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    Barbell Weight

    barbells by themselves can weight anywhere from 20-45 lbs, maybe more. if you have a 45 lb barbell, loaded 200lbs on it, do you mark down that you did 200 or 245 for that lift?

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    245. Include the bar in the weight.

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    ok cool, turns out i've been short-changing myself on my stats, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by soclydeza View Post
    ok cool, turns out i've been short-changing myself on my stats, thanks
    Yeah me too does everyone include the bar weight ?

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    yes, everyone includes the weight of the bar. Nice surprise, your PR just shot up 45lbs in the matter of minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    yes, everyone includes the weight of the bar. Nice surprise, your PR just shot up 45lbs in the matter of minutes
    Ill take it I need all the help I can get lol

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    How much do you reckon the squat bar weighs guys..the big Silver one with the wide sections at each end ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecoder0 View Post
    How much do you reckon the squat bar weighs guys..the big Silver one with the wide sections at each end ?
    That's the one that weighs 45 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    That's the one that weighs 45 lbs.
    Thanks thats really cheared me up my squats now don't look girly lol

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    Be careful, I recently discovered ive been using 55lb olyimpic bars instead of 45'ers. Which in some sense is good, unknowingly ive been doing 10 more lbs on everything.
    Age: 18
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    Dead lift: 500(max)

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    I don't understand why people wouldn't include something they were lifting when telling people what they lift.
    Last edited by platypus; 12-08-2009 at 09:38 PM.
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

    You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe

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    I agree, when someone asks "how much you lift" or you are recording "how much you lift" you don't take off weight for no reason. I just don't understand why you would ever think that.

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