 
 
If you work a lot with rings you also might want to get chalk and a bag to keep it in. 
 

(1) ROGUE MEDICINE BALL

 
These rogue medicine balls are 14” in diameter and made in the USA. With the delta CrossFit pack, you can choose between 4LB to 20LB o your purchase. 
 
If you want to go for a cheaper option look into the rubber medicine balls from Rogue. 
 

Pros of the Delta Crossfit package

 
The delta CrossFit package comes with the Ohio bar which is good quality in this price range for packages. You will also have some conditioning equipment to play around with to keep you busy. All of that in one shipment with one click. 
 

Cons of the Delta Crossfit package

 
160LB is not a lot of weight when you are already in the market for a Rogue home gym. Chances are that you are already reasonably fit and want to lift more. There is also no kettlebell with this pack. In case you don’t have one yet and want to stretch the budget the SoCal complete pack might be a good choice. 
 

Alternatives to the Delta Crossfit package

 
Alternatives to the Delta CrossFit package are
 
 

Summary of the Delta Crossfit package

 
The delta CrossFit package is great if you already have some kettlebells at home and if you want to clean out the garage to take it to the next level. You might want to consider more plates or an additional pull up bar with the purchase depending on your current setup. 
 
Delta Bar and plate
 

Delta Bar & Plate

Package price $705

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
 
Bravo Bar and Bumper
 

Bravo Bar and Bumper

Package price $668

Overview of the Bravo bar and bumper

 
The bravo bar and bumper contains the following pieces: 
 
 
With this, you can get started with your barbell training, especially if you are not that strong yet or lack the budget for more plates. 
 

Items of the bravo bar and bumper

 
These are the items of this package in more detail. 
 

1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It has been one of the first barbells to come out of production in Columbus Ohio and has been refined and perfected ever since. The Rogue Ohio barbell is the best value for money bar you can get from Rogue. 
 
If you want to add some color to your gym you can go for the Fraser or Froning edition of the Ohio bar. The Zeus engine even allows you to design your barbell. Weightlifters might want to look into the IWF approved Pyrros bar while powerlifters might take a like to the Thor bar. 
 
If you want to go for a budget option the Echo bar or a boneyard piece will do the trick.
 

(1) 230LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The bravo bar and bumper includes the following plates to get you lifting 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 35LB
  • (2) 45LB
 
Bumper plates are great as they can be used outside as well as indoors. You can drop them from overhead with little consequences to the floor, bar, and plates. This makes them a versatile tool for any home weekend warrior. Where they fall short is design, space requirements and precision. 
 
The cost-efficient version of the rubber plates only come in black as they are made from old tire rubber. If you want to add some color to your home gym you can opt for the RR plates, colored training plates or competition plates instead. 
 
The same amount of weight in bumpers will take up more space than in steel. This becomes especially relevant on a barbell. If you lift more than 400 pounds on a regular basis, steel plates are the better option for you. 
 
The last point is precision. Rogue bumper plates allow for more variance in production to keep cost low. This means that it is more likely to get a plate that weighs less or more than what is stated in the plate. While competition plates and calibrated steel plates only vary in the grams, bumper plates can vary more. 
 

(1) SET OF SPRING COLLARS

 
Spring collars can be found in gyms all over the world. They do the job of keeping your plates in place at a cheap cost. The trade-off is that they are more likely to scratch your bar. HG collars cost more but are easier to handle and gentler on the metal. 
 

Pros of the Bravo Bar and bumper

 
A one-stop-shop for a beginner who wants to get a bar and plates in place. You will get the solid all-around bar from Rogue and bumpers that will also last for a lifetime. 
 

Cons of the Bravo bar and bumper

 
If you want to start out with CrossFit a bar and bumpers are not enough. If you want to make your budget stretch maybe go for the SoCal complete instead. 
 

Alternatives to the bravo bar and bumper

 
The alternatives to the Bravo bar and bumper are 
 
 

Summary of the bravo bar and bumper

 
A one-stop shop to get a great bar and bumper set to add to your home gym to throw your weight about. 
 
Charlie Bar and Bumper
 

Charlie Bar and Bumper

Package price $570

 

Overview of the bar and bumper

 
The Charlie bar and bumper set includes the following items 
 
 
This can build the core to get started with a barbell and get stronger. 
 

Items of the bar and bumper

 
This is a more detailed overview of each item in the Charlie bar and bumper set. 
 

1) ROGUE OHIO BAR

 
The Rogue Ohio bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. It is the best value for money barbell you can get from Rogue. It was one of the first barbell models to be produced in Columbus Ohio and has been improved and refined since. You will get 190,000 PSI steel with dual knurl marks for a strong grip. The bar is guaranteed for life against bending or breaking. 
 
