Certified for competition by the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and designed for professional and competitive powerlifting athletes, the Eleiko IPF Powerlifting Competition Bar is specifically suited for the three powerlifting competition lifts - the squat, bench press and deadlift. The bar features robust bronze bushings with a special graphite addition that allows the bar to self-lubricate enhancing performance and longevity. Unlike weightlifting bars which are designed to rotate during high velocity lifts, our powerlifting bars contain bushings which minimize sleeve rotation. Built from 215,000 PSI Swedish steel, the bar is engineered to withstand loads up to 1500 kg with unmatched performance and durability. The 29 mm diameter is stiff and strong with a knurling that is deep, sharp and uncoated to ensure a strong grip for heavy lifts.