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Old 10-02-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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Women's O'lifting Bar

Should women use these? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to them? Thoughts?
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

they should use them. smaller diameter shaft, easier to hook grip, or regular grip for that matter.

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

Here's my issue. If I buy a women's bar for home use, I'm still stuck using a men's bar everywhere else I go. In fact, I've never had the option of using a women's bar at any gym, not even at the Affiliates I've visited. So I'm not sure I'd want to practice once a week with one bar, and the rest of the week with another.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:43 PM   #4
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

Thanks Melissa, that's a good point. I'm thinking of this as an anniversary present for my wife. Most of her lifting is done at home, but I'll run your thoughts past her.

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

http://store.wfwclub.com/

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Also consider the Jr bar.

Actually call and talk to Glenn he is very knowledgeable.



He helped me decide on the weights and bars for my affiliate. (soon to open)
I just need to call him back and place the order.

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

This has been discussed at length here, thanks to me and my personal pet peeve!
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

I've been using one at my local affilliate to learn the Olympic lifts and I love it. I wish they had one at my regular gym, I can control it much better and its easier to grip. If your wife lifts at home a lot, definitely buy it for her. (Can you call my husband too? )
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #8
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

It always seemed goofy to me that she would have to go from a dowel to a 45lb bar in warmups. She only weighs 117 lbs.

Serena...thanks for the link. That's a great thread and it sums up all the complaints she has about women's equipment. So much of it is totally wuss. She rejects most of it but one big exception is the mountain bike I gave her for Christmas 2 years ago. It's a Santa Cruz Juliana, women's geometry etc. Even the handlebars are a little smaller in diameter. Great rig.

Sara...if your man cruises this board, we'll put the bug in his ear.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:17 PM   #9
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

I bought a women's bar from Glen's site when I began outfitting my garage gym, and I have but one complaint: the math is different. Nothing else. It's a great barbell.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:38 PM   #10
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Re: Women's O'lifting Bar

I would like to add my support for women's' bars. They are necessary for the olympic lifts and even help out some men when they are getting started.

They are also very helpful for powerlifting. It is not that uncommon for women to have a max press around 55 lbs, so warming up with a 44 lb bar, is not very helpful. They help for deadlift as well.

I do not think that our gym would be as successful if we did not have quality women's bars.
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