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Leonidas82
03-08-2011, 06:37 AM
What is the weight of a standard barbell. I think its 15 pounds but could someone confirm this.

buffbrown21
03-08-2011, 06:39 AM
Hmm....I think Ive heard this question before..... :)


Do you have the bar at your home? If so, do you have a typical bathroom scale?
If the answers to both of these questions is yes, you can find out the weight of YOUR bar.

I say "your bar" because these things vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

fishingeek
03-08-2011, 06:43 AM
I would be scared to use a 15lb bar...

Wildtim
03-08-2011, 06:46 AM
I would be scared to use a 15lb bar...

Don't be my 5 foot standard bars weigh little more than that and easily support 300#'s. About half the weight of an Olympic bar is in the sleeves.

Leonidas82
03-08-2011, 06:46 AM
Hmm....I think Ive heard this question before..... :)


Do you have the bar at your home? If so, do you have a typical bathroom scale?
If the answers to both of these questions is yes, you can find out the weight of YOUR bar.

I say "your bar" because these things vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

No its at the gym and i dont have scales :(

buffbrown21
03-08-2011, 06:47 AM
No its at the gym and i dont have scales :(

The gym doesnt have a scale?

Leonidas82
03-08-2011, 06:50 AM
The gym doesnt have a scale?

yeah but its like 20p (40c) to use , lol

animalfan
03-08-2011, 06:51 AM
The gym doesnt have a scale?

the gym uses standard bars?

thedickus
03-08-2011, 07:08 AM
yeah but its like 20p (40c) to use , lol

Damn, how much to use the bathroom?

liftingson
03-08-2011, 07:09 AM
most standard barbells weigh 45lbs..some are different though

Accutron
03-08-2011, 08:35 AM
yeah but its like 20p (40c) to use , lol

Take the elastic off your wallet bro and pay to use the scale!!!

KBKB
03-08-2011, 09:10 AM
yeah but its like 20p (40c) to use , lol
Here's a couple of ideas, different I think, than what's already been posted.

1) Ask a gym staff member about the weight of the bar.

2) Hold the empty bar in one hand and pick up successively heavier dumbbells with the other until you find one that feels like it's about the same weight. Once you think you have it right, swap the weights between your left and right hand to check. (I think you'll be able to get within 5 lbs this way.)

(Personally, I'm in favor of weighing the bar on a scale...)

LilReet
03-08-2011, 09:11 AM
most are 45 lbs. 15lbs would break in your face.

Essexlad
03-08-2011, 09:17 AM
most standard barbells weigh 45lbs..some are different though

Olympic standard bars yes, but not bars all are olympic.


most are 45 lbs. 15lbs would break in your face.

No.

cgc
03-08-2011, 10:03 AM
most standard barbells weigh 45lbs..some are different though

Olympic bars normally are 44lbs, but he's talking about a standard 1" bar....won't weigh close to 45/44lbs


most are 45 lbs. 15lbs would break in your face.

Don't post if you're going to give information like that...
I have a hallow fat bar that weighs 18lbs that I feel totally comfortable loading 700lbs on...the bars weight alone doesn't always have impact on what the bar will hold...