Barbells and Barbell Sets for Weightlifting - Weighted barbells have been the gold standard of building muscle and increasing strength for many years. Barbells are used for weight training in bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, sports training and are idealfor those that just want to tone up and feel better.
Cast Iron Olympic Barbell Sets - Olympic barbells tend to be your most affordable option when shopping for commercial barbell sets. You will see them in homes, schools and training studios. Cast iron Olympic plates are painted with either a black or gray baked on enamel and can be cast into a slim line, deep dish or a plate that has a series of gripping holes for easier loading and unloading in the gym. Olympic bars are 7’ long and typically weigh in at about 45 lbs. and are typically accompanied by a pair of spring collars.
Bumper Plate Barbell Sets - Barbell sets with bumper plates are available with black or colored solid rubber bumper plates and your choice of Olympic bar. The colored bumpers often identify each plate weight and also helps brighten up your weight room. Not all of these plate options are solid rubber. Some brands, such as Hampton Fitness, prefer to mold solid rubber around a cast iron core. This can make for a more compact bumper plate for loading more weight on the bar.
Group Fitness Barbell Sets - Barbells for group fitness have gained a lot of traction the last several years in group training classes. Group fitness weight sets usually include a hollow barbell bar, assorted smaller size barbell plates with or without gripping holes and a set of barbell collars that are quick and easy to use. Manufacturers coat these group barbells in brightly colored rubber, urethane and vinyl to help protect floors and keep plates quiet. These sets are usually purchased with a group training barbell rack that hold all your bars, plates and collars in one compact footprint and can be easily moved around the studio via casters.
Rubber Encased Barbells - Rubber coated barbell sets come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Rubber absorbs impact and keep barbell plates from clanging together and also works well to protect floors and other equipment if dropped. Choose from cardio pump sets for Group-X and studio training or rubber coated Olympic sets for serious muscle and strength building.
Solid Steel Barbells - Solid steel barbell sets are typically made by drilling a hole into the solid steel slug, press fitting the bar inside the slug and then welding both the bar and steel slug together to form an almost unbreakable bond. Bar choices include straight and curled and can be coated with chrome or a hard chrome plating that resists chipping. A fixed weight steel barbell set is a great choice for any commercial facility and these sets easily fit on most commercial barbell storage racks to offer easy access to members.
Urethane Barbells - Urethane encased barbell sets offer the same solid steel construction as the steel barbells but have the added benefit of a protective polyurethane coating. Urethane is superior to rubber in that there is no odor and there is no cracking or peeling. It is a much more resilient coating compared to vinyl, neoprene and rubber and is better suited for hard core commercial gyms.
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