Rogue Fitness is a brand that has developed very quickly and has grown to be the leader of all powerlifting and weightlifting brands. Rogue was founded in 2007 after Bill Henniger came to realize that no one brand sold all of the items he needed to work out. From there Rogue started as a brand selling powerlifting gear on the internet but quickly blossomed into production of their own equipment as well. Today, Rogue produces all kinds of equipment from barbells, to plates, as well as supports and apparel. Rogue is highly rated. Their barbells, poweracks, weights and bumper plates are all in the top three ratings available. All of this makes Rogue by far the best powerlifting brand in the world.
Westside Barbell is a brand that might not be known by as many beginner powerlifters, but if you're an experienced powerlifter, Westside Barbell is the cream of the crop. Much like other brands on this list, Westside was born out of a single gym. This one, founded by Louie Simmons is located in Columbus Ohio. Simonson's intense style and his cultivation of some of the best powerlifters in the world created a powerlifting empire. Today, half of the powerlifting world records are held by someone trained by Simmons. From there, a brand was born. Aside from apparel donning the logo of Westside, Simmons sells his books and movies, showing his methods to strength training. Westside has grown even further to sell equipment and lifting machines on their website as well. If you're a beginner powerlifter looking for a brand, Westside might not be for you. If you're looking for the next level, Westside Barbell sets the bar.
Another very well-known powerlifting brand is Titan Fitness. Titan is a brand that specializes in weightlifting and powerlifting equipment, mainly weights and weight machines. Titan is fairly new to the industry, and because of that they run quite a few sales to grow their customer base and provide the best deal for people. The Titan Flat Bench is a highly rated bench that can support up to a thousand pounds. The bench is among the well-priced pieces of equipment that make Titan an ideal brand to develop yourself as a powerlifter and to build up a home gym.
If you're planning on becoming a serious powerlifter you are going to need some high-quality protective equipment. That is where EliteFTS comes in. EliteFTS produces equipment from weightlifting belts to wrist wraps. These help to reduce stress on your spine and wrist. Almost all powerlifters will wear belts when they are deadlifting or squatting. Wrist wraps too can be used to help prevent injury especially during bench press and other upper body workouts. EliteFTS will provide you with the highest quality of that equipment. If they do not have it, EliteFTS also carries other brands on their website, similar to Rogue Fitness, making sure you can get the best quality for the lowest price.
Just like so many brands on this list, Gymshark is a fairly new brand and is taking advantage of the rising popularity of weightlifting and powerlifting as well as CrossFit. Gymshark might be the most popular brand on this list. Through intensive marketing and especially collaborations with powerlifters, weightlifters, bodybuilders and social media influencers, Gymshark has begun to stand out in the workout clothes and athleisure industry. In fact, Gymshark profits grew by 200% just in one year, 2019, using those marketing tactics. Gymshark sells low cost workout clothing for all body shapes, from beginner powerlifters to big 300+ pound powerlifters. Their website features sections for men and women of all different exercise groups. It may not be the first thing you buy as a powerlifter but if you're looking for good exercise wear, Gymshark is the brand for you.