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How much does the bar weigh?
Old Fri, June 24th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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I recently picked up a barbell with plates and 2 smaller dumbell bars (which can have weights attached to them as well) The whole set was sold as a 110 pound set. I couldn't find it on the website, but here is my question....

The weight plates add up to 85 pounds. Does this mean that the long barbell is 25 pounds which would make the 110 pound set? Or does the 110 pounds include the dumbell bars? (maybe they are 5 lbs each and the bar is 15 lbs?) I'd never seen a bench press barbell as light as 15 lbs....but I could be wrong.

I hope my question is easily understood. :d_smile:
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Old Fri, June 24th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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as far as i know, the olympic bar is 22 kgs (the ones you usually find in gyms for bench press and squating) but then again, in my gym we have 18,20, and 22 kg...

I had a cheap "set" i bought in wallmart, the bar was 20 pounds... i asume its similar to yours
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as far as i know, the olympic bar is 22 kgs (the ones you usually find in gyms for bench press and squating) but then again, in my gym we have 18,20, and 22 kg...

I had a cheap "set" i bought in wallmart, the bar was 20 pounds... i asume its similar to yours
Do you have a weigh scale? If so, hop on it and weigh yourself, noting the weight. Then, with bar in hand, hop back onto the weigh scale. Subtract the two and you are off to the races.

I do this whenever I get a new bar, handle, etc.

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Do you have a weigh scale? If so, hop on it and weigh yourself, noting the weight. Then, with bar in hand, hop back onto the weigh scale. Subtract the two and you are off to the races.

I do this whenever I get a new bar, handle, etc.

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Thanks....I can't believe I didn't think of this....
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