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2008/05/15 16:00:54 (permalink)

how much does a york barbell weight?

as title... i ahve the barbell set from argos, but i dont know how much it weighs, ive always assumed 7-8kg?
looked in the argos catalogue and the bar seperatly says 20kg but i know thats wrong, it weighs about the same as my 10kg plate.
trying to get as accurate as possible as me and riocat are having a race to 150kg and i dont want to get the bar weight wrong.

looked on google and cant find anything... stuck it on my scales and it says 6. something but then a 20kg weight on the scales says 17. something so my scales must be wrong (hence my weight loss when im getting bigger lol)
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    Ak_88
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:08:20 (permalink)
    Stand on the scales yourself.

    Stand on the scales holding the bar.

    Voila
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:10:15 (permalink)
    scales are inacurate... as per my post

    lol
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:10:28 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: onion

    stuck it on my scales and it says 6.

    Sounds about right
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:11:16 (permalink)
    but a 20kg weight says 17 ish

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    ORIGINAL: onion

    stuck it on my scales and it says 6.

    Sounds about right


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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:11:18 (permalink)
    If its an oly bar it should wieght 20kg unless its a specilaised bar, whhc you won't gte froma argos anyway! Most standard bars come in around 10kg.

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:11:55 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: onion

    scales are inacurate... as per my post

    lol


    Your scales will still give a difference between what you weigh yourself and what you plus the bar weighs.
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:12:16 (permalink)
    The 6 foot bar is 7kg with the collars on.

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:14:19 (permalink)
    Not 10kg, 7kg. A race to 150kg in what lift Onionionioniooooon? Let me guess, bench?

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:16:57 (permalink)
    deadlift, cheers for the replies. doing my 100kg lift tonight with vid.
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 16:18:03 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: onion

    but a 20kg weight says 17 ish

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    ORIGINAL: onion

    stuck it on my scales and it says 6.

    Sounds about right




    My old York barbell bought from Argos about 15 years ago and still in use for certain exercises weighs around 6kg (without collars on)

    Maybe they have changed it now, but 6 or perhaps 7 kg sounds about right to me

    The best way to be sure is weigh it on some accurate scales, I'd imagine....
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:03:19 (permalink)
    I bought a york barbell and dumbell set from asda with 50kg of weight however on counting the weights plates i've actually discovered they only add up to 37.5kg so i assume the bar is 12.5kg

     


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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:04:32 (permalink)
    gotta take the weight of the dumbells off as well mate... or did you do that?

    ORIGINAL: daveshow

    I bought a york barbell and dumbell set from asda with 50kg of weight however on counting the weights plates i've actually discovered they only add up to 37.5kg so i assume the bar is 12.5kg

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:08:55 (permalink)
    mine is 6kg the bar alone

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:20:58 (permalink)
    I hope you're not using York sand filled plates too. I'd hate to think how many of them you'd need to make 150kg!!
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:32:42 (permalink)
    nooooo behave, i use them as paper weights :P
    i use cast iron 1" plates mate. just been down argos to get another 20kg, had to walk right across town my arms are dead lol.
    so ive got 6 x 10kg 4 x 5kg 6 x 2.5kg 6 x 1.25kg and 6 x .5kg plus the bar.
    i keep trying to get 20kg plates from decathlon but they never have anything in stock.

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    I hope you're not using York sand filled plates too. I'd hate to think how many of them you'd need to make 150kg!!

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:36:30 (permalink)
    Check ebay if theres some local your pic up a bargin i saw 1 Inch Plates 165kg go for £60 on ebay !

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:51:41 (permalink)
    yeah i look all the time mate, there was one set of 300kg going for 80 but they are all up north.
    i would travel as far as london for the right amount of weights but fuel costs a fortune now.
    ORIGINAL: FrankenJim

    Check ebay if theres some local your pic up a bargin i saw 1 Inch Plates 165kg go for £60 on ebay !

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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:55:46 (permalink)
    I'm sure mine is around 6kg.
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    RE: how much does a york barbell weight? 2008/05/15 17:59:23 (permalink)
    Its 6kg mate definately 6kg I had the same set about 4-5 years ago and it comes in all the cardboard wrapping and it definately said 6kg on the box containing the bar alone.

    Funny how I remember that

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