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Olympic Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar

The Open Trap Bar is one of the most versatile barbells to have in your gym. Smoother pulls and being easy to load gives you an unmatched deadlift experience.

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The Trap Bar, also known as a Hex Bar is one of the greatest innovations in strength training equipment.

The Trap Bar often called a Hex Bar, is one of the best specialty bars for building strength and developing power in the deadlift.

Our latest in-house designed model has three core benefits that will make training with your new trap bar a dream. Want to learn more about specialty bars? Then check out our article: Best Specialty Barbells for Strength Training.

We firmly believe that if it’s a barbell, the sleeves should rotate. Unlike almost any other trap bar on the market, our trap bar features rotating sleeves. To keep the bar more compact for both storage and shipping, the sleeves are a little shorter than full-length barbell sleeves; however, the plate block has been made extra thin, allowing for a full 7 B.o.S.45lb  iron plates to be loaded on each side. Fit even more calibrated plates with a maximum weight of 700lbs.

It Has a Built-in Deadlift Jack

A feature never seen before on a home gym hex bar, and is usually reserved for abhorrently expensive models. The Bells of Steel Open-Ended Trap Bar has a pair of built-in bar jacks. By rotating the bar vertically like a lever until it’s sitting on the feet of the jacks, the weight plates end up mere inches from the floor. This allows you to add and remove plates with total ease. The entire process is effortless; no longer will your trap bar be neglected and left on the sidelines simply because of the time and effort required to load and unload the bar.

An Open-ended Frame

This ingenious design offers several benefits over the traditional, closed-frame design.  The most important of these being access to far more movements than before. By opening up the front end of the bar, it is now possible to use your trap bar for split squats, Romanian deadlifts, weighted carries, lunges, and more, while still being perfectly balanced for your deadlifts and shrugs.

Rotating Sleeves

We firmly believe that if it’s a barbell, the sleeves should rotate. Unlike almost any other trap bar on the market, our trap bar features rotating sleeves. To keep the bar more compact for both storage and shipping, the sleeves are a little shorter than full-length barbell sleeves; however, the plate block has been made extra thin, allowing for a full 7 B.o.S.45lb  iron plates to be loaded on each side. Fit even more calibrated plates with a maximum weight of 700lbs.

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Specs

Weight21 kg/47 lbs
Length1500 mm
Width565 mm
Heigth124 mm
Handle Sleeves Diameter50 mm
Warrantied Weight700 lbs

The Benefits of a Trap Bar (Hex Bar)

It is considered by many to be both superior and safer than deadlifting with a traditional straight bar, as the load is centred and more balanced with a Trap Bar, which puts much less stress on the spine.

Here are just a few reasons why it should be your go-to specialty barbell:

  • Trap Bar deadlifts produce less strain on the lumbar spine than conventional straight bar deadlifts. This makes Trap Bar deadlifts useful not only if you have a pre-existing back injury (or if you just want to give the lower back a break without skipping their deadlift days), but also if you are a beginner who is still trying to develop baseline strength levels.
  • Training with a Trap Bar develops power as well as raw strength, and the carry-over from this kind of training into other sports is undeniable – Olympic weightlifters, Strongman athletes and powerlifters, and professional athletes alike can all benefit from incorporating Trap Bar deadlifts into their training.
  • Trap Bars with dual-handles like the B.o.S. Open-Ended Trap Bar, when used with the higher handles, can allow lifters with limited mobility due to an injury to still practice, perform, and perfect their deadlift. The higher handles are also useful for you if you’re having trouble keeping a flat back, as the higher starting point and shorter range of motion makes it easier to train this position and build some hip and back strength before starting to pull from the floor.
  • Trap Bars are just extremely versatile training tools. Standard deadlifts are only their primary use, but you can also use your Trap Bar to train:

    Farmers Carries, Romanian Deadlift, Single-Leg Deadlift, Shrugs, Seated Deadlift, Walking Lunges, Split Squats.

  • Adding a Trap Bar into the mix is just an excellent way to spice up your training and expand upon your training variety. Trap Bar deadlifts are mechanically different than a straight bar deadlift so that they will work your hips, quads, and back differently.
  • You will not find a nicer, more versatile, higher-performance Trap Bar that you love at a better price anywhere, and the B.o.S. Open-Ended Trap Bar, the only economical trap bar with a built-in bar jack! See the image for the exact dimensions. 700lb warrantied weight capacity. Weighs 47lbs.

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05/17/2022
Anonymous
US US

Perfect

They have been great

  • My Fitness Goal Is: For our students
SC
05/05/2022
Steven C.
US US

Great Purchase

So far, so good. The open hex bar seems well built and is versatile. Much easier to use for deadlifts than a standard barbell, and looking forward to doing other exercises with it.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Build muscle, reduce body fat %
05/05/2022

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the awesome review! The trap bar is very versatile and will help you stick to your goals. Enjoy the gains, Erica and the B.o.S crew!

JO
05/02/2022
John O.
CA CA

Trap bar review

Awesome my grand son loves it so do I thank you , looking forward to more purchases from you 👍👍😎

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Stay fir to the end
05/05/2022

Bells of Steel

Nice to see working out something the whole family can do. Enjoy the gains, Erica and the B.o.S crew!

KP
04/21/2022
Kurt P.
US US

Great value & design

The hex bar works great and is easy to load, with stand-up position option.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Improve strength & overall fitness
04/25/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey there Kurt, Thanks for the great review! The built-in deadlift jack makes loading and unloading a breeze. Glad you're diggin' the new bar. Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew

TS
04/18/2022
Tom S.
US US

Awesome bar

Awesome bar, solidly built. I like the smaller design of this bar. It’s great for a home gym. I’m 260 lbs and fit in it perfectly. Only flaw is that the sleeves need to be longer. I’d rather give up the spinning sleeves for longer sleeves.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: I’m old so my goal is to stay in the game and keep my strength as long as I can
05/19/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Tom, Thanks for the five-star review! The Open Trap Bar really "opens" the door to a variety of lifts! We have certainly had customer feedback about the sleeve length, so we designed our Industrial Rackable Open Trap Bar with longer, rotating sleeves for you heavy lifters! Always an option for an upgrade down the road if you're maxing that bad boy out. 😉 Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew