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    medium sizes of Olympic bars like 5ft, 5.5ft, and 6 ft what size recommended?

    Hello

    I saw some medium sizes of Olympic bars in 5ft, 5.5ft, and 6 ft .

    - how do I know what size I need and what is the most size recommended?

    - What are the considerations in selecting these sizes of Olympic bars?

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    These are useful for people who don't have the room for a normal seven foot bar.

    Shorter bars are also more convenient for some specific exercises.

    Basically you want a normal seven foot bar as that is where you will have the greatest selection of types and prices.
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    for example- triceps and biceps it's not good thing I think to use with seven foot, most people want a more shorter bar.
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    Originally Posted by GymPowerMan View Post
    Hello

    What are the considerations in selecting these sizes of Olympic bars?
    I have a 5ft Olympic bar. I find that the sleeves are too short to allow an adequate amount of weight to be loaded on it.
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    Originally Posted by daniel327 View Post
    I have a 5ft Olympic bar. I find that the sleeves are too short to allow an adequate amount of weight to be loaded on it.
    This middle bars is good thing if you want to use it only for the smaller muscles like I said.

    If you put the right size of the plates you can't to be really strong for to cover full sleeve with Olympic plates.
    If yes, maybe you using this 5" bar not for the correct exercises or with wrong plates size.
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    Originally Posted by GymPowerMan View Post
    for example- triceps and biceps it's not good thing I think to use with seven foot, most people want a more shorter bar.


    Originally Posted by GymPowerMan View Post
    This middle bars is good thing if you want to use it only for the smaller muscles like I said.

    If you put the right size of the plates you can't to be really strong for to cover full sleeve with Olympic plates.
    If yes, maybe you using this 5" bar not for the correct exercises or with wrong plates size.


    I'm confused. Did you start this thread to get a question asked or to give others' advice on selecting a bar size?
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    Listen, since this guy seems to have all of the questions, and Paul Wog seems to have all of the answers, maybe we can put them together and he won't keep asking ridiculous questions while ignoring all of our answers.
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    Originally Posted by GymPowerMan View Post

    If you put the right size of the plates you can't to be really strong for to cover full sleeve with Olympic plates.
    Your correct. I don't know $hit.

    Good luck with your Olympic barbell limitations search in 2012.
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    Originally Posted by Keetman View Post
    I'm confused. Did you start this thread to get a question asked or to give others' advice on selecting a bar size?
    These are really nice guys that I thank them very much on the willingness to help and really helped me several times in other posts and I hope also here.

    If you'll attention they give a different answer they answer is why I don't need to use with 5 foot bars.
    But my question was only about the medium sizes of bars.
    and start goes from understanding that is necessary to use with these medium bars.

    I'll glad to hear why not use this bars but I not have yet received the right reason why not but I have the reason why yes.
    my answers here are because they said why I don't need to use with 5 foot bars.
    But it looks for the wrong reason and if so I'd love to hear more from that.

    But from what I know for the small muscles exercises a big 7 foot bar does not always good fit and uncomfortable and therefore I'm not got an answer to my question still.

    I know there are exercises that can be use for small muscles exercises with 7ft bar but there are some exercises that the preference is to use with shorter bars.

    And from this point my question begins.

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    Originally Posted by daniel327 View Post
    Your correct. I don't know $hit.

    Good luck with your Olympic barbell limitations search in 2012.
    In the gym where I train sometimes they have also 5ft bar and in one sleeve you can load 5 or 4 of 45lb plate on each sleeve that means 45lbx10= 450lb total weight

    you can to lift 450lb biceps or triceps?

    if so you are mutation
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    I also find 7' bar too long and take up too much space... 6' or 5' bar is much better indoor as it won't take up as much space.
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    The space is not the only reason for that shorter bar.
    Gyms has a lot of space and they use also with shorter bars because people prefer to use with shorter bar because it's more convenient for some specific exercises.

    For example in preacher curl machine I don't saw people using with 7ft bar but in shorter bar it's more comfortable.
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    Sorry if I was not clear that English is not my language.
    I'll try to ask from the beginning it might be more understandable.

    For some exercises I decided to buy a shorter bar.
    It comes in sizes from what I saw 5', 5.5', 6' .

    from the shorter bars only what size it's recommend?
    and what are the considerations in selecting these sizes of shorter Olympic bars?

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    Originally Posted by GymPowerMan View Post
    Sorry if I was not clear that English is not my language.
    I'll try to ask from the beginning it might be more understandable.

    For some exercises I decided to buy a shorter bar.
    It comes in sizes from what I saw 5', 5.5', 6' .

    from the shorter bars only what size it's recommend?
    and what are the considerations in selecting these sizes of shorter Olympic bars?

    Tnx

    I think it was pretty clear English isn't your first language. It is hard to understand you, but I imagine you write my language better than I write yours.

    Anyway, if you are looking for a shorter bar, I'd consider these thing:

    -do you need to rack the bar? If so, you'll need a 6' bar to fit between the uprights that hold the bar. It'll have to be a bar with shorter sleeves, becuase in order do reduce space, the manufacturers had to cut there instead of in the gripping area. You'll also need this type of bar if space concerns are your only issue (a 7' bar is too long).

    - If you don't need to rack it, you can get any size you want. I'd go with the size that suits your needs and usage. No one can answer that for you....for example, I curl just fine with a 7' barbell.

    -If you need larger capacity, you'll need the 6' bar with longer sleeves. With this bar the length is reduced in the gripping area and the sleeves are the same size as the 7' barbell. You won't be able to rack it.

    - do you need a quality bar? My shorter bar isn't a top of the line bar. It works fine because I'm not abusing it like a larger barbell. Some will or they just want something nicer...so they'll pay more.


    Other than this, what are your specifioc questions?
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    I have some questions

    Does the Olympic bar have the larger sleeves for Olympic weights?

    How much does a 7ft bar weigh?
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