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Designed to International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) standards, the Oly Bar is the ideal choice for competitive lifters. The highest spec bar in the BLK BOX range, boasting a 210 kPSI steel shaft, combined with ten sets of quality needle bearings, it offers an unrivalled spin with great whip while maintaining its high strength.
Perfect for one rep max attempts, it features weightlifting knurl markings for repeatable hand placement, and a 28mm diameter grip, all to IWF specifications. With five needle bearings per sleeve, the bar has been designed for a smooth and controlled spin when under load, and its hardened chrome finish strikes the perfect balance between durability and allowing the athlete to feel the knurl of the bar.
Easily distinguishable with its blue endcap, the BLK BOX Oly Bar offers a premium addition to your facility, with unrivalled spin, great whip and a high tensile shaft, there is no better bar for Olympic movements.
Total Length: 2200 mm
Shaft Diameter: 28 mm
Sleeve Length: 415 mm
Sleeve Diameter: 49.9 mm
Shaft Coating: Silver Hardened Chrome
Sleeve Coating: Silver Hardened Chrome
Colours Available: Silver
Spin: 5 Needle Bearing and 1 Bronze Bushing per Sleeve
Tensile Strength: 200 kPSI
Knurl Type: 1.2 Medium Diamond knurl
Knurl Marks: IWF Knurl Markings
Centre Knurl: Yes
Endcap Colour: Blue
We aim to dispatch and deliver all in-stock items within 2-10 working days depending on your location in the UK & Ireland.
DELIVERY & TRACKING
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Some of our training equipment is manufactured here in our HQ. The lead times on these products range from 10-25 working days and are identified by having the MADE IN BELFAST badge.
We understand at times due to size, colour or type some items might not be the right fit for you. We are happy to accept a returned item within 30 days from the date of you receiving the item for a refund or exchange.
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What diameter is the bars grip?
The BLK BOX Oly Bar – 20kg offers a 28 mm grip which is IWF standard for 20kg barbells.
What plates is the bar compatible with?
The BLK BOX Oly Bar – 20kg is compatible with all BLK BOX Weightlifting Plates and Bumpers, along with all change plates and collars.
How many plates can it hold?
This will depend on which plates you own, but for comparison, with its two 415mm sleeves the BLK BOX Oly Bar – 20kg can hold the below when used with lock jaw collars:
BLK BOX Blackout Bumper – 180kg
BLK BOX Impact Bumper – 120kg
BLK BOX HD or Colour HD Bumper – 260kg
BLK BOX Competition Plate – 300kg
What IWF Spec if the bar designed to?
The BLK BOX Oly Bar meets all IWF Specifications for weightlifting competition, meeting the requirements for knurl, knurl marking, tolerances, overall dimensions and weight.
How durable is the bars finish?
The BLK BOX Oly Bar – 20kg features a hardened chrome finish, offering a high level of corrosion resistance and durability while allowing the athlete to feel the knurl. We recommend regular cleaning of the bar using a barbell brush.
Why are bearings important?
Bearings are introduced into barbells to ensure a smooth and/or fast spin when performing Olympic weightlifting movements. This spin reduces the force exerted on an athlete’s wrists during these movements. The BLK BOX Oly Bar has 10 sets of needle bearings, ensuring a smooth spin under heavy loads and reducing the torque experienced by athletes during the movements.
Why is whip important?
Barbell whip is phenomenon best recognised where the bar seems to bend during a movement, then snap back into its straight position. It allows the athlete to introduce momentum into their lifts that is caused but the bar, and not by them. A lifter can use the whip of the bar to help propel the weight upward adding incremental gains to their training. Although it removes some stability from the bar, a bar with high whip can handle a lot more weight before bending permanently than a bar with lower whip.
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