## View Poll Results: Do you count the bar as weight in your bench press?

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• Yes

137 87.26%
• No

20 12.74%

1. ## Do you count the bar on your bench?

Do you count the bar as weight in your bench press?

2. if you lift it then count it

3. how is this in dispute?!

4. The bar is 45 pounds, i hope you count it.

5. Originally posted by RiNgMaSteR
The bar is 45 pounds, i hope you count it.
yea, the regular bars are 45 unless you got something lighter. I count the bar part of the total weight i dont know why you wouldnt count the bar

6. ? come on...... the bar weighs 45 pounds. If you were a begginer and you were repping with the bar would that be considered "no weight"....no

7. Ehh...... of course you count the bar. Different bars weigh different amounts so for the sake of consistency you have to add the bar weight.

8. yes, i count the bar, the only thing i dont count is the clamps, but some poeple even count those.

9. of course u count the bar. like someone said, ur not going to say that i rep 0 on bench when ur starting out.

10. definitly count the bar, it is 45 pounds more weight(if olympic bar).
counting the clamps tho i never count those, maybe its an extra 3 poudns for both or somethin

11. ppl actually voted NO...

12. That's rediculous, it's all weight that ur lifting it's not like ur only lifting the plates and the bar isnt' putting down any weight, if there is 45lbs on each side ur not only lifting 90 lbs, but in reality if u put that on a scale it would be 135 lbs. If ur doing dumbells at the gym do u think that those companies that make the dumbells don't add the weight of the dumbell into it? I was always wondering how 2 7 1/2 lb. plates equal 20 lbs on a dumbell, I thouhgt it only equaled 15 lbs or why it says 30 lbs when the weights on it only add up to 25 lbs I guess u don't count it as 25lbs, but what it says on the side and that's 30lbs

13. yes count the bar

14. Why wouldn't you count the bar? That doesn't make sense. The only way that you wouldn't count it is if the bar weighs nothing!

15. People that don't count the bar, don't count their weights 2. They just lift each week as heavy as they can.

16. I don't count the bar. I just count the weight i stack onto it.. Personally IMHO people that do just want to boost their egos a little higher.. Heck why not count the weight of your arms too right brothers?

17. yes i doooooooo

18. Originally posted by Gordon_18
I don't count the bar. I just count the weight i stack onto it.. Personally IMHO people that do just want to boost their egos a little higher.. Heck why not count the weight of your arms too right brothers?
WHAT?

no, count the damn bar.

19. 12% voted not to count the bar----comedians!!

21. i count the bar, but not the plates

22. i think the holders are like 1 lb each

23. I count the bar........wtf?!

24. Another great post in the teen forum

25. i do.

26. WTF? i never counted the bar its 45 pounds WTF? so its 20 kilogram? :S waa that changes things for me lol so you guys also count the bar for your deadlift?

27. Originally posted by RedFiredSoul
WTF? i never counted the bar its 45 pounds WTF? so its 20 kilogram? :S waa that changes things for me lol so you guys also count the bar for your deadlift?
duh

28. Originally posted by RedFiredSoul
WTF? i never counted the bar its 45 pounds WTF? so its 20 kilogram? :S waa that changes things for me lol so you guys also count the bar for your deadlift?
well, of course not. tell me why the hell someone would do a thing like that, we all know you only count the bar when your benching.

of course you count the bar your when deadlift, bench, curl, any thing, count ALL the weight your lifting.

29. Originally posted by Gordon_18
Heck why not count the weight of your arms too right brothers?
Because your arms are not resitance in this exercise.

30. It'a an extra 45 lbs in the lift, it had better be counted.

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