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Started By Jozzzef (DK, 02601, Slovakia)

Started on: 4/7/2008 7:32:50 AM, viewed 93 times
Short vs. long barbell

Hi guys!

Got one question and would like to know your opinion:

I did before BB curls with olympic barbell. Today I did curls with the same weight but using short barbell; i.e. between my hands and plates is about 20-30 cm.

I think that it′s different and harder to perform with shorter barbell that with long "Olympic" barbell. I did 2 reps less as consequence.

You have the same opinion? Or are my feelings not objective?

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Vincent (Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland) on 4/7/2008 10:13:16 AM

It′s harder on a short barbell because you don′t have the flexibility of an Olympic Barbell and thus you don′t have the elastic energy which helps you. The difference is relatively important on a Bench Press (5-10kg on a 1RM).

Kranium (PBG, FL, U.S.A.) on 4/8/2008 9:10:25 AM

The olympic barbell may be larger in circumference than the other bar that you are using, this would change the dynamics of the exercise.

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