at the gym theres two different olympic bars. one all metal and another that has the bar in the middle thats metal but the ends where the weights go, from plastic. there are a few serious members there who just hate the all metal bar because its quite thick and hard to grip. yes the plastic one is less durable and ive seen 2 of 3 bars break because douchebags cant control the weight on the way down and drop it and eventually the pin that connects to the bar breaks.
just wondering whats the thickness of the bar as standard? trained in various gyms and the bar is just way thicker than it should be. I used to train at home a certain point and remember it wasnt like the one at the gym