Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WOD Wednesday #51 Powered by OSO Barbell Collars

10 rounds for time of:
155-lb. power cleans, 5 reps
10 walking lunges

The workout for this week is sponsored by OSO Barbell Collars

Have some specialty bars?  Be sure to check out their OSO Axle Collars!  Checkout the product details below:

I found this while looking for an alternative collar to replace my regular spring ones. This cog wheel shaped barbell clamp is made of aircraft grade aluminum and fits any 2" olympic barbells. It has a brushed aluminum finish with a plastic lever for a quick lock and unlock mechanism. The inner side of the collar is lined with rubber for added grip and comes with 2-year warranty so long as the damages are sustained while it's on the barbell. It's made in the US and retails for $49.95 plus shipping.

These are fantastic collars! They are easy to put on and off, it is much easier to remove and install them in the OPEN position. Although the NEUTRAL position gives you some room to slide them on and off, unless you pull them off completely straight, they will tend to grip to the barbell.

The locking mechanism is great as well! They clip on extremely tight and the weights stay in place. These are especially useful for situations where dropping the weights repeatedly is necessary such as some crossfit workouts etc.. Any time i ever used and spring clips or cheap clips. the plates eventually end up sliding away.

Overall, I am very pleased.. These are each about 0.4-lbs, for a total of 0.8-lbs. This actually works out better for me since my barbell is 20-kg (44-lbs), so now it's closer to 45-lbs, now I can stop subtracting 1-lb from all my sets.

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