BandBell®️ Earthquake Bar™️

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This bar offers total versatility: Rehab, Prehab, Strength, Functional Training, Form Improvements and Recovery.

  • Length: 80″ (E-Maxx 86.5")
  • Weight: 6.3 lbs. (E-Maxx 8.75 lbs)
  • Bar Diameter: 1-1/2″
  • Loading Sleeve: 3″ diameter – 13″ length for more band loading capacity (E-Maxx 5" diameter, 16" sleeve)
  • Patented Design: Protected by US Patent No. 8,506,460

This all-purpose kinetic juggernaut allows you to quickly add bands and start training. 

Designed for powerlifters, bodybuilders and high-performance athletes who rely on the strength building talents of the Earthquake bar and E-Maxx bar. 

Instead of the traditional safety slots, it has two-inch grooves cut into its wooden ends to channel and grip the bands as the Bar bends radically under super-heavy weight.

The difference between Earthquake and E-Maxx? A greater overall length (86.5″ vs 80″) for more band loading capacity, which allows for heavier lifts and maximum kinetic energy.

The E-Maxx Bar can be custom-setup in a multitude of ways with both bands and weights. Two-inch grooves cut into the wood are designed to channel and grip the bands even as the bar bends radically under super-heavy weight. High-tech polymer bumpers have been added to each end of the bar to protect it when racking and to provide better control.


No matter how it’s used, the bar trains the user to develop and hone perfect form.


  • Length: 86.5″
  • Weight: 8.75 lbs.
  • Bar Diameter: 1-1/2″
  • Loading Sleeve: 5″ diameter – 16″ length for more band loading capacity
  • Patented Design: Protected by US Patent No. 8,506,460




  • Length: 80″
  • Weight: 6.3 lbs.
  • Bar Diameter: 1-1/2″
  • Loading Sleeve: 3″ diameter – 13″ length for more band loading capacity
  • Patented Design: Protected by US Patent No. 8,506,460


    Jim Seitzer; a national-level bodybuilder and powerlifter, also one of the founding members of Westside Barbell. 

     As a 35-year veteran of bodybuilding and powerlifting, Jim was no stranger to injury. The idea for the Bandbell®️ Barbell came when Jim was working through a shoulder injury. 

     Being the motivated athlete he was, Jim started experimenting with exercises that would allow him to keep training despite the injury. 

    He began benching with a 7ft oak broomstick, adding resistance bands and 25-lb kettlebells, hung from either end. This set-up allowed him to perform the bench press without pain. 

    What started out in 2006 as a collaborative effort between Lou and Jim Seitzer has evolved through five prototypes to become the incredibly strong, kinetic-energy dynamo that it is today. This hand-made Bar can routinely handle weights in excess of 200 lbs every day - all day long.

    Easy to load, it’s perfect for single band rehab setups all the way up to complex kinetic variations using multiple bands with kettlebells, weights, chains and the new BandBell®️ Anchor Loaders™ and Strap-n-Hooks™. 

    With endless variations to choose from, nervous system accommodation is a thing of the past.



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Robert Giambrone

    A new dimension to my strength AND STABILTY training for 50+ male. Also fun and a different feel.

    Bryan Superville
    Amazing strength

    Must have in training chest

    Mariah McCabe

    I absolutely love the earthquake bar, it’s great for all workouts. Even better, the customer service is amazing. Very nice people. I will definitely be ordering from them again.

    Ken Holthouse
    Grab this bar!

    Outstanding quality piece of equipment. Just started using it but you can feel that it’s well made. Great service and fast shipping. Not the first piece of equipment I have from them and they once again delivered.

    Five Stars

    Recommended by my PT after surgery. I have been using it a couple times a week for six months now. It's great and really makes you concentrate.
    I have been lifting for over 40 years and I'm sad that I didn't have this earlier.