Length of bar for deadlifting?

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  1. jfall

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    I bought a new olympic weight set the other day that came with a 7' bar. I had another older/shorter bar that I was using but didn't have enough weight so I bought a new set. I completely forgot about the size difference, needless to say my old weights don't fit on the new bar. The main reason I got more weight is because I wanted to start doing heavier deadifts, but this 7' bar seems pretty damn big for that.

    Does anyone use a 7' bar for deadlifts or should it be kept on the bench/squat rack? Should I just go out and try to find a 5' olympic bar and use that for deadlifts instead?
     
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    sounds like 5' bar is NOT olympic to me if the OLYMPIC weight set you bought came with a 7' bar

    and yes, use the 7' bar not the 5'
     
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    use the 7' bar unless you're a flamer
     
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    Just seems like a long ass bar to be dead lifting with.. guess I'm just used to the shorter one
     
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    Dude, wtf. The 7' bar is normal.
     
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    Ah ok, that is what I was trying to find out. I thought for some reason a shorter bar was used for deadlifting
     
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    I'm guessing the bar is 35. It's a 300lb set and I got the bar + 265lb of weight
     
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    Exactly how does a non 45lb bar mess up your progress tracking?? :rofl:

    How do you progress with dumbbells??
     
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