Olympic vs Standard Weights


So you're not sure what to go with, Olympic or Standard weights. Here's everything you need to know.

Standard weights are often found in home gyms. What you'll see right away is Olympic bars are thicker on the ends. But that's actually just one of many differences.

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All About Standard Sized Bars and Plates


We generally recommend olympic weights, but there are a couple reasons you might want standard weights.

Any olympic-width rack, whether it's a power rack or the rack attached to a bench, is about 48" wide, so it will require a bar that has about 52" (or more) of space between the inside collars. That way you can load plates on the bar without the rack interfering.

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