The Bar Grip helps you stick to slippery commercial gym benches and also helps keep the bar on your back when squatting. No sliding, no chalk, no mess.
What is Bar Grip?
A7 Bar Grip is a one-of-a-kind performance shirt with a patent-pending silicone grip on the back that is designed to help with slippery commercial benches and bars. The grip helps you stick to the bench during bench press and anchors the barbell to your back when squatting. Bar Grip is the ultimate training shirt for powerlifting, strongman and weightlifting workouts.
Are Bar Grip T-shirts allowed in powerlifting competitions?
The Bar Grip was not designed for competition. It was designed to optimise less than ideal training condition. The bar grip might not be allowed in competitions (IPF or otherwise) but is an aid for when trying to push hard in the gym each and every day. HOWEVER if you compete in strongman you are in for a treat. We have a strongman specific design that is perfect events such as atlas stones, yoke carries, log presses and obviously back squats.
What exercises could I use bar grip for?
The traditional Bar Grip shirt was originally designed for commercial gyms when squatting with no centre knurling and benching on benches that are far too thin and rickety for any normal human being. But the A7 family have been using bar grips for a load of other activates. We’ve seen customers using the bar grip for hip thrusts, gymnastics and even shot put! If you need additional grip, we’ve got your back. LITERALLY. You will find these shirts in a variety of designs and styles including Bar Grip crop tops, tank tops and even Bar Grip hoodies for those cold warehouse gym sessions.
The Front Squat Bar Grip is another development that allows your front and back squats to be just as easy as each other. The front squat Bar Grip t-shirt has the original back bar grip but it also includes the silicone bar grip over the shoulder and across the chest piece. Exactly where you would need the help when doing cleans, front squats or even any kettlebell or strongman activities.
The Strongman Bar Grip is built for literally anything you want to throw at it. Think silicone where every you need for atlas stones, Conan’s wheel, log press and any other events where a little bit more stick is needed.
Where can I get bar grip shirts from?
A7uk.com if you are in Europe is your place to be. For other regions such as America and Oceania you’ll see a tab at the top of the site at A7uk that will take you to your specific region.