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Old 04-13-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
Rick Deckart
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Default DIY Olympic technique bar

I always wanted to have a technique bar, don't know why exactly but thought it would be good to have a light bar, regulation size with very light training plates for the correct distance to the ground. A couple of month I ago I made one, for free.

That's the commercial variant, cost in Germany around 300 EUR...

http://www.eleikosport.se/eng/Produc...&Product_Id=23

That's mine, regulation size sleeves of course non revolving, made from 25 mm diameter alluminum tube (wall 3.5mm EDIT: measured it today again) which I got for free. The alluminium is secured by screws in the wooden sleeves and I have clean & jerked with this bar over 50kg without a problem. Weight is around 1.6kg and loaded with two 2.5kg plates it has a comparable whip to an olympic bar.
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