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#1 Postby anthony.acock » Mon May 23, 2005 10:18 am

when keeping track of my bench press weights and goals, should i include the weight of the bar itself, or only the weights?
for example, i can only bench press 14 pounds in weight on a 45 pound bar. i do 6 sets of 10. how should i count this?

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#2 Postby robert » Mon May 23, 2005 10:21 am

Hey, I'm just headed out the door........but always count the bar.

So if you had 10 pound on each side it would be 65 pound bench. If you had 45 on each side, 135lb bench.

So in any exercise using a bar, always include it in the overall weight and most bars are 45 pounds.

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Re: dumb question

#3 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:25 am

Generally a standard EZ bar weighs between 30-35lb. A standard Olympic barbell weighs 45lb although it is fairly common to find 55lb bars at many powerlifting gyms. You might also come come across what's known as a Texas Deadlift Bar in some of the Powerlifting/strength gyms in the States; it's designed to be stronger although it still weighs the same as a regular Olympic bar.

As Robert mentioned, the weight of the bar should be counted for your lifts.
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Re: dumb question

#4 Postby endcruelty » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:29 am

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Generally a standard EZ bar weighs between 30-35lb. A standard Olympic barbell weighs 45lb although it is fairly common to find 55lb bars at many powerlifting gyms. You might also come come across what's known as a Texas Deadlift Bar in some of the Powerlifting/strength gyms in the States; it's designed to be stronger although it still weighs the same as a regular Olympic bar.

As Robert mentioned, the weight of the bar should be counted for your lifts.

Oh wow, did you really just revive an 8 year old topic? lol

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Re: dumb question

#5 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:02 pm

endcruelty wrote:Oh wow, did you really just revive an 8 year old topic? lol

I sure did mate :wink:
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