I recently watched a video by bodybuilding.com that was impressive for a few reasons.
- This guy is a beast - Enough said
- He keeps it simple - Deadlift, Kroc Row, Pull-ups, T-bar row, barbell shrugs
- Cool vintage weights - York milled plates
I started the video search as a "Kroc" dumbbell handle showed up on Facebook Marketplace (Mikie Kent). This Titan branded 36" loadable dumbbell handle with 120 pounds of Weider plates and collars is being offered for $90. Even at 50 cents/pound for the plates, this is a pretty good deal. The handle itself is usually $70 and minimum cost for the clips is $10. Retail you are talking $200.
Matt Kroc developed this movement as he was maxing out the dumbbells at his gym that only went to 150 pounds.
Also, while deadlifting, it was a pleasure to see that he did not use a deadlift jack, opting instead to just tip the barbell up and load it. He also did not bother with clips while deadlifting.
I do not need a loadable dumbbell, but this is pretty slick if one wants to go heavy. I would be better off doing higher rep sets like Kroc did.