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A Guide to IWF-Certified Olympic Weightlifting Bars

May 15th, 2018|18 Comments

  CONTENTS Intro: About IWF Bars IWF Bars Chart Eleiko Uesaka Werksan My Recommendations I - Intro: About IWF Bars IWF certified weightlifting bars are the best of the best! This article to help you get the right one for your needs and preferences. The only IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) certified bars for IWF competitions, including the pinnacle of competition, the Olympic [...]

The Best Women’s 15kg Budget Olympic Weightlifting Bars

May 12th, 2018|0 Comments

  CONTENTS Intro What Makes a Good Women's WL Bar The Bars Rogue 25mm Training Bar York 32003 Rep Gladiator Fringe WL Bar I - Intro This is for women's olympic weightlifting bars (often called WL bars for short) that are best for doing the clean and the snatch.  With the rise of women doing olympic lifting in Crossfit, and other female lifters incorporating [...]

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Garage Gym

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Lifter and Youtuber Matt Vincent got a chance to meet up with former WWE wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin at his home garage gym. Check out Matt's channel for more good videos, by the way. He's got a big following. The video is below, but I took some shots out of the video to give you a better look at some particular [...]

The Top 4 Budget 20kg Olympic Weightlifting Bars

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

  CONTENTS Intro What Makes a Good WL Bar The Bars Rogue 28mm Training Bar York 32110 Rep Gladiator Fringe WL Bar Intro This is for olympic weightlifting bars (often called WL bars for short) that are best for doing the clean and the snatch. For powerlifting bars for deadlifts, squats and bench press, see the powerlifting bars comparison. Or learn about the difference between [...]

How Accurate are Gym Weights?

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

So how accurate in weight are all those freeweights and machines you use at the gym?  Let's examine all the different types... Olympic Weight Plates A Hampton 45lb plate weighing 47.2 lbs. Source: bodybuilding.com forum An owner of a set of old Hampton plates weighed his whole set and found the majority to be within 2% of the marked weight, [...]

What Length Barbell Do I Need?

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Here's how you determine what length of barbell you need! For a Bench Press Rack First, if you already have a bench with attached bar holders like in the image on the right, measure it. What you want to measure is the outside width of the rack. Be sure to measure from the outside of one side to the outside of the [...]

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