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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.
The counter-balance not only aids in making the piece smoother, but, more importantly, allows younger athletes and women to train and perform movements with an Olympic bar, something they may not have been able to handle if the bar weighed 45 lbs.

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