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?
ok cool, turns out i've been short-changing myself on my stats, thanks
yes, everyone includes the weight of the bar. Nice surprise, your PR just shot up 45lbs in the matter of minutes
How much do you reckon the squat bar weighs guys..the big Silver one with the wide sections at each end ?
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.
All lifts are raw:
Dead lift: 500(max)
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
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.