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Comparing the Regional and Powerlifting Barbells: Which Is Best for You?

Are you curious about barbells? Discover the differences between Regional and Powerlifting Barbells to find the perfect fit for your strength training journey.

Regional vs Powerlifting Barbell
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If you’re looking to create a home gym, then having the best barbell is a must. Determining the best barbell for a home gym requires consideration for your experience, training style, and what your goals are for the short and long-term futures. Fortunately, DMoose has two great barbells for you to consider, and I can break down which will be best based on these factors.

DMoose Regional Barbell

DMoose Regional Barbell

Best for:

  • Beginners
  • CrossFit and Olympic Lifting
  • Bodybuilding Training
  • People with Limited Budgets

How Much Does a Regional Barbell Weigh?

The Regional Barbell comes in 45 pounds as any other Olympic barbell would as well as a 35-pound version, which most women may want to use. 

They both have a very high tensile strength of 190,000 KSI, and they can hold up to 1,500 pounds. Regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, this barbell will support your training efforts.

Uses of Regional Barbells

DMoose barbells are all-purpose barbells as they help you perform most of the strength training. How? Find out below: 

1. Barbell for Beginners

Beginners can enjoy this barbell because it has moderate knurling, which will be easier on the hands. There is also no centre knurling on the centre. Because it’s more comfortable to hold, you will be able to use it for longer sets. It has a nice chrome finish to it, which will make your home gym look better as well.

2. CrossFit and Olympic Lifting

CrossFIt and Olympic weightlifters will appreciate the spin on the sleeves thanks to the five needle bearings on each sleeve. This will help with exercises such as the clean, snatch, and even curls for some lifters. There are two rings on each side of the shaft. One is for powerlifters, and the other is for weightlifters. This barbell also provides more whip than the powerlifting barbell.

3. Bodybuilding Training

Bodybuilders can use this barbell for many movements such as rack pulls, shrugs, overhead presses, and others without concern for damage to the barbell. It’s meant to withstand intense training, and you can use it to develop any part of the physique. Last, but not least, it does come at a lower price point than the powerlifting barbell. If you have to consider a budget, this one is a fine choice, and you would likely have to pay more to another company to get a barbell of this quality.

DMoose Powerlifting Barbell

DMoose Powerlifting Barbell

Best for:

  • powerlifters
  • Strongman/Strongwoman Training
  • Advanced Trainees
  • Non-climate Controlled Environment

How Much Does a Powerlifting Barbell Weigh?

DMoose’s Powerlifting Barbell was made with the competitive powerlifter in mind. It only comes in 45-pounds, but it can also hold up to 1,500 pounds.

Characteristics of Powerlifting Barbells

The mighty whip is ideal for heavy squats, bench presses, and deadlifts. This is how they differ from the all-purpose barbells.

1. Best Barbells for Squats

The shaft has one ring on each side to help you determine the best hand placement. It has a more aggressive Volcano knurling so you can maintain your grip on the deadlift or even the squat. 

Speaking of the squat, there is centre knurling on this barbell so the bar will stay in place while it’s on the back of the shoulders.

2. Can Bear Heavier Weights

Strongmen and strong women athletes can also benefit from this barbell because it’s stiffer and will support those heavier weights that you would use in training. 

3. Firm Grip

It can also withstand those weights being pushed and pulled for multiple reps. Whether you use figure-eight straps or regular straps, they will stay on the barbell while you’re lifting.

Regional Barbells Vs. Powerlifting Barbells

There are some advanced trainees that may simply want a very dependable barbell. Then the powerlifting barbell would be well worth the investment because it can be used for all training disciplines. 

When the pressure is on, you want to focus on getting the lift. You can do that if you have best barbell because it will hold up to the most intense situations.

The best point of the Powerlifting Barbell is that it’s resistant to rust and corrosion thanks to the cerakote finish and black phosphate on the sleeves. 

It may be slightly more difficult to clean, but it will hold up in any climate, including colder weather if your home gym isn’t climate controlled.


Even though the Regional and Powerlifting Barbells have different pros and cons, they are both great barbells for a home gym, and you can’t go wrong either way. Consider your level of training, goals for the future, and the environment you’re training in when you choose which barbell is best for you. Once you have the barbell you chose in your home gym, don’t be afraid to put it to work because it will be ready to go when you are.

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Roger "Rock" Lockridge is from West Virginia and has been involved in the fitness industry since 2002. He started training in 1999 and is known for his "hardgainer" success story. He became a personal trainer and fitness instructor at a local gym and directly helped over 500 clients achieve personal success. He also worked at a supplement store for two years where he advised customers about nutrition and supplementation needs. He has been writing professionally since 2009 and has been featured in numerous print and online platforms.

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