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Offline Geoff

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which way would you do this
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:29:05 PM »
I'm nearly at my total of available weights and will need to purchase another set.
My first set I ordered a 7' bar with 100kg weight set.
I have found in hindsight that the bar is a bit of a pain lifting it in and around my
squat rack in our small room.
This time I will order another 100kg set but with the 5' bar instead.

Would you leave the larger bar in the rack for squats and bench and use the
smaller bar for deads,rows and military presses etc or vice a versa
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Re: which way would you do this
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 10:03:11 PM »
Kinda the same situation as you a few years ago.  Only my second set had a bar with better knurling. That one got used for deads, rows, etc.

Aside from the ability to play with grips on your deadlifts,  I'd go with what you said first,  using the 5' bar for deads, OHP,  etc.

Although given you'll have a second bar, would that eliminate the need to move one bar around your smaller area? My two bars rarely ever move from their homes.  Just a thought.

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Re: which way would you do this
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 10:09:09 PM »
yeah Tim

having the second bar means the longer one can just get moved inside the cage from squat to bench positions
saving me from twisting it around and not hitting the ceiling fan trying to remove it from the cage
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Re: which way would you do this
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 10:17:43 PM »
A 5ft bar will get small for deads real quick.Why not just get another 7 for deads?Or a 6ft may be ok.When you start using heavier weight that 7 will make big difference as to how many plates you can get on it.

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Re: which way would you do this
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 11:21:31 PM »
the 7' bar is a pain to move around in our small room.

maybe the 5' bar will be better inside the cage and the 7' outside for deads etc
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