Knurling refers to the grooved or roughened area along the length of a bar to increase ease of gripping or to lessen the tendency to slip (this is why a squat bar is knurled in the center whereas a deadlift bar normally is not). [1] A bar with knurling is said to be knurled.

See Also


  1. Donche, Dan (2008). FF Trainer Certification Guide. USA: Fatal Fitness. 

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