If want a different design you can opt for the Froning or Fraser edition of the Ohio bar. You can even come up with your own design using the Rogue Zeus customization. 

 

(1) 160 LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The Charlie bar and bumper set includes the following plates:
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 45LB
 
Bumper plates are great because they can be used outdoors and indoors. You can also drop them from overhead with no problems. They will be forgiving to the floor, bar and themselves. The only disadvantages are the design, precision and space requirements. 
 
In terms of design, you get black rubber with the bumper plates. That’s it. This can make it hard to distinguish between the weight of different plates at times. If you want a bit more color and variety you can look into the color training plates, RR plates, competition plates, and calibrated steel plates. 
 
To keep production cost low the bumper plates also have a less strict quality policy when it comes to weight variance. It is more likely for bumpers to weigh a little more it less than for competition plates and calibrated plates. For the general populace, this won’t make a difference, but if you train high-performance athletes you might want to look at the more precise options from Rogue. 
 
The last point is the space requirements. Bumper plates will take up more space on your storage units for the same amount weight than steel plates. Most bars can only take up to 500 pounds in bumpers before you run out of space because of the sleeves. If you have a lot of beasts in your gym who make the bar bend, go for steel instead of bumpers
 

(1) SET OF SPRING COLLARS

 
Spring collars are a standard all around the world. They keep your plates in place when you go heavy or drop from overhead. The only things to consider are that they will scratch your bar more than HG collars and are inconvenient to get on and off the bar.
 

Pros of the Charlie bar and bumper

 
The Charlie bar and bumper is very cost-efficient to get you started on your barbell movements at home. You have a set of bumpers and a solid bar to get cranking.
 

Cons of the Charlie bar and bumper

 
The Charlie bar and bumper is a little light on the weight with 160LB for my tastes. If you are a very small athlete this is enough, but if you weigh around 90 to 100kg and you are not a complete slob, I would recommend to get more plates instead of paying twice for shipping.
 

Alternatives to the Charlie bar and bumper

 
Alternatives are the
 
 

Summary of the Charlie bar and bumper

 
The Charlie bar and bumper is a great option when yuh already have some steel plates at home or when you are a smaller athlete. If you are more experienced or pretty big already you might want to go for the Alpha bar and bumper set instead. Crossfitters might want to look at the SoCal complete instead. 
 
SoCal Econ Bar and plate
 

Socal Econ Bar & Plate

Package price $483

Overview of the Socal Econ bar and plate

 
The SoCal Econ bar and plate consists of the following pieces. 
 
 
This makes it the cheapest equipment package you an get from Rogue trimming all edges. 
 

Items of the Socal Econ bar and plate

 
Here the items of the Econ bar and plate package in more detail: 
 

1) ROGUE ECHO BAR 2.0

 
The Rogue echo bar is the low budget version of the Rogue Ohio bar. You are stripping it to the bare minimum with this model.
 
If you want to save as much as possible lookout for the boneyard sales and the Black Friday sales from Rogue. 
 

(1) 160 LB ROGUE HG BUMPER SET

 
The echo bar and bumper set comes with the following plates included 
 
  • (2) 10LB
  • (2) 25LB
  • (2) 45LB
 
Bumpers are great as you can either use them indoors or outdoors. They are also quite forgiving to any body parts which come into direct contact with them. The only disadvantages are design, precision and space requirements. 
 
Bumper plates only come in one color which is black. That is great for the price but might. not look the best. If this any to you can look into the RR plates, colored training plates, calibrated steel plates or competition plates for color-coded alternatives. 
 
In terms of precision, bumper plates are also not too reliable. They allow for more variance to the weight stated on the plate to keep production cost lower. This can mean up to 1kg up or down from the stated weight on the plate. If you want to be really sure go with the precision-manufactured steel plates, calibrated steel plates or competition plates. 
 
The last point is the space requirements. Bumpers will take up more space on your rack or barbell sleeve for the same weight than bumpers. If you have a lot of 500-pound deadlifters in your gym, get some steel plates. 
 

(1) PAIR OF SPRING COLLARS

 
Spring collars are the low-cost option to keep your plates in place. They will leave more scratch marks and will be harder to get off and on the barbell than HG collars. 
 

Pros of the Socal Econ Bar and plate

 
Price, Price, Price 
 

Cons of the Socal Econ bar and plate

 
You will get the least amount and cheapest from Rogue. This is still better than many other vendors, but this is an investment for life. You might even want to go a bit upmarket. 
 

Alternatives to the Socal Econ bar and plate

 
 

Summary of the Socal Econ Bar and plate

 
Good as a gift to get someone else started who wanted to build a gym for years. 

Topics: Strength, Rogue, Powerlifting