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ZenMonkey
10-23-2008, 08:23 PM
So I am hearing that if I want to do OLY lifts then a "needle bearing" bar is what I should be going for. What are yalls opinions on this?

Ben Moore
10-23-2008, 08:40 PM
The spin is what you are looking for. I've heard it makes a difference as you progress in the lifts, but I've not focused on oly long enough to know.

ZenMonkey
10-23-2008, 08:46 PM
From what I understand some bars spin while some bars spin with needle bearings. The latter being "necessary" as I was told, for OLY lifts......


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Auburn
10-23-2008, 08:59 PM
I don't know about "necessary", but the high dollar bars do have needle bearings. Dan John has said that he trained for National's one year with 25 pound plates (short ones) and a standard power bar without spinning collars. He's much stronger than most, so it can be done.

That said, if you intend to be serious about weightlifting, you might as well get a decent bar from the start. I went with a standard Pendlay bar for sub-$400. So far, I like it. It has a lifetime warranty, which is nice. I wouldn't necessarily go with the Elite Pendlay bar, I'd probably spring for a Werksan or Eleiko at that price range.

Tempered
10-24-2008, 02:53 AM
I bought the Economy HD bar and love it. There is a huge difference between it and the crappy Weider bar I had before. Get the best bar from this page (http://store.wfwclub.com/bars.html) that you can afford.

ZenMonkey
10-24-2008, 12:07 PM
I bought the Economy HD bar and love it. There is a huge difference between it and the crappy Weider bar I had before. Get the best bar from this page (http://store.wfwclub.com/bars.html) that you can afford.

I was considering the one just down from that at $199.

Tempered
10-24-2008, 05:45 PM
Actually, the HD bar is only $239 if you look here (http://store.wfwclub.com/crsp.html) under the Crossfit Specials (The Economy is $189).

Fuzzy
10-25-2008, 02:44 AM
IF you want to buy a bar for Olympic lifting, I advise you go for a Uesaka or an Eleiko. Even the training bars are well worth it. My weightlifting club put in the oney to buy competetion standard bars and without a doubt it was money well spent.

Olympic lifting demands the best bars, otherwise you can injure yourself from the strain. You don't want to go for a jerk and have the spin lock up on you, that would give you a nasty jolt strain.

ZenMonkey
10-25-2008, 07:19 AM
Thanks Fuzzy!

ZenMonkey
10-25-2008, 07:21 AM
Actually, the HD bar is only $239 if you look here (http://store.wfwclub.com/crsp.html) under the Crossfit Specials (The Economy is $189).

Cool, I was looking at one of the Budget sets actually. So thats one of the bars + 130kg of weight.