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barbell

a metal rod to which heavy discs are attached at each end for weightlifting exercises

Barbell

 

the basic apparatus used in weight lifting. It consists of a steel bar with freely revolving sleeves on the ends, removable metal disks attached to the bar ends to vary the weight, and locks to fasten the disks. The bar has a length of 2,200 mm and a diameter of 28 mm; the sleeves have a length of 400 mm and a diameter of 55–60 mm; and the disks have diameters up to 450 mm, with weights varying from 0.1 to 50.0 kg (international standard).

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To determine 3-D linear kinematics of the barbell and the angular kinematics of the hip, knee, and ankle joints during the snatch lifts, one point on the barbell and five points on the body were manually digitized using the Ariel Performance Analysis System (APAS, San Diego, USA).
Also worrying for the weightlifting body is the fact that the barbells shortage is now threatening to upset the plans of the lifters who are preparing for the Senior and Junior Commonwealth Championships to be held in Penang, Malaysia, from October 20.
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Compared to the top-performing barbell bench press, the pec deck machine had 98 percent of muscle activation and bent-forward cable crossovers had 93 percent.
To achieve maximum results use the SMARTBAR with the weight plates to target large muscle groups like a traditional barbell; or use the system's weight plates individually as like barbells to hone in on isolated muscles.
The barbell is never removed because the tongue is so vascular that leaving the stud out can result in healing of the opening in the tongue, said Tabbaa, "so it makes perfect sense that constant pushing of the stud against the teeth-every day with no break-will move them or drive them apart.
Can you imagine 60 of our top lifters are practicing with just five barbell sets.
Mrs Alexander said she had also carried out DNA testing on the barbell and the dog lead Ms Hyde had used to walk her whippet, Scrappy.
7 Try using hand weights or a barbell across the shoulders for a tougher workout.
4 -- ran in SAC edition only) Looking like a champion, 5-foot-tall Matilda White steadily holds out the barbells in her exercise class.
A step, it must be very stable, and a barbell of comfortable weight.
One dancer slings his willowy partner over his back, mistimes the weight shift and staggers like a powerlifter pressing a half-ton barbell.