Best (Don't Move After DL) Competition Collars

Discussion in 'Barbell' started by Steve Freides, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    Looking for competition-legal collars for powerlifting, particularly ones that don't bump out after a bunch of deadlifts. Bar is Rogue Ohio stainless steel, Rogue 20KG Ohio Power Bar RA0692-SSDC

    Thanks in advance.

    -S-
     
  2. The Nail

    The Nail Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    No such thing. The plates have too much leverage on the collars.
     
  3. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    I was afraid of that ...

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  4. Bro Mo

    Bro Mo More than 500 posts

    Even lock jaw collars?
     
  5. Steve W.

    Steve W. Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Proloc collars are the most secure I've used.

    I also find that the plates make a big difference. Standard iron plates have a lot of slop in the holes and fit loosely on the bar. It's tough to keep them from rattling loose no matter what collars you use.

    Bumper plates that fit tightly on the bar are much more likely to stay tight through multiple sets and reps.
     
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  6. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    I'm still up for a recommendation. Rogue has something, 2.5 kg each or 5 kg for the pair, for $200. Love to spend less.

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  7. McGrath

    McGrath Double-Digit Post Count

    Steve I have the Rogue OSO collars and they're amazing.
     
  8. TPC

    TPC My Third Post

    I double up with collars for deadlifting:
    1. Inside collar is Elite FTS Croc locks ($39.99/pair) :
    Croc Lock™ Collar
    2. Outside collar is a Home Depot 2 inch spring clamps with rubber pinchers ($0.99 each):
    ANVIL 2 in. Spring Clamp-99691 - The Home Depot

    Plates with tight tolerances are important to prevent them from sliding loose too.
     
  9. Chrisdavisjr

    Chrisdavisjr Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Eleiko IPF PowerliftingCompetition Collars - Pair

    Have you looked at the Eleiko IPF competition collars? They're $99.00, not as pricey as I'd thought they'd be (their Olympic collars cost $250.00) and, knowing Eleiko gear, they'll almost certainly do the job. They're definitely competition legal, if nothing else.

    Products | COC 2.5KG | Ivanko - Official Website of Ivanko Barbell Company

    The Ivanko collars aren't crazy expensive either at $138.00 and I've heard very good things about their collars staying put with fairly rough usage.

    I hope this helps.
     
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