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Do you prefer Olympic or Standard weights and why?

  1. CWanamaker profile image99
    CWanamakerposted 4 years ago

    Do you prefer Olympic or Standard weights and why?

  2. Abby Campbell profile image94
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    I prefer Olympic weights over Standard weights only because they are more comfortable for me. Obviously as a woman, I will most likely not lift more than 200 pounds, so the strength of the bar would not matter much.

    However, if you're trying to decide, you want to consider the following: strength, accuracy, weight, stability, no torque, rack compatibility, thickness, plate types, lock collars, and price.

  3. neilcook profile image76
    neilcookposted 4 years ago

    I have to agree with Abby on this one. I find that Standard weights are much better due to the fact that I'm not a really big, bulky guy. I like staying toned and leaner, so due to that a 300 pound weight is not attractive for me and would probably put me in the hospital LOL!

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  4. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    I have to agree with what has already been said, unless your a power lifter, I really dont see the point in using Olympic weights.

 
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