What is the Olympic Bar?
Generally speaking, Olympic bars are designed to hold a lot more weight than standard bars. The average standard bar that would be used in a home gym may only carry approximately 50 to 100kg. However, because an Olympic bar is heavier it is often able to hold up 360kg or more without bending.
A normal Olympic bar has a two-inch sleeve that holds the weight in place on one end and usually includes a spring collar to keep the weight in place on the other ends, though some people prefer a different type of collar instead. Olympic barbells also have rotating sleeve on the end so that the plates can spin freely without creating undue stress on your wrist, which is particularly important if you are lifting a lot of weight.
What is the Live Up 5ft Olympic Bar?
The Live Up 5ft Olympic Bar is a compact Olympic Training Bar preferred by users with limited workspace. Its weight capacity is lesser than the 6ft Bars due to its shorter sleeves.
- Solid steel construction.
- Capable of large loads
- Triple-coat chromium finish protects against rusting, chipping, scarring and peeling.
How does the 5ft Olympic Bar work?
Featuring heat-treated high polished carbon steel straight bar, the 5ft Olympic Bar is ideal for those partaking in heavy strength training and bodybuilding. Rotating sleeves allow for ease of movement during use and floor based abdominal or core work whilst the diamond-knurled grips provide optimum gripping action. Practicing the classic lifts like squats, deadlifts, bench press, clean and press will expose your body to an extremely efficient and productive movement pattern.