24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Registered User D-Bloc's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Location: Washington, United States
    Age: 29
    Stats: 6'0", 203 lbs
    Posts: 2,668
    BodyPoints: 11813
    Rep Power: 728
    D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500) D-Bloc is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit D-Bloc's BodySpace
    D-Bloc is offline

    How much weight does it actually take to snap/permanently bend a barbell?

    I have seen pics and vids of barbells that are filled to the brim with weight and the barbells have a wicked curve. I am just curious how much weight do you think would actually be needed to snap or permanently bend a barbell?
    ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
    ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
    ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
    ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
    ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Got Heem robogain's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: California, United States
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'11", 170 lbs
    Posts: 11,939
    BodyPoints: 7762
    Rep Power: 6881
    robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000) robogain is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit robogain's BodySpace
    robogain is offline
    bout 350
    ♦ Bay Area Crew ♦
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Somebody's oneitis xtraviolent's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Stats: 144 lbs
    Posts: 11,407
    Rep Power: 15796
    xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) xtraviolent is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit xtraviolent's BodySpace
    xtraviolent is offline
    Pretty sure they're specially made so that they never "snap"...imagine the lawsuits if one ever did.

    To make one noticeably bend permanently? Maybe 500kg+ perhaps? (1100lb)
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Banned NickTranOwnz's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'8", 150 lbs
    Posts: 6,559
    Rep Power: 0
    NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000) NickTranOwnz is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit NickTranOwnz's BodySpace
    NickTranOwnz is offline
    the old squat bars in my school's weight room have a slight bend to them, really noticeable when theyre in a vertical holder but its pretty hard to see normally
    and most plates ive seen someone put on those are 4 plates per side

    the bars are a few years old though... i forgot how old but the weight room trainer/dude said something like 3-5 years idk
    we got new bars, they pwn
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Banned Vince__Young's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2007
    Age: 29
    Posts: 1,347
    BodyPoints: 605
    Rep Power: 0
    Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Vince__Young is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit Vince__Young's BodySpace
    Vince__Young is offline
    i bend barbells with my mind
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    not mad Babak's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2003
    Age: 29
    Posts: 1,626
    BodyPoints: 4460
    Rep Power: 448
    Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Babak has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit Babak's BodySpace
    Babak is offline
    Originally Posted by Vince__Young View Post
    i bend barbells with my mind
    don't try to bend the barbell; just try to realize that there is no barbell.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    ♞♞♞♞♞♞♞ Diab0lic's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Location: New Zealand
    Stats: 5'10", 209 lbs
    Posts: 13,206
    BodyPoints: 14123
    Rep Power: 106723
    Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Diab0lic has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Diab0lic's BodySpace
    Diab0lic is offline
    Depends what they are rated to. There are different "grades" of olympic barbell with different tensile strengths. Obviously, the strongest ones are much more expensive. You have 700lb, 1000lb 1500lb ratings, etc

    The highest grade is also designed to take heavy ass weights being thrown from over head height onto the ground or being loaded up with 1000lbs for extreme powerlifters/strongmen. The standard cheapy ones like you might have at home are not designed to be thrown or dropped

    The average gym would prob have ones in between. A gym that specialised in olympic/powerlifting would have the strongest ones

    Youd have to contact a manufacturer to get actual failure ratings and **** probably
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Captain Planet Andru's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Location: Australia
    Stats: 6'5", 198 lbs
    Posts: 1,673
    BodyPoints: 16932
    Rep Power: 430
    Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit Andru's BodySpace
    Andru is offline
    Originally Posted by D-Bloc View Post
    I have seen pics and vids of barbells that are filled to the brim with weight and the barbells have a wicked curve. I am just curious how much weight do you think would actually be needed to snap or permanently bend a barbell?
    Took 60kg a side on a EZ bar to bend 15 degrees each side.

    Took 80kg a side to bend an oly bar 10 degrees each side.



    /thread
    Cowards die many times before their deaths,
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it will come.


    **I move away from the mic to breathe in
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Captain Planet Andru's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Location: Australia
    Stats: 6'5", 198 lbs
    Posts: 1,673
    BodyPoints: 16932
    Rep Power: 430
    Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Andru has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit Andru's BodySpace
    Andru is offline
    Originally Posted by Diab0lic View Post
    Depends what they are rated to. There are different "grades" of olympic barbell with different tensile strengths. Obviously, the strongest ones are much more expensive. You have 700lb, 1000lb 1500lb ratings, etc

    The highest grade is also designed to take heavy ass weights being thrown from over head height onto the ground or being loaded up with 1000lbs for extreme powerlifters/strongmen. The standard cheapy ones like you might have at home are not designed to be thrown or dropped

    The average gym would prob have ones in between. A gym that specialised in olympic/powerlifting would have the strongest ones

    Youd have to contact a manufacturer to get actual failure ratings and **** probably

    Yeah like those super bars.


    We had one on loan at the school gym for a Olympic lift comp.


