Fitness Equipment Ireland offers a wide selection of plate loaded weight bars which can be useful for several different applications. We have Olympic bars, trap bars, and variations of barbells.
It is important to understand the difference between the different weight loaded bars in order to use them properly.
Types of Bars
There are three different weight capacities for the standard straight Olympic bar. They are 500kg, 1000kg, and 1500kg competition bars. Each weighs 20kg, but the 500kg is strictly for home use. The 1000kg and 1500kg bar are much better for a gym or studio setting because they will not take as much damage due to frequent use or heavy drops. Furthermore, straight bars come in either 5ft, 6ft, or 7ft lengths. We have a blog post about the best exercises for weight bars.
Next on the list are trap bars, or hex bars. These are useful for deadlifting purposes since they allow for different stances for squatting or lifting from the ground. Hex bars are also known to reduce injuries for these exercises. Check out our Trap Bar article to learn more about this piece of equipment.
Barbells are a great way to increase arm and upper body strength. They come as a flat bar or an “EZ” curl bar which has bends to make it easier to grip. Usually, barbells are sold as a set because they vary in weights just like dumbbells.
We also offer a Swiss bar which allows for different grips and reduces strain for certain exercises. The tricep bar is another option which uses plates for varying weight. Instead of using two dumbbells which can cause more stress and poor form, the tricep bar will help increase arm strength in a safer way.
Lastly, we have all sorts of accessories for these bars like locks, grips, and pads to assist in comfortability while weightlifting.
Our guide to choosing a good gym bar has a lot of information that will help you sort through and decide which bench will suit your needs. Feel free to call (01) 816 7510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to our dedicated and knowledgeable team.