barbell

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barbell

A weight-training device consisting of a long steel bar with attached weights of various weights, which requires both hands to lift.
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When doing free weight lifts, start athletes out by lifting just the Olympic bar, perfecting their form, and then add weight.
Suggestions: Remember this: Your muscles do not have the cognitive ability to discern whether the overload originates from a machine, Olympic bar, dumbbell, tree stump, or a sack full of returned Christmas gifts.
A new 5 1/2 foot stainless steel "shorty" Olympic bar that features the exact specifications of its cutting-edge 7-foot stainless steel Olympic bar.
A 45-pound Olympic bar may be heavy enough (and possibly too much so) for the beginner.

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