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Mens olympic & standard bar are both 45 lbs we just converted the kg
Most people think barbells only come in one size and shape but there are many specialty barbells you may encounter in different gyms. While the standard barbell is the most common and versatile there are dozens of different types of barbells to focus on different exercise techniques. These specialty barbells are becoming more popular in gyms and help target different muscle groups and types of exercises.
Below are the main different types of barbells and information on how to train with them.
The Standard barbell is the most common barbell you will encounter in any gym. It is excellent for power lifting movements, bench pressing, and squatting. These barbells will typically be made out of steel that has a slight “whip” to it which refers to the amount of bar flex.
The olympic barbell is very similar to the standard barbell in regards to shape but will have more whip to it. This amount of whip helps with power cleans so it’s easier to grip and create momentum. The knurling will be tend to be fine on most olympic bars.
The olympic bar is great for dynamic exercises such as the power clean and the snatch and clean.
The trap bar was invented int the 1980’s by powerlifter, Al Gerard, to reduce strain in the back when doing deadlifts.
The barbell is shaped like a hexagon and allows a person to stand inside it. This placement of weight helps bring some of the weight pull towards the back of the body instead of keep it all in front of the legs.
A recent study proves the hex barbell helps reduce back strain and maintain better dead lift form.
The Ez curl bar are great for focusing on arm exercises.
Both the EZ curl and super Curl bar curves provide easier movements for the wrists during arm exercises much like the Swiss bar. –
The tricep bar is very similar to the Swiss bar but is specifically meant for arm exercises. It is lighter than the Swiss bar and ha