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    Default How Much Weight Can A Bench Press Bar Lift Before It Gets Bent Out Of Shape?

    Itís a lot of freaking weight. The stress test on this cheap Olympic bar reveals that the straight metal bar can lift an immeasurable amount of weight before it buckles and permanently bends itself out of shape. When itís just lifting normal plates and the like, Beyond the Press counted nearly 680kg of weight without the bar breaking.

    The last weight test they did? Well, one side was half a tonne and the other side was heavier than that (they didnít know how much), so itís safe to say that youíll probably never bend an Olympic bar in your life.

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    Didn't bother watching the video but it's a load of crap. Nearly all the bars in the gym at work are bent and it won't be from lifting 700kg. Its from kunce smashing it on the rack, not from overloading the bar
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    I know that a professional Eleiko bar is rated around 2000kg. However I also know that bouncing and dropping that bar whilst it's loaded, would eventually render it garbage bin property due to either a noticeable or unnoticeable bend within it, or because it would simply snap in half once old enough.

    Take home message: no matter how good the bar is, get rid of it once your sense register a change in it...., alternatively, just use it for squatting and other less critical movements that warrants fine precision.

    Sorry I can not comment on bench press's effect on lifting bars, since this movement does not fall within my specialty.
    1984 Age 18, BW 73kg: FS195kg, BS200kg, 162.5 3x10, PC 140kg, C&J 160kg. 1987 Age 22, BW 77kg BS 130kg x20, 120kg x50.


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