I have my own gym in my house that i recently put in (1,200 sq ft). So i am use to using the public gyms bars. But when i bought my bars, they were different then the bars i have used. My bars spin and the sleeves. The bars that i have used in the public gym only the sleeves spin and the bar does not rotate. Now i know that Olympic lifts need the bar to spin, but i only do static lifts (deadlift, bench, squat, ect........).
For an example:
Squats- at my house the bar will roll or spin down my back when fatigue hits. At the public gym the bar would slide down at this point and the sleeves would spin.
Also, all the bars that i have ( IGX, Troy) bend. I use any where from 225-550lbs when i squat.
So my question to u guys is do you know of a bar that the sleeves are the only thing that spins and the bar stay in one place?
And a bar that does not bend w/ 550-600lbs on it?