Our Story

Ghost Strong began with a simple idea - how to improve J-Cups, the apparatus that holds a barbell. These are something that all lifters use every day, but don't really think about. At Ghost Strong, we DO think about that kind of thing, and we wanted a better system. We wanted to create a J-Cup that would allow the bar to be exactly where it should be, every time, without effort. As a result, the Ghost Return Roller was born.

Prior to the Ghost Return Roller, we dabbled in building pieces of strength training equipment. When we had the chance to build a prototype competition bench press for the Anvil Gym in Iowa, we sought to build the best bench we possibly could. To make the best bench, however, it had to have the best way to position the bar because every good lift starts with proper bar placement and that is precisely when we thought of the patent pending Ghost Return Roller. If the bar is in the right place, the lifter is in a better position, is tighter, and can lift more weight. Period.

Our Name

Why the name Ghost Strong? Ghost Strong isn't about talking, or selfies, or blabbing about your lifts and how you are a savage for Instagram. Ghost Strong represents setting your goals, keeping your mouth shut, and working your ass off until you can prove it when it counts. Success over Swagger.

Our Powerlifting and Strongman equipment represents the absolute best possible quality we can provide to customers. It is not the cheapest because there are plenty of "those guys" around. We want to be THE best, with THE highest quality, and make YOU the strongest. If you want the best, and reaching your goals is more important to you than telling your "friends" on social media about them, come with us. Be Ghost Strong.

Our Team

People. Pride. Professionalism. A lot goes into making quality equipment. The people behind Ghost Strong are over 75 employees that work together to make our customers happy. Hand built in our 50,000 sq ft shop, Ghost Strong Equipment is a new passion for us, but the skills required were honed in metalwork and design with over 100 years in business.

As a sibling company to Ghost Strong, Ghost Strong Gear is focused on creating functional and stylish apparel and accessories to market our brand. As a husband and wife team, we have a combined 40+ years of weightlifting, powerlifting, and physique competitions. On the equipment side, I merge my over 25 years in the metalworking industry with my passion for lifting, and she adds creativity and attention to detail to our brand as a whole. Ghost Strong Gear can be found at www.ghoststronggear.com.

May 4-5, 2019

U.P.A. Tri-State Strength Expo

As one of the event's sponsors Ghost Strong will be in Dubuque, Iowa at the Grand River Center in Exhibit Hall B for the UPA Raw Powerlifting Championship. On Saturday, men will battle through the powerlifting and bench press competitions, and on Sunday, both men and women will compete to be powerlifting champions. To attend, its $10 at the door each day or for a two day pass, it's $15. To fill out an entry form or to read more about the event visit www.UPAPOWER.com.

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