How heavy is the bar? Bigger than an oly bar

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  1. DAN513

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    The gym I just switched to has a bar that's the same diameter all the way through as the ends of a regular 45lb oly bar. Anyone have any idea how heavy it is?
     
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    frankdahtank21 You have no fucking idea!

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    the same size as the ends? that's a gigantic fucking bar. i dont thinki could pick up 185 w/ a bar that big
     
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    frankdahtank21 You have no fucking idea!

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    :greddy:please
     
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    Sorry, the 85lb blonde chick at the front had no clue
     
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    Yes, same size the whole way along except for a ring on each side to stop the plates from sliding all the way across.
     
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    nevver seen that and dont know what the point would be.
     
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    frankdahtank21 You have no fucking idea!

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    prolly 50 lbs then :mamoru:
     
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    is this it?

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    if so..could be 78, 90 or 135 lbs depending on its size (2", 2.5" or 3")

    i guess its for grip work.
     
  11. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I'm sure your gym has a scale. Throw it on there
     
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    i think theyre just called fat bars. good for grip strength
     
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    :rofl: I can just see some guy taking it off the bench and walking down the the bathroom to throw it on the scale and then move the weights to get an accurate measurement.
     
  14. Mike McDermott

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    Sounds like a thick bar.

    Ours is hollow, and lighter than an olympic bar.
     
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    Depends on the bar. One of my gyms has a fat bar that weighs maybe 20-25lbs. Other gym has a thinner fat bar that weighs around 80.
     
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    If its a thick bar and doesn't have rotating collars on the ends its 35lbs. I use them a lot. I do rack pulls with them a lot.
     
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    Um.. grip strength?
     
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    Does it look like that? If so then its 35lbs.
     
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    who the fuck hasnt seen a thick bar :ugh:
     
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    But I can understand a newb... but MIKE?!
     
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    I thought with all the powerlifters here the different bars would be common place.
     
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    strongman uses them a lot more
     
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