Hello and welcome to F1 Recreation Malaysia. Today, we would like to share with you on how to choose your right barbell. Buying a quality barbell is a pricey investment that you want to last for a long time. After all, the barbell is the bridge between you and the weight you lift. When you have hundreds of pounds loaded over your chest or on your back, you want to be able to trust the barbell that’s supporting that weight.
Differences Between Each Type Of Barbells :
The standard barbell is best for pretty much any form of lifting outside of serious powerlifting and weightlifting — in other words, we can consider it as the jack of all trades. If you attend most niche and commercial gyms, then there’s a good chance you’ll be using a standard barbell.
These barbells typically offer medium-level knurling, bushings in the sleeves, and have a moderate whip. They’re a great choice for lifters who don’t have a specific specialty.
Next type of barbell is weightlifting barbell. A weightlifting barbell serves those who train the Olympic lifts for a majority of their training. If you’re a casual weightlifter and not very serious, it’s still recommended to look into a standard barbell. Barbells with bearings can be expensive. Weightlifting barbells will have a smooth center knurling, have a lot of whip, and fast rotating bearings or bushings in the sleeves.
These barbells are designed to have relatively no whip which makes it the most relevant to powerlifters, which can cause wonky form mechanics. If you compete in powerlifting, specifically the United States of America Powerlifting (USAP) and International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), then training with a power bar can be useful because it will carry over to competition. These bars can weigh up to 55 pounds.