Two distinct design characteristics stand out to make the Kadillac Bar one of the most biomechanically-sound and effective training bars for the press.
Three strategic hand positions at 10, 12.5 and 15 degrees reduce pain and transfer to sport
Perhaps the biggest contributor to the bar’s reputation of being “the most comfortable press - years of practice, study, and understanding of pressing mechanics led us to these 3 distinct fixed positions for a better neutral-grip press. Two of the biggest champions of Kadillac Bar use are individuals with a history of shoulder girdle-area injuries and difficulty in the press, as well as athletes in need of a power and strength-capable stimulus that minimizes risk of injury off the field.
Natural camber curve for increased range of motion to maximize stimulus
The curve of the Kadillac Bar mimics our first ever specialty bar - and the first design engineered specialty bar in the world - The Duffalo Bar. Combined with our hand position angles offered by the three grips, this camber allows the lifter to gain a greater range of motion whilst minimizing the risk of injury through a more externally-rotated elbow/shoulder position. This additional stimulus is useful for end-range strength, hypertrophy training through a fuller range of motion on the pec and triceps, as well as power development for athletes.
Unlike most specialty bench bars, the design engineered Kadillac Bar is built for the professional weight room in terms of durability, fit & finish, and standardization with competition-level equipment. The bar features machined olympic sleeves with our iconic stamped squat face end caps. The sleeve design allows for easy racking/unracking in all standard racking and upright storage is supported.
One of the biggest advantages of this bar is its versatility beyond the realm of the bench press. Athletes commonly use the bar for rows (including extended range of motion seal rows), pullups (by simply placing the bar on top of a rack), overhead press variations that are significantly more comfortable and optimal in terms of positioning, and other exercises like curls, push ups, and even ab-wheel rollouts.
The Kadillac Bar's unique handles feature a Kabuki-proprietary grippy-textured polymer finish that provides equal or better performance to a traditional knurl + powdercoat combination.