Differences Between Olympic and Standard Barbells

personal trainers in RaleighThough they are both barbells, there is a difference between the standard type and Olympic type. Some confuse the two or assume they’re the same. Let’s take a closer look. The best personal trainers in Raleigh can be found at CrossFit Invoke. Drop in or click here to learn more.

For reference, barbells are metal bars that can be used for strength training. They are straight long bars that help with resistance. Standard barbells and Olympic barbells can be used for the same exercises, including deadlifts, presses, curls, rows, and squats.

What are the differences between the two bars? Olympic barbells are thicker and heavier than standard bars. In addition, they’re longer, as well. Standard bars are lighter and shorter. Oftentimes, standard barbells are used at home or in a small, locally owned gym. The Olympic version can be found in commercial gyms.

Olympic bars are typically seven feet long while standard ones are between five and six feet. The weight varies as well. The Olympic variety weighs 45 pounds, but standard bars only weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. As you may guess, standard versions can vary in size while Olympic ones come in a specific size.

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