Not just the original--it debuted in 1994--but the best known and most widely used thick bar in top-tier strongman and grip competitions, the one that has more world records set on it than all the others combined. While the Apollon's Axle excels in strongman and grip, it's also perfect for anyone interested in functional strength.
In 2011, IronMind made a stretched Apollon's Axle for the World's Strongest Man contest, to be used in the squat event--where it's served admirably ever since.
Apollon's Axle Double Overhand Deadlift records*:
- Men: Mike Burke with 237.5 kg/523 lb. on 26 January 2014
- Women: Amy Wattles with 131 kg/289 lb. on 13 July 2014
Non-revolving, polished steel with natural finish; weighs about 33 lb. (15 kg). Two-inch diameter bar between the inside collars; takes Olympic plates and is the same length (7 ft.) as an official weightlifting or powerlifting bar. To guide your hand placement, the Apollon's Axle has three knurled bands about 1/4" wide: one at the center of the bar and one about 18" on each side of the center mark.
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No. 1271 $249.95
*for past records and the rules for the Apollon's Axle Double Overhand Deadlift, please see the IronMind website at www.ironmind.com