The YORK® “Elite” Power Weight Bar has a minimum tensile strength of 185,000 PSI after heat treating. North American steel is used in the making of this bar. It is less flexible, more rigid, and excellent for use when performing static, highly controlled, slow movements such as the squat, chest press, and deadlift. It is also an excellent weight bar for Olympic lift training. The sleeve is secured on the bar using a bar end nut and spring pin. Sleeves are machined to a precise 1.975” diameter to accommodate 2” Olympic Plates.