All About Barbells
For those who love to lift and dedicate their workouts to weights, having the right gym equipment to best get those gains is of the utmost importance.
Picking out a metal bar to slide some weights on might seem easy, but it’s also very easy to purchase a barbell that doesn’t work properly or isn’t the right fit for you.
First, here are a few tips for picking out the right barbell for you:
#1. Diameter matters
Not all barbells have the same diameter. Due to men and women generally lifting at slightly different weight increments, there is a standard 28-29 mm diameter shaft for men and 25 mm for women. Choosing the barbell with the right diameter for the amount of weight you will be lifting is important because you want the sleeve of the barbell to be able to properly fit and support the weighted plate. Along with this, there is usually a length difference that goes along with the difference in diameter. The standard is 7.2 feet for men and 6.5 feet for women. This might not seem like a huge difference, but it will be when you’re laying down and use that barbell to lift 35 pounds over your head.
At Simpsons Fitness Supply the premier supplier of gym equipment in Colorado, we offer a Women’s 15KG barbell and a Men’s 20KG barbell, both meeting the standards of barbell sizes and perfectly suited for your specific weight needs.
#2. Good knurling is important
If you don’t know, knurling is the rough, cross-hatched pattern that usually covers the whole middle section of the barbell. Knurl is extremely important and is mainly for grip and the feeling of control and stability when you’re lifting. It eliminates the risks of the barbel slipping or sliding in your hands as you use it.
Our barbells have some of the best designed and manufactured knurling and are placed exactly where your hands need it to be for the most solid grip.
#3. Design is important
When it comes to lifting, everyone has different goals and likes to work out different ways. That’s why the shape and design of barbells are not all the same.
For options to focus the burn in different areas, there is a multi-grip barbell. It is structured so that your hands can grip the barbell at different distances from each other. Different muscles are worked when your hands are closer together than when they are apart.
For a barbel that allows you to also safely squat weights as well as lift them, there is a squat olympic bar. This usually comes with a padded attachment in the middle of the barbell that fits around your shoulders and protects them as you squat.
#4. The strength is in the material
It would probably surprise you to know that barbells can break if they are not properly manufactured and made with the right materials.
At Simpsons Fitness Supply, we make our barbells with the strongest and most top quality materials so you can be sure that the shape and frame of your barbell will not become deformed, even after many years of uses. You can also be confident that our barbells can handle the weights you give it and will not break under the pressure.
Overall, quality is what matters most when you purchase a barbell or any fitness equipment for your in-home gym.
Quality can be the difference between your barbell going as strong as you do through all your workouts and it giving out after a few, unlike you.
At Simpsons Fitness Supply, we offer a variety of high-quality barbells that are designed with you in mind. We want people who are passionate about weight lifting to have fitness equipment in Colorado that matches their strength. For a strong and secure barbell, head here.