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    olympic bar length - 5, 6 or 7 foot

    i'm thinking of buying an olympic weight set and a power rack.
    i have a question hopefully one of you guys can help me with regarding the length of an olympic bar. i know the standard is 7'. however, on this site:
    http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/...8C61B5CE5.html

    they have 5' and 6' models too. which should i get and whats the advantages of them? i know the obvious is that the 7' can handle more weight but i doubt i'll be pushing the 5' to the max anytime soon as i've only recently started lifting. i have a standard 5' bar i've been using which i'm quite comfortable with so maybe i should just get a 5' olympic bar too, no?

    cheers in advance for any help
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    Get the 7' bar for when you finally do go up in weight so you dont have to replace a 5' or 6' bar. Also, the 7' standard bar weighs more, so your bench is "official". lol
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    Originally Posted by Air Klima 23
    Get the 7' bar for when you finally do go up in weight so you dont have to replace a 5' or 6' bar. Also, the 7' standard bar weighs more, so your bench is "official". lol

    Get a 7' bar...you need it for most rack's
    5' - 6' will be too short..in the rack.
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    Originally Posted by vawhse
    Get a 7' bar...you need it for most rack's
    5' - 6' will be too short..in the rack.
    exactly! you need the 7' bars for your power rack. if you buy the 5 and 6' racks, you'll find out that you won't be able to use your rack and add/subtract plates very quickly and safely!
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    then it's decided. 7 foot all the way. thanks for the help guys
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