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PsychoFatBoy
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2009/08/01 00:06:09 (permalink)
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Barbell Bars

I've been searching all over the internet for standard (1") Barbell bars that can hold atleast 200kg but the maximum limit I have found is 150kg.  Does anyone know where I can buy one from? As I can't afford to upgrade and buy a 2" olympic bar with 150kg+ weights

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    dempsey
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    Re:Barbell Bars 2009/08/01 16:03:35 (permalink)
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    Try a specialist barbell or strong man equipment manufacturer, there are a few  good places that  members on here could recommend, try posting in the 'power and strength'  forum.
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    Re:Barbell Bars 2009/08/04 20:33:34 (permalink)
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     I think I'll just save up for an Olympic set.  I think a specialist will probably charge more than I can afford, cheers
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    mackenzie_uk
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    Re:Barbell Bars 2009/08/06 11:16:20 (permalink)
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    An olympic bar is the way to go mate.

    I think you'll be happy with the extra cost in the long run.


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    noname
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    Re:Barbell Bars 2009/08/12 03:40:55 (permalink)
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    If you feel confident that you'll continue training at home then an Olympic set is a good investment.
     
     
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    Re:Barbell Bars 2009/08/20 22:39:14 (permalink)
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    if you are lifting 200kg on anything other than deadlifts you'll also need to consider a rack or cage to be safe.

    I'd be inclined to just buy a normal 150KG bar and when you get to lifting more than that it is time to think about upgrading kit or joining a gym.

    When you add the cost of a decent rack/cage and olympic bar and weights for over 200Kg + a bench to handle it you are talking at least £500 which is a lot of gym sessions.

    I face a similar problem with currently squatting 180Kg for 8-10 reps and decided to do the lighter stuff i.e. shoulders and arms at home and the heavier stuff at the gym which I do once a week for £5. Thats a lot of gym sessions plus I can use other stuff such as chin bars, rowing, dipping etc. Without the space it takes up.

    All just IMHO of course.

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