I bought this to do body pump at home, it's easy to handle as the length is perfect for me, and its easy to change weights quickly. As the diameter was on the wall when I bought it I knew the plates I had would fit. I am really pleased with it for the price. I would recommend it, I have been using it regularly for about 4 months now.
As per other reviews,the exclusive non-standardised diameter they use is an issue. this is quite annoying - even for a novice, what happens if 'as a novice' you enjoy using the product and require more weight? You can only buy more domyos weights, fair enough if you only want to do bicep curls as your entire resistance regime(?!). I recently bought a bench and needed a new bar. The existing weight I have forces me to buy a domyos bar- I refuse on principal!
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