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    Red face How heavy is a barbell bar?

    So this is probably a dumb questions and i might get a lot of flack, but i tried googling it and can't seem to find an answer.
    How heavy is a barbell used for bench pressing? Is it approx 45lbs?
    Reason is i've been trying to track my presses and weights and i only counted the plates that i added to the bar and neglected the weight of the bar itself. I guess part B of the answer is, what is the proper way of measuring an accurate bench press weight? Thanks to everyone in advance and my bad for my ignorance...
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    Well what I have always done to get a close result is use a standard scale. I stand on the scale without the bar, and then with the bar and mark the difference and the difference is the approx weight of the bar.
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    Originally Posted by turner7205 View Post
    Well what I have always done to get a close result is use a standard scale. I stand on the scale without the bar, and then with the bar and mark the difference and the difference is the approx weight of the bar.
    yeah, me too... I think its around 40 or 50 lbs??? But I usually just grab the bar and weight myself with and without... sometimes I put one end of the bar on the ground and then you have to divide the angle of the bar on the ground by the sum of the length of the bar... pie squared times the radius of the weight plate... something like that...
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    Originally Posted by cnparong View Post
    So this is probably a dumb questions and i might get a lot of flack, but i tried googling it and can't seem to find an answer.
    How heavy is a barbell used for bench pressing? Is it approx 45lbs?
    Reason is i've been trying to track my presses and weights and i only counted the plates that i added to the bar and neglected the weight of the bar itself. I guess part B of the answer is, what is the proper way of measuring an accurate bench press weight? Thanks to everyone in advance and my bad for my ignorance...
    Depends on the manufacturer. And there are different bar lengths such as 5ft, 6ft, and 7ft.

    If you are talking about the typical 7ft bar:

    The cheapy ones are 25 -35lbs

    The mid grade ones usually around the 45lb standard mark

    The high grade ones such as the texas power bar for powerlifters weigh as much as 55lbs.
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    what about the smaller ones for the preacher curls?

    I'm assuming it is 35, but if its not i would like to know. thanks!
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    Originally Posted by mada071 View Post
    what about the smaller ones for the preacher curls?

    I'm assuming it is 35, but if its not i would like to know. thanks!
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    Thanks guys... i guess i don't feel as dumb for asking, cuz there seems to be a lot of confusion still. You guys are great! So how do you guys measure your bench press or squats or whatever when it comes to the variances in weights of the bars? Do you just count the plates on the bar?
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    If you don't want to assume it is the typical 25 and 45 lbs, just weigh them.
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    When calculating how much weight you can bench do you guys include the barbell weight?
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    If you're working out at a gym, chances are the bar is 45.

    Preacher bars are either 15 or 25.

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    Originally Posted by ThickAsABrick View Post
    If you're working out at a gym, chances are the bar is 45.

    Preacher bars are either 15 or 25.

    The most important thing is tracking progress. As long as the weight you are moving goes up, regardless of how you are counting it, you are winning.
    I like to pretend the bar weighs 100 lbs when I list my weight.
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    Originally Posted by cnparong View Post
    Thanks guys... i guess i don't feel as dumb for asking, cuz there seems to be a lot of confusion still. You guys are great! So how do you guys measure your bench press or squats or whatever when it comes to the variances in weights of the bars? Do you just count the plates on the bar?
    Originally Posted by KingofKings316 View Post
    When calculating how much weight you can bench do you guys include the barbell weight?
    Most people include the weight of the bar.
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    Originally Posted by KingofKings316 View Post
    When calculating how much weight you can bench do you guys include the barbell weight?
    No point IMO its not actual weight in the same way plates are. I mean you're not really lifting it because its directly attached to your hands so it doesn't really count.
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    All the olympic bars I've used are 20kg, so about 45lbs.
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    Originally Posted by Tetsu. View Post
    No point IMO its not actual weight in the same way plates are. I mean you're not really lifting it because its directly attached to your hands so it doesn't really count.

    so what you are saying is that if you bench just a 45lb bar you are not really benching any weight? i dont understand what you are saying here.
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    Originally Posted by Tetsu. View Post
    No point IMO its not actual weight in the same way plates are. I mean you're not really lifting it because its directly attached to your hands so it doesn't really count.
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    Question Wat?

