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



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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A week ago, five of the men's CWG lifters were asked to go home from Pune camp because of shortage of barbell sets.
Even the simple switch from dumbbells to barbell gives the biceps extra overload as you target the muscle in a different way.
The German team has since extended its work to a barbell molecule.
The situation is very much the same for the top women weightlifters who are training at the Sports Authority of India ( SAI) Centre in Kengiri ( Bangalore) are faced with lack of barbells.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbell brackets and contact Coulter to receive free replacement brackets.
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And exercisers can lift heavier weights more safely on them than with barbells, she said.
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No, there weren't any 18-wheelers or 60-ton aircraft around waiting to be towed, so Samuelsson was a little out of his element amid the barbells and treadmills.
The Burn Machine blows away old-school barbells by avoiding a misguided emphasis on symmetrical lifting or perfectly balanced loads.
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in the Warner Center Marketplace in Canoga Park, offering customers a little style along with its baseball mitts and barbells.