View Full Version : Bar Thickness
10-09-2012, 01:27 PM
I'm just making this thread to ask if the thickness of bar matters. Recently a new gym has opened near me and has 4 Olympic platforms, but the bars are 30mm but they still have spinning sleeves which is good. Should I train with these bars? Or find somewhere else to train? Note: the bars are Jordan barbells.
10-22-2012, 12:42 AM
I found that and I found a few listing for 7 foot Olympic bars from 150-200+ F (francs?)
Sounds like an entry level bar.
30mm is pretty thick. If you have smaller hands, hook grip might be an issue. The difference in the feel and whip of a bar is a lot different when you go from 30 to 28mm most of the time.
I find it odd they have not 1 or 2 but 4 Olympic platforms but went for some super entry level bars.
Train with what ya got. Maybe sneak in a bar that is better in due time.
Aimee Anaya Everett
05-04-2013, 11:51 PM
It will really matter if you plan on competing. The transition will be rough!
Also, hook gripping will be hard and it definitely will be a disadvantage when trying to maximize on your snatch and clean & jerk.
While it is not ideal, it is doable.
Also, if they don't spin well and you find they are locking up, it can cause a lot of problems in your wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Just a thought!
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