Just moved and am putting together a home gym. Bought some used Weider plates and bars
off CraigsList. Everything is in good condition – my only concern is with the main bar(bell).
It feels pretty light – maybe 20 lbs – and the guy I bought it from said he’s had all the weights on it – about 350 lbs.
with no probelm.
I was doing deadlifts yesterday with about 250 and my wife said it was bending a little
bit. Have deadlifted 400 at a regular gym with a standard 45lb bar and seemed to have no bend.
This bar –
all silver – w/smaller diameter make me a bit nervous. Anyone know how much weight a standard bar
should be able to support?
Also, anyone ever have a bar snap on them. I have this nightmarish image of
shredded metal slicing my throat. Hopefully it will never happen.