This Ole' Bar: Bamboo Bar

by Westside Barbell on June 12, 2020

    Not many bars come across as so tame, yet simultaneously so sadistic as the Bamboo Bar (often called the Earthquake Bar). The unique oscillation of this compound fiberglass bar allows for strength, stability, mobility, prehab, and rehab to be trained across the board every time an athlete touches it. We at Westside value this bar so much we have a cambered bar prototype, and two straight bar versions. As a rule of thumb, we tend to stick in the 20-30 rep range for general strength. However, for prehab/rehab, reps per set up to 60 have been performed. Louie is a major fan of this bar, as he credits it directly for rehabbing his shoulder after injury. If you don't own a bamboo bar yet, fashioning one isn't as hard as it sounds. First, get a PVC pipe cut to 7 feet in length (this is the standard length of a barbell). Secondly, take duck tape and coat the outside with 2-3 layers(just in case it breaks, the tape will create a covering which will keep the plastic from splintering). Lastly, mark off the center of the bar, as well as the width of the power bar’s rings.

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