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Before I Buy an Olympic Bar

I have been working back into some heavier strength training over the past two years. I let my gym membership expire and only train at home. I have a good set up with a lot of poundage but all my weights are standard 1" hole.

The 7’ bar I currently own has a maximum capacity of 250 lbs. I have been searching for a standard bar with a higher capacity but have not been able to locate one.

Before I commit to an olympic bar, is anyone familiar with where I could obtain a stronger standard 7’ bar?

I have tried internet searches of what I thought would be possible suppliers without any success.

Thanks in advance for any help on the matter.