What Weightlifting Equipment Really Matters


  1. Bar and plates.  Should be a weightlifting bar and competition style plates.  Those wide bumper plates made out of High-Temp rubber will give you a false sense of bar whip. 
  2. Shoes and singlet.  You need these to compete in, so you should train in them too.  Only train in the singlet occasionally.
  3. Chalk.
  4. Squat Stand.  Because you have to get strong in the squat!