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Sumo Deadlift Bar By Strongarm

Thinner, longer, and whippier — the Sumo Deadlift Bar by StrongArm has never-seen-before knurling and caters specifically to sumo deadlift specialists.

FEATURES • 1″ diameter • 90.9″ length • 44lb weight • Bare steel shaft • Aggressive knurling • Chrome sleeves • 1,500lb capacity

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With the Sumo Deadlift Bar, you’ll say goodbye
to bloody shins and hello to new PRs.

If you are really serious about your deadlifting, and deadlifting some serious weight — 500, 600, 700, or even 800lbs — then you need a deadlift bar.

Benefits of the Sumo Deadlift Bar

  • MORE FLEXIBLE THAN A REGULAR POWER BAR: Deadlifting on a regular bar means pulling from a “dead” start, in other words, from zero to 100% of the weight all at once. With a more flexible bar though, the center of the bar will rise 3 or 4 inches before the weights start to lift, and when they do the plates that are on the inside will lift first, moving towards the outer edge. The result of this is a smoother, more progressive acceleration of the weight, allowing you to lift more actual weight. Most lifters that use a deadlift bar will tell you that they can pull 40 or 50 lbs more with a deadlift bar compared to a standard power bar.

  • THINNER THAN A REGULAR POWER BAR: Most power bars are 29 or 30 mm, a StrongArm deadlift bar is 27 mm. This thinness contributes to the flexibility, and also lets you get more of your hands and fingers around the bar. Particularly important of you use the double overhand “hook” grip.

  • LONGER SLEEVES THAN A REGULAR BAR: The longer sleeves allow for more weight to be put on, especially necessary if you are using gym plates, that tend to be wider than competition plates. The long shaft also contributes to the progressive pull that the DL bar is known for.

  • KNURLING WHERE YOU NEED IT: Not where you don’t. Sumo deadlifting is taking over Powerlifting. Yet 99.9 of the bars you see sumo lifters using are made for conventional deadlifting, and they wind up gripping the bar on the smooth part, and least partly, while the knurling rubs on their legs during the pull. We thought we could do better. So we designed a bar with knurling in the middle, where the hands will be, and no knurling where it slides on the legs.

Specs

Weight44lbs / 20kg
Diameter1.1" / 29mm
Length86.6" / 2,200mm
Loadable Sleeve Length15.5″ / 393mm
KnurlAggressive
Knurling MarksCustom
Center KnurlYes
Shaft FinishBare steel
Sleeve FinishHardened chrome
Tensile Strength110,000 PSI
Max Capacity1,500lbs / 680kg

IMPORTANT: As a deadlift bar, this barbell has a 27mm diameter — which is 1mm smaller than a regular Olympic barbell.

Frequently Asked Questions

It has a 27mm diameter and 2,308mm/90.9″ length.

It weighs 20kg/44lbs.

It has a bare steel shaft for a superior feel, with hardened chrome sleeves.

Yes, regular 2-inch collars and Olympic weight plates will fit this bar.

True, but don’t we use boards and blocks when benching, do deads from blocks or pull with straps, use bands and chains to squat, and a vast host of other training methods that are not competition legal? So, why can’t a bar that allows you to pull more weight be just another part of that training arsenal?

In the box, you’ll find the barbell itself and a generous coating of oil in order to minimize oxidation during shipping.

Covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty guarantees that your bar will not bend under normal use, and protects against defects in material, function and workmanship. 

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05/20/2022
Nathan B.
CA CA

Sumo Bar

Received the sumo bar promptly. The bar is great quality and has slightly less whip than the TDL Bar. The knurled centre is plenty aggressive and is just the right size for the spacing of the hands. Point blank. Great bar for the money and having taken it to a commercial gym to share, everyone loves it!! Thank you

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Goal 500 pound DL in the coming weeks
05/20/2022

Bells of Steel

We thank you for your awesome feedback on the sumo bar. You are sure to hit that 500lb goal in no time! Enjoy the gains, Erica and the B.o.S crew!

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04/14/2021
Anonymous
US US

Best bar for sume deadlifters!

Box came perfectly packaged, and no damage on the bar. This is a bar with sumo deadlifters in mind! No more shins being scraped off and no more excessive chalking with the wider center knurling!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Health and powerlifting
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Fat bench, deadlift bar, open trap bar 2.0
  • Product Condition: Perfect
J
01/14/2021
Jon
US US

Awesome Deadlift Bar

On par with the Texas DL Bar minus ripped open shins! Love this bar. Already have hit a couple big PRs since getting this bar 2 weeks ago!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength Gains
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Sumo Deadlift Bar, Chains, Loadable Dumbells
  • Product Condition: Perfect
Bells of Steel Sumo Deadlift Bar By Strongarm Review
01/15/2021

Bells of Steel

Hey there Jon, Thanks for another awesome review! So glad you're loving your Sumo Deadlift Bar! Shin skin intact, AND multiple PRs?! Moving right along on the gain train! Get after it! If you post any of your workouts on social media, feel free to tag us! We love to see B.o.S. equipment being put to work! Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew

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06/19/2020
Travis D.
US US

This bar is awesome

Amazing bar! The staff were very helpful in answering my questions and responded quickly

  • Product Condition: Perfect
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Sumo bar
  • My Fitness Goal Is: To get in the best shape of my life
06/22/2020

Bells of Steel

Hello Travis, Thanks for the great review. We are glad and happy to know that you are satisfied with the bar. Again, thanks for the review. Have a great day!

A
06/17/2020
Anonymous
US US

Quality product overall

The grip on the knurl is great. Flex of the bar at 27mm is very nice for pulling. It's an attractive bar to the eye with the ribbed sleeves. However, the sleeve length is not very long, so some users my run out of room using bumper plates. Personally, i find the knurling to be a little short for my setup, as my grip wants to be at least a finger or more outside of the knurled area, making me either pull with a narrower grip than I'd like, or grip with some of my hand on the smooth.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength & Longevity
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Sumo Deadlift Bar
  • Product Condition: Beat Up Boxes
06/18/2020

Bells of Steel

Hello, Thanks for the review. We are glad to know that you are happy with the trap bar and we also appreciate the feedback. Again, thanks for the review. Have a great day!