Barbells for Fitness Equipment



 
 


Weight bars are a crucial part of any lifting or strength program, but how to choose the right barbell for Olympic lifting or weight training can be overwhelming. Let Power Systems help walk you through our many options - from training and specialty bars for perfecting lifting technique, to our new 15 KG or 20 KG Olympic barbells for competitive athletes, we have a bar for any weightlifter!

Don't see what you are looking for? Talk to an Equipment Expert about how to choose the correct barbell for your needs.





 

OLYMPIC BARBELL vs. STANDARD BARBELL

OLYMPIC BARBELL: Size or sport-specific training method

STANDARD BARBELL: Smaller than Olympic sized barbell, popular for home gyms and group fitness classes

BARBELL SIZING

15 KG/33 LBS: Weight of a Women's Barbell

20 KG/44 LBS: Weight of a Men's Barbell

BARBELL KEY TERMS

SLEEVE: Plate loading ends, 2" diameter, wider than shaft

SHAFT: Center grip location, diameter varies based on bar type

BARBELL KEY TERMS

KNURLING: Etched textured pattern on shaft, assists with grip

BEARING: Allows plates to spin, limits uncomfortable torque on wrists

 

 

 
Olympic barbells

OLYMPIC BARBELLS

Designed to provide quick and smooth plate rotation to accommodate high velocity Olympic lifts.
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Needle pin bearings
  • Black - 20kg and Gray - 15kg end caps and bands for quick weight identification
  • Tensile Strength = 190,000 PSI
  • Ideal for Olympic weightlifting
 
Hybrid Barbells

HYBRID BARBELLS

Best all-around barbell for general strength training.
  • Dual construction black zinc and stainless steel
  • Bushing bearings
  • Orange - 20kg and White - 15kg end caps and bands for quick weight identification
  • Tensile Strength = 190,000 PSI
  • Ideal for traditional strength training and non-competitive Olympic weightlifting
 
training barbells

TRAINING BARBELLS

Ideal for youth or beginners to strength training.
  • Designed to be smaller in size and weight than Olympic and Hybrid barbells
  • Bushing bearings
  • Bar weight range from 15 lbs. - 22 lbs.
  • Lower weight capacity
  • Ideal for developing proper form and confidence for beginners to weight training
 
SPECIALTY BARBELLS

SPECIALTY BARBELLS

Designed to accommodate specific lifts or provide unique grip types and locations.
  • Provide training variety for traditional lifts such as the squat, dead lift, and bench press
  • Ergonomic grip locations
  •  Several options available
  • Size and weight vary based on bar and intended use
  • Promotes ideal user form and execution during lifts

 

 
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