The finest Olympic bars and standard weight bars are your perfect handle on weight lifting routines. Here is where your hands meet the metal. You want to be secure that the materials and the workmanship of the bar will hold the weight you are aiming to carry while also remaining comfortable and safe.
When choosing a barbell, you can pick either the Olympic bars or the standard-weight bar option. Because Olympic bars are larger, Olympic plates have a different hole size than one-inch regular weight plates. Adaptors are available. And some standard weight bars will give you an Olympic-sized grip with the ability to slip on standard plates. Other bar options include curl, tricep and trap bars.
Clamps secure weight plates to the bar with pins, collars, hooks and other sophisticated locking devices. Clamps should attach as securely as possible and be easily locked and unlocked.
Check on whether or not the bar is a single piece of metal or welded. Material options include aluminum, solid steel, black oxide and chrome. Be sure to consider the length bar you are going to need for your size, for the dimensions of the machine or rack you will be using and for the size of the expected plate load. The knurled area of the bar should ensure a firm, comfortable grip.
Choose the best when you are choosing these important key elements of your weight lifting equipment.
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