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Old 05-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

My bar is 40#, which is kind of awkward, but I want to put something that would weigh 2.5# on each end, I was thinking maybe a circle of chain links that would fit over the end of the bar.

Anyone got any other ideas? Preferably something that would not fall off...
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-pcs-1-Shaft-Co...item45f99d735b

Maybe something like this?
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

http://www.ivankobarbell.com/products/cot25/ (WFS)

there you go
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:55 AM   #4
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

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Perfect. If only i had 57$ to spend on collars
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

Well... that's why we warned you about that bar

Just think about all the money you saved though. The collars might be worth it. Those Ivankos ARE nice since they don't move at all. On the other hand... you should try Craigslist if that exists out there in ON. That's where I got mine.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

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Well... that's why we warned you about that bar

Just think about all the money you saved though. The collars might be worth it. Those Ivankos ARE nice since they don't move at all. On the other hand... you should try Craigslist if that exists out there in ON. That's where I got mine.
Lmao, the money saved was well worth it. Worst comes to worst, ill just get 5# in chain links and make a circle to put over the bar. Or Ill just lift normally, and know to take 5 lbs off of what i write down every session.

The 60$ I could spend on collars would rather be spent on plates. Im just going with $2 spring collars.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:43 PM   #7
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

I'm unclear as to why you need to add 2.5 to each side? In the end if you know the weight on the bar that is the weight. There is no magic number to 40 or 45lbs, but there is importance on knowing what weight you squatted this week and what weight you squatted the following week. The bar weight just factors into the total. Once you start using your bar on a regular basis you'll know that when you load up two 45's on each side is 130 pounds.
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I'm unclear as to why you need to add 2.5 to each side? In the end if you know the weight on the bar that is the weight. There is no magic number to 40 or 45lbs, but there is importance on knowing what weight you squatted this week and what weight you squatted the following week. The bar weight just factors into the total. Once you start using your bar on a regular basis you'll know that when you load up two 45's on each side is 130 pounds.
Yea, good point. Thanks
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:52 PM   #9
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

Those velcro ankle weights can usually be found in a 5# set that comes out to 2.5# per side. Cheap and easy and the folks I know of who weren't too mortified to be seen in possession of them said they worked well. Try to find them in pink.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:39 PM   #10
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Re: Any ideas on how to add 2.5# to the side of a barbell w/o using plates?

What's wrong with using 2.5lb plates? You'll throw a loop of chain on the bar, but not a 2.5lb plate?
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