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    Help identify this bar

    To avoid overloading it, I'd like to identify and determine the load limit of this 6-ft, 14-lb bar.

    If I remember correctly, it's about 51-inches between the inside collars.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Fourteen pounds means it's probably aluminum. It would have a limit of around 150 without dropping it. I would not put over 100 on it and move up to another bar as needed. BTW I have one similar for my kids...
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    Originally Posted by TomGallopavo View Post
    Fourteen pounds means it's probably aluminum. It would have a limit of around 150 without dropping it. I would not put over 100 on it and move up to another bar as needed. BTW I have one similar for my kids...


    Agreed.

    7kg would make it a technique bar, not something for heavy weights. Team it with a pair of technique plates to teach young kids or women proper form.
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    Most of these tend to advertise their capacity as 45-65 lbs.

    It make sense since, they are intended to be used for those who are not able to lift an empty 35-45 lbs bar.
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    The CFF 7 kg technique bar I bought for my wife has a 200lb limit (supposedly), so the ratings do vary quite a bit from brand to brand. I think 50-75lbs is probably safe, though.

    Also, keep it out of the rack unless you have UHMW covered hooks. Being an aluminum bar, it wouldn't take a whole lot of pressure to flatten the knurl.
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    Originally Posted by DCdan View Post
    To avoid overloading it, I'd like to identify and determine the load limit of this 6-ft, 14-lb bar.

    If I remember correctly, it's about 51-inches between the inside collars.

    Thanks in advance.
    That's a Hampton 6' Ultra-Lite Aluminum bar, can tell by bushings and ends. Their newest version has a 150lb Capacity, but keep in mind what everyone else comments about this.
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    Originally Posted by SomeIronBoy View Post
    That's a Hampton 6' Ultra-Lite Aluminum bar, can tell by bushings and ends. Their newest version has a 150lb Capacity, but keep in mind what everyone else comments about this.
    That's some serious specificity!

    Good advice in all the answers. I think I've had at least 200-lb on it without a problem, but won't do that again!
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    Originally Posted by DCdan View Post
    That's some serious specificity!

    Good advice in all the answers. I think I've had at least 200-lb on it without a problem, but won't do that again!
    Well, I haven't used an aluminum bar, but I would assume it will severely bend before it breaks, so if you've used 200 lb without issue then it can probably manage it. I wouldn't go higher though and I definitely wouldn't drop it.
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