Can you squat with a standard barbell?
Barbells are long, straight, metal bars that you use as resistance for strength-training exercises. They are available in two types: regular barbells and Olympic barbells. You can do the same exercises, including squats, deadlifts, presses, rows and curls, with either type of bar.
Can I use an Olympic bar on a standard bench?
Olympic Bars are made to be used with other Olympic Type equipment, for example, Olympic width benches, power racks, etc. Olympic Bars are 7 feet long, made with shafts of “52” inches in length. … Standard Bars are only 5 or 6 feet long and will not fit.
What should I look for in an Olympic barbell?
The best barbell for most home gym owners is an Olympic bar with 2″ diameter sleeves, medium depth knurl, a diameter of 28.5-29mm, a weight capacity of 700 lbs or more, and a stainless steel or hard chrome finish. A bar with these specs will be perfect for the average lifter and last them a lifetime.