Olympic Weights

See our popular article: Olympic vs. Standard Weights

For a specific list of bars and bumper plates for use with cleans and snatches, see the Olympic Weightlifting category.

For bars with 1" ends and plates with 1" holes, see the Standard Weights.

A weight set is composed of three components: A bar, weight plates, and two collars to secure the weight plates onto the bar. See below for more information...

Barbell Weight Sets
Barbell Weight Sets

Save money by buying a complete weight set! Many customers buy a weight set and then buy additional plates of the same style as needed. Looking for...

General Purpose 7ft Bars
General Purpose 7ft Bars

7ft olympic bars. For bodybuilding, mixed usage, and light weight lifting. All olympic bars have 2-inch thick sleeves to accommodate weight plates...

Powerlifting Bars
Powerlifting Bars

Bars meant for the big 3 powerlifting lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift. These are all strong bars with center knurling. Texas Power Bar...

Weightlifting Bars
Weightlifting Bars

Bars for performing the snatch and the clean-and-jerk, the two official Olympic weightlifting competition lifts. These bars have more whip/flex than...

Womens and Junior Bars
Womens and Junior Bars

These bars have a thinner 25mm shaft (other bars are 28-32mm). Women especially prefer these types of bars because they typically have smaller hands,...

Short Bars
Short Bars

These olympic bars are lighter and shorter than traditional 7ft olympic bars. They are useful for users with limited space and for women and others...

Hex Deadlift Bars
Hex Deadlift Bars

This type of bar may be called a trap bar, hex bar, or shrug bar. It's used for deadlifts or shrugs. This specialized bar gives the ability to keep...

Specialty Bars
Specialty Bars

All bars that aren't straight. Curl bars, tricep bars, cambered squat bars and more.

Economy Plates
Economy Plates

Grey and black plates. One of the lowest priced plates out there. Are you worried about chipping paint? How about rust? We guarantee all of our...

Bumper Plates
Bumper Plates

Bumper weights are solid rubber, named for the way they are meant to be bumped off the floor. They are used primarily for cleans or snatches, where...

Troy Premium Plates
Troy Premium Plates

These Troy branded iron plates are guaranteed within 2% accuracy. They also have a wide flange (edge), also called "deep dish", making them easier to...

Grip Plates
Grip Plates

These have holes around the edge of the plate for easier gripping, reducing the risk of dropping and causing mayhem. Our best sellers are the Troy...

Rubber Plates
Rubber Plates

Rubber coated to reduce noise and protect equipment. These also have holes around the edge of the plate for easier gripping, reducing the risk of...

Urethane Plates
Urethane Plates

The most durable, longest-lasting weight plate in the world. Within 2% accuracy. Also has holes around the edges for a better grip.

Collars
Collars

Secure your weight plates onto the bar with a pair of collars.

Storage
Storage

Store all your weight plates and bars off the floor!

Building Your Own Weight Set

When building your own olympic weight set, we recommend you get two of each size weight plate, but four of the 5lb plates. This is because of the large jump between 10lb and 25lb, creating a weight gap at some point that you won't be able to fill without some extra 5lb or 10lb weights.

A sample set might look like:

  • Olympic Bar (weighs 45 lbs)
  • Collars (any will do, but Muscle Clamp are very popular)
  • 2 x 45lb plates
  • 2 x 35lb plates
  • 2 x 10lb plates
  • 4 x 5lb plates
  • 2 x 2.5lb plates
  • Total weight of set: 300 lbs.

You can also build a smaller set by simply excluding the 45lb platse:

  • Olympic Bar (weighs 45 lbs)
  • Collars (any will do, but Muscle Clamp are very popular)
  • 2 x 35lb plates
  • 2 x 10lb plates
  • 4 x 5lb plates
  • 2 x 2.5lb plates
  • Total weight of set: 210 lbs.


 


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