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Old 05-14-2007, 04:55 PM   #26
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:00 PM   #27
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do you guys know how much a smith machine barbell weights (or the resistance it provides)? is it the same 45 pounds?
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:02 PM   #28
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do you guys know how much a smith machine barbell weights (or the resistance it provides)? is it the same 45 pounds?
I'd say that a 225lb bench on a smith machine is actually like benching 185-200.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:04 PM   #29
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So many useless posts. It's about 44lbs.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:05 PM   #30
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So many useless posts. It's about 44lbs.
Nope about half the companies these days make them in lbs not kg's. Usually only O-lifting bars are in kg's in gyms these days. In gyms like Bailey's etc.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:12 PM   #31
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:14 PM   #32
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do you guys know how much a smith machine barbell weights (or the resistance it provides)? is it the same 45 pounds?
I'd say that a 225lb bench on a smith machine is actually like benching 185-200.
Yeah, the bar on most smith machines is counter weighted.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:16 PM   #33
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
We've got a few bars at my gym that are bowed. The other day, one of them made their way from the deadlift area to the benches. I spotted it immediately and avoided it but someone else didn't and nearly dropped it on themselves when benching.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:21 PM   #34
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
We've got a few bars at my gym that are bowed. The other day, one of them made their way from the deadlift area to the benches. I spotted it immediately and avoided it but someone else didn't and nearly dropped it on themselves when benching.
That sucks. I used to have two Texas olifting 55lbers but I had to get rid of them because the grip was too knarled and when they began to rust and get chalk all over them it became hard to tell the difference for me and my friends, so I sold em.
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
Would they not bend if people took the weights off the bars after using the equipment?
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
We've got a few bars at my gym that are bowed. The other day, one of them made their way from the deadlift area to the benches. I spotted it immediately and avoided it but someone else didn't and nearly dropped it on themselves when benching.
That sucks. I used to have two Texas olifting 55lbers but I had to get rid of them because the grip was too knarled and when they began to rust and get chalk all over them it became hard to tell the difference for me and my friends, so I sold em.
Yeah, I've noticed newer bars seem to be WAY too knarled. They tear up my hands and shins. I've started wearing Harbinger lifting gloves and I have to wear sweats when I dead.

Nothing worse than a gym injury infection. That eqiupment is a germ factory.

Kids! If you ever break the skin in a gym wash it immediately and disinfect it! And I mean rub the disinfectant in the wound HARD!
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #37
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
Would they not bend if people took the weights off the bars after using the equipment?
That would help, but bars mostly get bent from dropping the weight on a power rack, on the floor, or just being diesel and having a lot of weight on there and having it bend while doing shrugs or coming up from an explosive squat.
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45lbs but they can be 55, usually cheap squat bars that think they need to add more mass so they do not bend when in fact they could just make them properly.
We've got a few bars at my gym that are bowed. The other day, one of them made their way from the deadlift area to the benches. I spotted it immediately and avoided it but someone else didn't and nearly dropped it on themselves when benching.
That sucks. I used to have two Texas olifting 55lbers but I had to get rid of them because the grip was too knarled and when they began to rust and get chalk all over them it became hard to tell the difference for me and my friends, so I sold em.
Yeah, I've noticed newer bars seem to be WAY too knarled. They tear up my hands and shins. I've started wearing Harbinger lifting gloves and I have to wear sweats when I dead.

Nothing worse than a gym injury infection. That eqiupment is a germ factory.

Kids! If you ever break the skin in a gym wash it immediately and disinfect it! And I mean rub the disinfectant in the wound HARD!
Good advice. Wash your hands period. I went to one of those health fitness clubs while I was away and later that week what did I notice? My nails on two of my fingers were turning black and I had a huge puss pocket under them...some sort of infection I had to get antibiotics for.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:33 PM   #39
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It's about equivalent to 45 lbs of rock salt.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:35 PM   #40
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Standard Olympic is 45 pounds.
And most gyms have standard olympic bars.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:41 PM   #41
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:44 PM   #42
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It's about equivalent to 45 lbs of rock salt.
But less than 45lbs of feathers.
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:05 PM   #43
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Give or take a few. But the standard is 45lbs.
Koing would have a fit. 20kg. ~44 lbs.

Does it weigh 20 kg in metric countries?
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Just a bit off topic.. How much weight would it take to break those bars, when i see them bend i always flinch and wonder whether they'll snap!
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:27 PM   #45
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Just a bit off topic.. How much weight would it take to break those bars, when i see them bend i always flinch and wonder whether they'll snap!
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Give or take a few. But the standard is 45lbs.
Koing would have a fit. 20kg. ~44 lbs.

Does it weigh 20 kg in metric countries?
As far as i know, the weights we use are in KG, would make sense the bars are.
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #47
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Just a bit off topic.. How much weight would it take to break those bars, when i see them bend i always flinch and wonder whether they'll snap!
The standard run of the mill bar is rated up to 500kg. No need to worry. I have seen some snap on video...nothing bad really happens.
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45lbs... (of rock salt, foo!)
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Just a bit off topic.. How much weight would it take to break those bars, when i see them bend i always flinch and wonder whether they'll snap!
The standard run of the mill bar is rated up to 500kg. No need to worry. I have seen some snap on video...nothing bad really happens.

Really, thats less than i imagined, the bars flex alot with even with like 600-700lbs on them, I can imagine the plates falling on someones foot during a squat or something lol. Where did you see the video? youtube?

And as for the bars bending, how much weight will permanently bend a bar, or is it just a gradual kind of thing?
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #50
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Calculate the amount of weight required to exceed the yield strength of the steel, then.
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