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    Hey guys, I've got a dumb question about the weights of barbells. A guy at my gym swears that one of the barbells is a 55 pounder, while all the others are the normal 45 pounders. I have always used the one that is a supposed 55 pounds (for inclines, militaries, behind the necks, rows, rack deads, and curls). Knowing that continual progession is all that matters, I've kept on using the "55 pounder," but recently I've had to start lifting at a busier time in the gym and don't have the luxury of picking and choosing barbells, so I was wondering if I would need to adjust the weights if I can't use that particular one. It doesn't feel 10 pounds heavier. Have you guys heard of 55 pound barbells?

  • #2
    Hmmm. Put it on a scale and find out.

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    • #3
      bump

      We have mostly 50lb bars at my gym, but 55? Not sure
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      • #4
        Originally posted by homonunculus
        Hmmm. Put it on a scale and find out.

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        That's what I was going to say. Carry it over to the gym's scale and weigh it. If it is in fact heavier, adjust your weights accordingly.
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        • #5
          Will do. Thanks guys.

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          • #6
            One of ours weighs 55lbs while the others weigh 45lbs, totally possible. It has a noticeably thicker handle.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by USMuscle9403
              One of ours weighs 55lbs while the others weigh 45lbs, totally possible. It has a noticeably thicker handle.
              Exactly, this one has a noticeably thicker handle as well. It probably is a 55 lber then.

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              • #8
                not necessarily , there is a dramatic difference between the 45 and 50lb bar and I did weigh the 50lb bar
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                • #9
                  Oly bars 8' for a max weight of 750 can be 45-50 lbs, not competition bars and 8' for a max of 1000 lb can be 55-60 lbs not competition bars, I weighed all of them at the gym I train at...
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                  • #10
                    Cool, In-Human. Thanks!

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