OK, I'm currently building a home gym to start working out but i have a few questions.. why do I need olympic bar + weights so badly? everyone tells me without these my gym is useless but offers no good explanation..
to give you some backround I'm just starting out weight lifting, I've never done it seriously in my life besides back in high school. I'm extremely weak, please dont laugh, to give you an idea of how weak I can barely do 3 pushups and I only weigh about 105-110lbs..
so to me it would seem I wouldn NOT need to start out with 300lbs of olypmic weights + bar.. however I am getting a power rack so it requires a 7' bar. Thats fine, however the bar weighs 45lbs and I know thats a joke to some of you but thats heavy to me.. I can probably rep it OK but I would like to be able to go a bit lighter to do warmup sets on.. I was thinking a 7' standard bar (20lbs).. will I really be hurt that much by not using olympic? (money is not a problem)
Also is it possible to use a standard bar with olympic weights?
thanks in advance