Any recommendations for a short bar, for press only? Any recommendations for a short bar, for press only?

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    Default Any recommendations for a short bar, for press only?

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    I need a bar that is five feet long or shorter, which I'll only use for overhead press. My 1RM is only 135lb, so it doesn't have to be a great or super-strong bar.

    Any bars that would be good for this purpose? I can get a cheap 5' CAP barbell for $50 off Amazon, but a little shorter would be better. Would any odd-shaped bar be good for press? Can you press an EZCurl bar? Any advice is appreciated.

    Reasons why I need this:
    - Building a basement gym.
    - Ceilings too low to press except in one small spot at the bottom of the staircase.
    - In that spot, a 7' barbell would go through the wall. A 6' barbell would barely fit and really be too tight. A 5' barbell is manageable if I remove a light fixture.
    - My solution is a set of cheap, independent squat stands that I can move in and out of there easily, along with a short barbell.

    -->Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Levine View Post
    Can you press an EZCurl bar?
    I would think this would put your elbows in a bad position and be potentially unstable as you'd be pressing up against the bend in the bar. I'd make a go with the 5' CAP. Can you set the stands up outside?

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    Have you considered or tried a camber bar? I have rack and platform in my garage, but every winter I consider moving to the basement, so I have this on my someday list:

    Titan Rackable Camber Bar

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    Great to see you’re moving out of the boxing gym. Good luck on your new setup.

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    Thanks all, going with the 5' CAP bar.

    I thought about a camber bar, but ceilings are still too low. At 79", I can shove my fist through them.

    -->Adam

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