Barbells and Barbell Sets for Weightlifting - Weighted barbells have been the gold standard for building muscle and increasing strength for many years. Barbells are used for weight training in bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, sports performance training and are ideal for those that just want to tone up and feel better.
Urethane Barbells - Most quality urethane encased barbell sets are fabricated using high tensile strength steel bars that are permanently welded to steel slugs and then encased in protective polyurethane for a maintenance free solid steel design. Urethane is superior to rubber in that there is no odor and there is no cracking or peeling. Solid steel urethane barbells are common in commercial gyms and are usually stored on a barbell rack that holds ten bars. IRON COMPANY features the best urethane dumbbells in the industry from IRON COMPANY, Hampton Fitness, Ivanko Barbell, Iron Grip, American Barbell, Intek Strength and TKO.
Rubber Coated Barbells - Rubber coated barbell sets come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Rubber absorbs impact and keeps barbell plates from clanging together. They also works well to protect floors and other equipment from scratches and scuffs if dropped. Choose from cardio pump sets for Group-X and studio training or rubber coated Olympic barbell sets for serious muscle and strength building.
Olympic Barbell Sets - Olympic barbells tend to be your most affordable option when shopping for commercial barbell sets. You will see them in garage gyms, school weight rooms and commercial gyms. 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 often accompanied by a pair of spring collars.
Pro-Style Barbells - Pro-Style barbells are constructed exactly the same as pro-style dumbbells except for the longer bar between the heads. Pro-style barbells are a lower cost option compared to solid steel barbells. Options include hammertone gray, black and rubber encased.
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 and Ivanko Barbell, 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.
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