CAP Barbell®'s weighted workout bar is made of solid steel and encased in soft foam rubber for extra comfort. Ideal for strength and conditioning, circuit and interval classes, balance and alignment, sports conditioning, kickboxing and martial arts, and Pilates/yoga sessions, the bar evenly distributes weight for a well-balanced workout.
Square-shaped, solid-steel bar with foam-rubber cover
Comfortable and durable design
Even weight distribution
Easy to store; no loose parts
Colored rubber ends for extra protection/easy weight identification
I like this barbell. It's nicely cushioned. Good price. The product warning that's strapped to the end is a little alarming (contains materials that may cause birth defects) is a little alarming. I may return it for that reason. Definitely won't let my kids use it.
I use the bar to do squats with before I catch my commuter train. I hold the bar behind my back so I can maintain good form. Or at least keep my back straight. I was just using a metal pipe that did not weigh much. The padding on the bar is very nice. I keep the bar in my trunk and the ends of the bar prevent the bar from rolling around. I try and do about 500 3/4 squats. (I am dressed business casual so I can't do a full squat). I will be experimenting with the bar to do different type of workouts with it. Seems to be very well made. The only issue I had was unwrapping it. It makes sense they way the bar was wrapped for shipping but was still hard to unwrap.