About our Barbells
A barbell is a must-have for your home gym if you want to lift weights. Barbells allow you to perform a variety of moves with the appropriate weight for you. Eventually, you will be able to load up with barbell with far more weight than a pair of dumbbells or a kettlebell provides. This makes a barbell a highly versatile and efficient piece of equipment for weight training.
Barbells are the masters of recruiting multiple muscles into one movement, allowing you to wield a weight you never thought possible. This is the beauty of a compound exercise.
You barbell will allow you to reach your goals, no matter what they might be. Keen to work on your power? Try clean and jerks and snatches. Or to stimulate muscle growth, focus on bench presses and squats. You can also see marked improvement to your athletic performance by working on deadlifts and rows.
There are two key types of barbells which are designed to fit two types of weight plates: Standard and Olympic. Standard barbells have a diameter of 1” and Olympic barbells have a 2” hole. Generally, a standard barbell is suitable for a beginner to an intermediate level lifter, whereas an Olympic barbell is more appropriate for an experienced lifter who wants to lift weights regularly.
We stock a number of barbell sets which blend light and heavy weights, so you can achieve the weight that’s appropriate for you and your exercise routine. Our barbells have a number of features, including certified steel construction, TriGrip handles for secure handling, plus lifetime warranties in some cases.
Your barbell will be used in conjunction with weight plates. At Exercise.co.uk, we’re very proud to offer a brand new range of eco-friendly Olympic weight plates, which are made from recycled materials, as well as being 100% recyclable. These weight plates are Made in Britain and are exclusive to our market leading brand, Marcy.
A typical barbell has a 1” or 2” shaft. It will weigh around 15kg or 20kg, depending on this diameter. We stock a range of barbells of different sizes at Exercise.co.uk. It is important to consider the length of your barbell; 4ft, 5ft, 6ft and 7ft lengths are all designed for use with specific lifting racks, so make sure you choose the correct equipment.
Our barbell sets start from just £49.00 for our 20kg aerobic pump set, ranging to £499.00 for the ultimate Olympic set, with a total weight of 140kg. No matter your weight lifting goals, there’s a barbell to suit every customer at Exercise.co.uk.
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