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How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh?

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2007/06/10 21:25:21 (permalink)

How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh?

Hi all members, this is my first time posting, and i was just looking for some clues?

I recently bought a Marcy "Smith Machine" weight bench. The reason i got this as apposed to a normal "Olympic Bench", is so i dont need to rely on a spot partner, with it having safty catches built to the frame.

I understand that Olympic press bars are about 22kgs, im confused, as i seem to be adding on little more weight to compensate for a lighter bar????

When i was putting the thing together, i thought the bar was very light?

Does anyone have an idea as to how much these "Commercial" press bars might weigh?

Thanks.
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    TRAMP
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    RE: How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh? 2007/06/10 21:27:08 (permalink)
    Oly bar is 20kgs dunno about the smith bar, should have got a power rack mate, that has safety bars too

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    Scott32
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    RE: How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh? 2007/06/10 21:27:40 (permalink)
    Isnt it spring loaded making the bar wieght next to nothing???

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    stephen77
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    RE: How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh? 2007/06/10 21:29:03 (permalink)
    smith machine bars are often ligther than olympic bars.

    olympic bars should weigh 20kg and not 22kg. though collar weights may change.

    i never really understood how the safety clips helps as if the bar gets stuck on your chest, your not be able to lift it into the safety hooks. while on normal bench press you can roll it down your stomach.
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    chrismufc06
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    RE: How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh? 2007/06/10 21:30:20 (permalink)
    Not this one it was relatively cheap £180, set of olympic weights cost more £200

    No springs or anythin?
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    chrismufc06
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    RE: How Much Does My Commercial Press Bar Weigh? 2007/06/10 21:33:03 (permalink)
    Thats true (Stephen 77) but i was thinking i'd be able to do a few more reps with confidence of not getting trapped.
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