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Shouji
05-02-2005, 07:11 PM
On a typical barbell, anyone know the weight of it?

Built
05-02-2005, 07:12 PM
45 lbs for a standard Oly bar.

getfit
05-02-2005, 07:12 PM
45lbs

Shouji
05-02-2005, 07:18 PM
Wow, funny story. So with the weights all together, i bench 86.

86
45

Wow! So that means i'm benching 131 pounds?

Built
05-02-2005, 07:19 PM
Yep. :)

Shouji
05-02-2005, 07:20 PM
Wait a minute, it's a weider bar... Does this mean something i don't want to hear...

Built
05-02-2005, 07:28 PM
I don't know what a weider bar is. :scratch:

getfit
05-02-2005, 07:32 PM
I don't know what a weider bar is. :scratch:
joe weider maybe?

Built
05-02-2005, 07:43 PM
LOL! I've heard of Joe, but I'm not aware of any difference between his barbell and an Oly barbell.

Unholy
05-02-2005, 08:04 PM
It should still be 45lbs its a standard.

andy51
05-02-2005, 08:49 PM
Actually if it is a standard bar (the plates have a hole diameter of 1 inch) it probably weighs less than 45lbs, but if the holes are closer to 2 or 3 inches and the bar is seven feet long then you have an olympic bar which weighs 45lbs

DannyboyXJ
05-02-2005, 08:56 PM
Kind of off topic, but what does the standard EZ-bar weigh? Is it 15lbs or 20lbs...?

--Dan.

SW
05-02-2005, 08:59 PM
25 I belive. It varies slightly with diff. brands. At least that's waht I've been told. Not much evidence.

Organichu
05-02-2005, 09:05 PM
What about the smaller oly bars? Roughly four and a half feet long, I'm guessing?

They're shaped exactly like oly bars with the same design and grips.

Ares
05-02-2005, 09:10 PM
Spinlock weider is 20 and the spinlock curl bar is 15.

DannyboyXJ
05-02-2005, 09:25 PM
25 I belive. It varies slightly with diff. brands. At least that's waht I've been told. Not much evidence.

REALLY? No way mine weighs 25 (at least I don't think so). When I say standard, I mean the "normal." I know that my school had multiple EZ bars that were the same spec. at mine at my house...

I was guessing 20lbs...

--Dan.

DannyboyXJ
05-02-2005, 09:25 PM
Spinlock weider is 20 and the spinlock curl bar is 15.

How do you know the difference?

--Dan.

mancowdude
05-02-2005, 09:59 PM
i know the standard bar weighs 45lbs... but how did they settle on 45lbs? Why not make the bar like 50lbs and then all the plates could be like 30, 40, 50... you know what i mean?

Mad Max
05-03-2005, 08:35 AM
i know the standard bar weighs 45lbs... but how did they settle on 45lbs? Why not make the bar like 50lbs and then all the plates could be like 30, 40, 50... you know what i mean?

Well I think it's to fit with the metric system we use over here in Europe. 20kg=45lbs, roughly.
I prefer metric I must say, somehow 225 pounds sounds much lighter than one-hundred-ki-lo-grams!!!!!!!

2.2lbs=1kg

Guido
05-04-2005, 10:48 AM
How does lifting 225 lbs sound lighter than lifting 100 kilograms? I think it's the other way around.

DNL
05-04-2005, 02:46 PM
Well I think it's to fit with the metric system we use over here in Europe. 20kg=45lbs, roughly.
I prefer metric I must say, somehow 225 pounds sounds much lighter than one-hundred-ki-lo-grams!!!!!!!

2.2lbs=1kg

Yeah dude i think you got it backward. 225lbs SOUNDS much more than 100kg. but in ACTUALITY it is not....

Mad Max
05-04-2005, 03:20 PM
Yes I know 225lbs should sound heavier, but personally I don't think it does. I'm just talking about its phonetic impact, kilograms sounds weightier, phonetically speaking, than pounds. One hundred is such a benchmark in any field, whereas two hundred and twenty five just sounds too loaded as a sentence. Anyway I'm talking crap.

Ironman15
05-04-2005, 03:25 PM
Yes I know 225lbs should sound heavier, but personally I don't think it does. I'm just talking about its phonetic impact, kilograms sounds weightier, phonetically speaking, than pounds. One hundred is such a benchmark in any field, whereas two hundred and twenty five just sounds too loaded as a sentence. Anyway I'm talking crap.


Accept I think when most people think about it, they don't think about pounds or kilograms, they think of the numbers.

JAROD
05-04-2005, 04:12 PM
i think that 100 kilograms sounds more but i think thats just becuse i know it is the same...lol..i donno

Vapour Trails
05-04-2005, 04:20 PM
I've weighed all 4 olympic style bars at my gym, 2 were actually 45lbs, the other 2 were just shy of 40 pounds. They aren't all created equal.

CarlP
05-04-2005, 04:24 PM
How do they handle this variance at powerlifting meets? I would ASSume they know the weights beforehand.