Good: Bravo Bar and Bumper Set: The bare minimum can still be top quality. The Bravo Bar & Bumper Set offers a smart, cost-effective way to get a strength training regimen started this week, using the same equipment trusted at many top affiliates-- the American-made Rogue Ohio Bar and a 230LB set of dead-bounce HG 2.0 Bumper Plates.
Better: Alpha bar and Bumper Set: If you plan on expanding beyond a Bravo set in the near future, you might be better off starting with the Alpha Bar & Bumper package, which adds two additional 45LB plates for a full set of 320LB.
Best: Warrior Bar & Bumper Set: Still a straightforward Bar & Bumper Set, but our most comprehensive option for the serious lifter. The Warrior starts with an Ohio Bar and full 320LB HG 2.0 Bumper set, then adds an extra four 45LB plates and a pair each of 5LB and 2.5LB plates. Great for pushing toward new PRs.