    Worth $4000 and when you spin the collars, it just keeps on going for ages, so ****ing cool.
    Cowards die many times before their deaths,
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it will come.


    **I move away from the mic to breathe in
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User CEO Josh's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2006
    Age: 28
    Stats: 5'10", 146 lbs
    Posts: 5,588
    BodyPoints: 3577
    Rep Power: 689
    CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CEO Josh is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit CEO Josh's BodySpace
    CEO Josh is offline
    Originally Posted by D-Bloc View Post
    I have seen pics and vids of barbells that are filled to the brim with weight and the barbells have a wicked curve. I am just curious how much weight do you think would actually be needed to snap or permanently bend a barbell?
    I'd say about two fat chicks, or 1 really fat chick
    Disregard females, acquire currency
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Banned injured44's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2007
    Age: 29
    Stats: 5'7", 180 lbs
    Posts: 12,116
    BodyPoints: 24348
    Rep Power: 0
    injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) injured44 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit injured44's BodySpace
    injured44 is offline
    its far more than you can lift so dont worry about it
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Nice & Clean 4 Big & Lean Aces_Inc's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2008
    Location: nsw, Australia
    Stats: 5'11", 200 lbs
    Posts: 3,093
    Rep Power: 2933
    Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Aces_Inc is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit Aces_Inc's BodySpace
    Aces_Inc is offline
    Originally Posted by Vince__Young View Post
    i bend barbells with my mind
    I bend minds with my barbell
    I'm a lover not a fighter, But I'm also a fighter so don't get any ideas! ;)
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Banned Averagebear's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 25
    Posts: 890
    Rep Power: 0
    Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50) Averagebear will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit Averagebear's BodySpace
    Averagebear is offline
    Originally Posted by Aces_Inc View Post
    I bend minds with my barbell
    i can bend your face with my door bell
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Banned TheCokeBaron's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'8", 162 lbs
    Posts: 24,123
    BodyPoints: 4878
    Rep Power: 0
    TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) TheCokeBaron has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit TheCokeBaron's BodySpace
    TheCokeBaron is offline
    Originally Posted by Aces_Inc View Post
    I bend minds with my barbell
    you have to realize that there is no mind
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    finally back at it DaBurg3r's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Age: 31
    Stats: 5'8", 207 lbs
    Posts: 4,826
    Rep Power: 2880
    DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) DaBurg3r is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit DaBurg3r's BodySpace
    DaBurg3r is offline
    For their highest quality bars Eleiko designed their bars to return to true after being subjected to something like 2,000lbs
    Tie your shoes = ready for anything

    Too Tough To Die
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User BFusion's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'10", 217 lbs
    Posts: 1,773
    Rep Power: 1482
    BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000) BFusion is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit BFusion's BodySpace
    BFusion is offline
    Originally Posted by injured44 View Post
    its far more than you can lift so dont worry about it
    This
    "If you want to get your face beaten and well smashed, your ass kicked, and your arms broken, contact Carlos Gracie at this address..." - Brazillian newspaper ad circa 1920 - Now THATS alpha!!!

    My whipped ice dairy drink brings the attention of many males to my place of residence and/ or employment, and they declare that its quality far surpasses that of yours. Absolutely, it far surpasses yours. I could convey to you the recipe, but i would have to demand compensation.
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Banned ironkite89's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Age: 26
    Posts: 345
    Rep Power: 0
    ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) ironkite89 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10)
    Visit ironkite89's BodySpace
    ironkite89 is offline
    i think it depends on how much weight you're using and how fast you do the rep as to how much bending you get.
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    don't taze me brah Mudkip's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'10", 180 lbs
    Posts: 3,038
    Rep Power: 1354
    Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000) Mudkip is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit Mudkip's BodySpace
    Mudkip is offline
    i can bend barbells with my huge dong
    i rep back

    ^________________^ ;D :) ;) ;)
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Banned muscleman420's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Stats: 5'0", 51 lbs
    Posts: 12,703
    BodyPoints: 37141
    Rep Power: 0
    muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000) muscleman420 is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit muscleman420's BodySpace
    muscleman420 is offline
    Originally Posted by Vince__Young View Post
    i bend barbells with my mind
    Originally Posted by Babak View Post
    don't try to bend the barbell; just try to realize that there is no barbell.
    Originally Posted by pureshok View Post
    I'd say about two fat chicks, or 1 really fat chick
    Originally Posted by Aces_Inc View Post
    I bend minds with my barbell
    Originally Posted by Averagebear View Post
    i can bend your face with my door bell
    Originally Posted by TheCokeBaron View Post
    you have to realize that there is no mind
    who says the misc isnt funny? lol.
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Rapmaster FunkLord's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan
    Age: 31
    Stats: 6'0", 215 lbs
    Posts: 2,477
    BodyPoints: 5980
    Rep Power: 847
    FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) FunkLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit FunkLord's BodySpace
    FunkLord is offline
    I can deadlift with no barbell

    and ride a bike with no handlebars
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts