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Weight of the Bar?
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dreadlocks1221
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Join date: Jan 2012
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This is probably a dumb question, but...

When you are lifting, do you count the weight of the bar?

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sexyxe
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Join date: Dec 2011
Location: Australia
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Yes.

20kg/45lb

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StateOfPsychosis
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Join date: Aug 2008
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If you lift an empty bar, does it weigh anything? Yes.

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alexus
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Join date: Feb 2010
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you surely do.

some gyms have lighter bars. 10kg training bars, or 15kg... the women's olympic lifting bar is 15kg (competition standard).

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killerDIRK
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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: California, USA
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take into account that different bars do indeed have different weights. My safety squat bar weighs 61.5 pounds.
Some of the big boy bars are 55 pounds if I recall properly and if for some reason you decide in a state of delerium to use a smith machine take into consideration most of them are counterweighted, so they would be 2 maybe 3 pounds at the most !

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