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    No point IMO its not actual weight in the same way plates are. I mean you're not really lifting it because its directly attached to your hands so it doesn't really count.
    if i lift a 45lb dumbell directly attached to my hand, doesn't that count? can you clarify?
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    Originally Posted by cnparong View Post
    if i lift a 45lb dumbell directly attached to my hand, doesn't that count? can you clarify?
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    Your all wrong I'm afraid its a well known fact BB's don't weigh anything because of the direct contact with your hands. If you wear gloves then you're not directly holding the bar in which case you are lifting the added weight of the bar weight.

    Just remember to add on the weight of your arms as they count towards your total.
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    Originally Posted by Tetsu. View Post
    Your all wrong I'm afraid its a well known fact BB's don't weight anything because of the direct contact with your hand. If you wear gloves then you're not directly holding the bar in which case you are lifting the added weight of the bar weight.

    Just remember to add on the weight of your arms as they count towards your total.
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    Originally Posted by Tetsu. View Post
    Your all wrong I'm afraid its a well known fact BB's don't weight anything because of the direct contact with your hand. If you wear gloves then you're not directly holding the bar in which case you are lifting the added weight of the bar weight.

    Just remember to add on the weight of your arms as they count towards your total.
    + don't forget to add in the weight of your spotter's arms too
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    Originally Posted by ThickAsABrick View Post
    + don't forget to add in the weight of your spotter's arms too
    You're forgetting to factor in the difference in air pressure depending on your altitude above sea level. That can change the weight considerably.
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    Originally Posted by Tetsu. View Post
    Your all wrong I'm afraid its a well known fact BB's don't weight anything because of the direct contact with your hand. If you wear gloves then you're not directly holding the bar in which case you are lifting the added weight of the bar weight.

    Just remember to add on the weight of your arms as they count towards your total.

    ahhhh, i see! that makes sense now, the bar always seamed lighter when i didnt have gloves on!
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    lulz

    Oh, did we count gravity too?
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    Originally Posted by cnparong View Post
    So this is probably a dumb questions and i might get a lot of flack, but i tried googling it and can't seem to find an answer.
    How heavy is a barbell used for bench pressing? Is it approx 45lbs?
    Reason is i've been trying to track my presses and weights and i only counted the plates that i added to the bar and neglected the weight of the bar itself. I guess part B of the answer is, what is the proper way of measuring an accurate bench press weight? Thanks to everyone in advance and my bad for my ignorance...
    Depends if it's olympic or not, I think the olympics are the ones that are thicker (and usually silver/chrome) and those weigh 50 lbs. standard ones are 45 lbs.
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    Originally Posted by Zeneth View Post
    Are you taking the piss or just in some crack induced stupor?
    I'm very knowledgeable, see my rep for details.

    The leather in lifting gloves has an active component that actually soaks up poundage. so while you may be lifting more due to the indirect contact with the bar, the leather actually counter acts this which is why it doesn't feel that different.

    depending on how oxygenated your blood is your arms will weigh slightly more or less, so accurate scales are needed for a precise total.
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    Originally Posted by Tetsu. View Post
    I'm very knowledgeable, see my rep for details.

    The leather in lifting gloves has an active component that actually soaks up poundage. so while you may be lifting more due to the indirect contact with the bar, the leather actually counter acts this which is why it doesn't feel that different.

    depending on how oxygenated your blood is your arms will weigh slightly more or less, so accurate scales are needed for a precise total.
    i've heard penis size affects amount lifted, can you confirm if this is true or not?
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    why dont you ask your gyms employees how much it weighs? that could solve the problem, unless of course you arent working out in a gym
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    who knew?

    Thanks everyone for those who gave very informed answers... Tetsu, i'm still confused, but thanks anyway. Great advice everyone!
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