FAT IS THE NEW SKINNY - You heard it here first... fat is making a comeback. Skinny jeans, skinny milk... they’re all on the way out. So what does this mean for your lifting?
It means it’s time to set aside that skinny barbell every once in awhile and step out with something with bigger curves, something you can really wrap your hands around. With a 43.8mm grip and custom textured powder-coat, the AlphaFit Axle is a fat bar that will do what your skinny barbell can’t – increase your grip strength by working out your hands and wrists.
Training with a standard barbell will do little to strengthen your hands and wrists unless you are lifting heavy loads. Incorporating the AlphaFit Axle into your training can increase your grip strength - improving overall lifting performance and increasing your capacity in other areas such as gymnastic bar and ring work.
Traditionally for the Strongmen, the popularity of the Axle is increasing and popping up in boxes and competitions around the country. We recommend you secure your bumper plates with Lock Jaws.
"The AlphaFit Fat Bar is great for grip strength, providing variety in your cleans, jerks and lunges. It also looks awesome in the front rack and makes a sick sound when you drop it from overhead. The AlphaFit Fat Bar seems to retain chalk best out of any fat bar I have tried, making for a less slippery to hold."
Rory Boyden - Trainer and Co-Owner of CrossFit Creature in Sydney.
Bar length 2200mm
Shaft diameter 43.8mm
Sleeve diameter 43.8mm
Sleeve length 200mm
The AlphaFit Axle is designed and manufactured in Australia.