Hi everyone, I hope this question doesn’t sound too stupid-but since barbells generally don’t come with a weight limit guide, what are the signs of a barbell that has been overloaded and on the verge of breaking?
I ask this because at times, I have come across barbells that seem a little thinner than normal and wouldn’t have the foggiest idea how much weight they could hold.
and example of this would be the bollinger ez bar I bought. It’s slightly thinner than the standard barbell and also locks in at the middle(since it seperates in two).
My question is this- are there any general guidelines as to how much a “standard” bar-if that is possible, can hold?
And when the bar approaches its limits, what are the signs of this?
I doubt it would strait out snap, and would assume it would slowly start to bend?
i’d really have no idea so any facts/comments would be well appreciated.
thanks for reading,