You’re probably already aware of the many great reasons to include seal rows in your back workouts, and hopefully you understand that a quality seal row bar will only make things even better!
At the end of this article I go into detail as to why it’s a good idea to use a seal row bar, so if you’re still on the fence, scroll down and take a look!
Seal row bars are pretty rare, even rarer than the elusive seal row bench! So unfortunately we’re not exactly spoiled for choice as far as range of bars to choose from.
I’ve spent the day hunting around for the best seal row bar options on the internet and I’ve narrowed it down to just 2 products actually worth looking at.
Titan’s Seal Row Bar is, in my opinion, by far the best seal row bar on the market. It’s heavier than the alternatives, extremely well constructed, and is significantly more affordable than anything else on the market!
Best Value Seal Row Bar
The first thing you’ll notice about this seal row bar is that it’s quite a bit heavier than a regular barbell coming in at 50lbs.
The Rogue seal row bar is only 40lbs which means Titan have manufactured a more heavy duty bar at quite literally half the cost!
Every review I read said Titan have constructed this thing extremely well in all regards, right down to the spacing of the knurling.
The only complaint you’ll find about this bar is that it could be slightly longer (despite being 72″ in length)…
It fits perfectly on the Titan adjustable prone row bench, but if you use it in other racks such as the Rogue RM-6, it’s going to be an extremely snug fit.
I can live with that considering this bar does exactly what you need it to for significantly less money than any of the alternatives.
This is the best option for the overwhelming majority of athletes who just want a solid product at an affordable rate.
- Heavy duty build is extremely well constructed.
- Significantly more affordable than the alternatives.
- Bar could be slightly longer as it barely fits into certain racks.
If you’re going to get Rogue’s seal row bench and you’ve got the cash, you may as well get their seal row bar too. It’s a super beautiful product that works extremely well with the Rogue bench, although it is a little pricey.
Best Seal Row Bar – Runner Up
Rogue also have a seal row bar which you can order separately or have it included when you buy the Rogue seal row bench.
I was surprised to find that this barbell is only 40lbs, so it actually weighs less than a standard barbell.
Not only that but it’s almost 80″ in length, so it’s significantly longer and lighter than the Titan bar, which means it’s going to have a completely different feel to it.
Every single one of the reviews for this seal row bar are incredible – people absolutely love this product and I didn’t see a single complaint!
The only complaint I personally have is that it’s $305 which is twice the price of the Titan bar!
Personally I don’t think I could justify the extra cost, but this bar is a clear winner if you already have a Rogue rack.
It’s also a bit more versatile and many people use this bar as a standard cambered bar.
If you also just like having top quality gear, I think this bar is actually still quite decent value overall for the right buyer.
Definitely the best option for anyone using a Rogue rack. Also great if you simply prefer having the highest quality gear.
- Immaculate design with beautiful finish.
- Long enough to fit into a Rogue rack.
- Super versatile and can be used as a standard cambered bar.
- Quite expensive at almost twice the price of the Titan bar.
My recommendation is for most people to go for the Titan seal row bar because it’s half the price of the Rogue bar and still does an extremely good job overall.
If you have a Rogue rack, you’ll want to get the Rogue seal row bar as the Titan bar won’t fit very well.
The Rogue seal row bar is also a beautiful product and is probably slightly higher quality overall if you don’t mind the price tag.
My Seal Row Bar Research & Review Process
I always make it my mission to be as comprehensive as possible with these product reviews so I can be as helpful as possible to my readers.
Unfortunately, since I’m living abroad in Thailand, I’ve not been able to purchase and test any of these seal row bars yet, as customs and duties fees have made it super difficult to import large pieces of equipment like this.
So in the interest of full transparency, I cannot yet speak about these products from first hand experience.
I have however had extensive experience using other seal row setups in the past, so I’m not completely clueless!
Since there wasn’t much information available on the internet about seal row bars, I decided to take the time to research each of these options and put together this list anyway, hoping some of you would find it helpful.
Since there isn’t a huge number of seal row bars on the market, it wasn’t particularly difficult to come up with the items in this list.
I used both price as well as customer satisfaction to determine the order of the products in this list.
Continually Updating With New Products & Information
As each of these products evolve iterate through newer versions, I’ll be updating this article so that you know exactly how my feelings towards each seal row bar evolve over time.
I’m also constantly on the hunt for new bars that can offer value to the marketplace for inclusion in this article.
If you’re a seal row bar manufacturer and want your product reviewed and included in this article, please get in touch.
Feel free to read more about my product testing standards and review process.
Benefits Of Using A Seal Row Bar
Why bother with a seal row bar at all?
Primarily it comes down to range of motion.
If you’re doing seal/prone rows with a regular barbell, you’ll be inhibited by the bottom of the bench when you could have continued pulling upwards to reach the fullest range of motion.
If you want the best possible stimulus of your upper back, you’ll likely need slightly more range of motion than you can get using a regular barbell.
Seal row bars are cambered to allow you to completely retract your scapulae and get the maximum possible ROM when doing your seal rows.
These bars aren’t just great for seal rows but can be used as a safety bar for front squats and good mornings.
People also use them for hammer curls and a variety of other exercises.
If you’re a big fan of the seal row and find yourself doing this exercise regularly, then you should definitely consider investing in a seal row bar!