Finding the Right Barbell Weight Set to Suit Your Needs
Olympic weight plates (Oly) are basically the same thing but Olympic bars have sleeves. Olympic weight plates weigh 45 pounds, the sleeves are usually made of rubber but they can be made from stainless steel also. The Olympic bars weigh half a pound and are between an inch and two inches in diameter and the plate is two inches in diameter. These plates can be purchased in retail stores or they can be purchased online. Online stores often have better prices and they carry a larger selection.
Oly lifting uses two standard bars with sleeves on each one. Each person can lift the maximum weight they are assigned (i.e. the person who has the smallest weight order). A lifter completes one repetition on each of the two standard bars before moving to the olympic one (the one with the pink circle).
After completing all repetitions on each barbell, the lifters take their weights and place them on the benches. The benches have either a rack or an individual post that the barbell will rest on under the dumbbells. The lifters lower the barbell into position under the dumbbells and as they do so, the barbell should be lowered until it is resting softly on the bench. The weights are then raised back up to their starting position.
As mentioned above, there are different types of exercises for each of the three standard bars. For example, the standard barbell can be used for different types of bench pressing. Different exercises can be used for different types of dumbbells. This can make it difficult to get a full workout in many gyms.
The Olympic barbell weight plates are much smaller than standard barbells weights and are perfect for home gyms. They are also much cheaper. Olympic weight plates can be used for a variety of different exercises. Some of the exercises you can do with Olympic weight plates include clean and press, snatch, power clean, and dead lift. If you purchase Olympic weight plates, you will likely be able to get discount prices on your standard barbells weights.
Barbell weighs are the most cost effective way to get a full body workout in your own home. You can perform hundreds of exercises with these barbells. A quality set of Olympic barbell weights will last a lifetime and cost less than a comparable pair of dumbbells. However, make sure you get a quality set of Olympic bars that have been designed for the Olympic standards. If you do your research, you can find Olympic barbell weights at very reasonable prices.