lifting question

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jgordon85
10/16/07 12:00:25PM
i use to go to a gym and lift but i had to save more money so i got a gym set. but i got a standard gym set. i wanted to know how much do you think the standard bar can hold? i have about 170lb on it now. i normally lift 180-205lb. i dont know if it can handle that.
loonytnt
10/16/07 12:41:38PM
i think it can
Jackelope
10/16/07 6:43:18PM
Shouldn't be a problem for the bar. I would say up to 250 lbs wouldn't really be a problem.
MattHughes
10/17/07 1:01:05AM
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jgordon85
10/17/07 2:14:59AM
thanks guys.
bayonetxwork
10/17/07 6:41:43PM
Hm, if its an olympic bar, it should easily put up 350+ no problem.
dP
10/17/07 8:33:22PM
Depends on the bar really...there are olympic bars that are made for up to 2000 pounds but then theres others that aren't save once you go over 300.
jgordon85
10/18/07 5:10:49PM
no olympic bar. standard bar how much do you think that can hold?
madmarck
10/18/07 7:12:14PM

Posted by jgordon85

no olympic bar. standard bar how much do you think that can hold?


If by standard bar you mean 25 lb bar. I would say a fair bit.
I remember back in the day seeing my dad bench 250 off one of those sears bars. Worked bent a little, nice little actually.
But really though if you have room for a 45lb bar i would advise getting one b/c i doubt you would be able to break it off.
bayonetxwork
10/18/07 8:53:30PM

Posted by madmarck


Posted by jgordon85

no olympic bar. standard bar how much do you think that can hold?


If by standard bar you mean 25 lb bar. I would say a fair bit.
I remember back in the day seeing my dad bench 250 off one of those sears bars. Worked bent a little, nice little actually.
But really though if you have room for a 45lb bar i would advise getting one b/c i doubt you would be able to break it off.



A 25lb bar will atleast hold 300, atleast ones connected on a smith machine..
madmarck
10/19/07 7:42:17AM

Posted by bayonetxwork


Posted by madmarck


Posted by jgordon85

no olympic bar. standard bar how much do you think that can hold?


If by standard bar you mean 25 lb bar. I would say a fair bit.
I remember back in the day seeing my dad bench 250 off one of those sears bars. Worked bent a little, nice little actually.
But really though if you have room for a 45lb bar i would advise getting one b/c i doubt you would be able to break it off.



A 25lb bar will atleast hold 300, atleast ones connected on a smith machine..



The one i had was just a plain bar. Wasnt much usefull for deadlifts b/c it was kinda weak, not that doing deadlifts is so great at home.
jgordon85
10/19/07 10:35:33PM

Posted by madmarck


Posted by jgordon85

no olympic bar. standard bar how much do you think that can hold?


If by standard bar you mean 25 lb bar. I would say a fair bit.
I remember back in the day seeing my dad bench 250 off one of those sears bars. Worked bent a little, nice little actually.
But really though if you have room for a 45lb bar i would advise getting one b/c i doubt you would be able to break it off.


ok i think i need to get another bar. my bar i just noticed starts to bend now with 170lb. i really want to move up it is to easy. any place you would recommend to buy an olympic bar?
madmarck
10/19/07 10:47:36PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GOLDS-GYM-OLYMPIC-CHROME-WEIGHTLIFTING-BAR-BARBELL-NEW_W0QQitemZ120171162090QQihZ002QQcategoryZ44081QQcmdZViewItem
that one is 47 pounds (in money) so try doubling that for a price in US/Canadian $$

Other than that i couldnt find much
Here is a good weight set that comes with 300lb
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Troy-VTX-300-lb-Olympic-Grip-Weight-Set-Plates-Bar_W0QQitemZ190163637623QQihZ009QQcategoryZ44083QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
but its a whole set and 300 $$ so might not be worth it. But the bar looks good.
Other than that im not sure where you can buy one. Try searhing local stores websites, or calling them to see if they got any in stock.
jgordon85
10/23/07 1:36:16AM
thanks
mikeyc1972
10/28/07 7:45:11PM
If you cant hold as much weight why not add chains (westside style) to challenge your miscles. Or add resistance tubing, or both.
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