View Full Version : Where can I get plates for this bar?
05-20-2007, 09:07 PM
I just got this bar - http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4183594 but none of my cheap weights will fit the bar, because their holes are too small. Where (online) can I buy weights that will fit?
05-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Try sports authority they have good Olympic sized weights.
If you can't find any regulars weights to fit it i would recommend returning that bar to walmart and getting one that more plate brands can fit so you're not forced to buy the same brand each time you need more weight. This can save you some money in the long run because you'll have more options
05-20-2007, 09:16 PM
Alright, so there is Olympic and Standard for sizes? Isn't Olympic the size used for higher quality weights?
05-20-2007, 09:22 PM
The difference between standard weight and olympic weight is the size of the hole in the plate. Olympic weights have a 2" hole in them and the ends of the Olympic bar are 2" other than that the bars are very similar
There is very little difference between the quality of the weights. Olympic bars just seem to be designed for heavier weight and exercises such as squats and benching.
I would recommend shopping at Ebay.com or looking in the Sunday paper first before buying anything from a retail store. You may be able to save some money doing it this way as long as you don't mind the equipment being slightly used