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Old 05-01-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
Chris Sinal
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Rogue Bar Knurling

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So I'm looking at my Rogue bar, with its olympic and power lifting knurling on it. Not knowing the first thing about the difference I wiki'd all I could. What I'm trying to understand is the one-inch stretch in between the olympic and power marks. I tend to put my hands there during overhead movements (i.e. OHS, snatch)... is that what it's meant for?
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Re: Rogue Bar Knurling

It's my understanding that the outer powerlifting marks are for competition. That mark needs to be covered while doing to bench press in order for it to count. I believe the same applies for the olympic markings for the snatch. I could be wrong though.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Rogue Bar Knurling

Gotchya. Thanks! But when one looks at the bar there are three sets of marks on each side: an inner set, an outer set, and then a third knurl patch about an inch wide in between the two. What's that business all about?
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: Rogue Bar Knurling

i was curios so i reserched.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbell#Olympic_barbells wfs

this wiki page explains a little bit about the barbell
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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Re: Rogue Bar Knurling

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Gotchya. Thanks! But when one looks at the bar there are three sets of marks on each side: an inner set, an outer set, and then a third knurl patch about an inch wide in between the two. What's that business all about?
Normally a bar has two sets of knurling per side, separated by a ring of smooth bar. In Oly lifting, this ring is supposed to be a specified distance from the center of the bar. It is purely to gauge where you want your hands to go. Powerlifting also has sets of rings, but different distances from the center.

The middle patch of knurling is simply there because you have both sets of rings.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:25 AM   #6
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