The Bodymax 140kg Olympic rubber radial barbell kit is the next level up from the Bodymax 100kg set, providing 2 of the 20kg plates on top of the wide range of plates that were available in the 100kg set.
Bar and collar design
[one_half]If you are considering buying a new barbell and weight plate set, the most important thing to do is check the dimensions of the bar against any existing workout equipment.
Many weights benches and barbell racks will provide you with the length of barbell they are designed for, so it can be useful to know the Bodymax 140kg Olympic barbell kit provides you with a 7ft bar.
When performing exercises such as the bench press and deadlift, grip position can be an important part of a successful lift.[/one_half]
To help ensure your grip position stays consistent between sets, smoother sections have been interspersed with the knurled sections along the length of the bar to line your hands up to.
The majority of the bar has been textured with a knurling effect to help make the bar easier to grip.
In terms of the locking collar design, the spring collars provided are allow you to quickly slide them on and off the bar whenever you need to change the weight.
If you would prefer to use the set with popular clamp type collars such as the Lock Jaw version, then these are also fully compatible.
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Bodymax 140kg Olympic Rubber Radial Barbell Kit – Features Summary
Weight plate design
Whether you have a set of weight plates at home already or are buying the Bodymax 140kg Olympic barbell kit as a new addition to your own home gym, the wide range of weight plates provide you with everything you need to perform a variety of effective exercises.
Being the next step up from the 100kg kit, 2 of the 20kg weight plates are supplied to help increase the weight on the bar, without taking up much room.[/one_half]
Having the 20kg plates also means that you can change the weight on the bar quicker, as you don’t have to load and unload 15kg and 5kg plates as you move through your sets.
The rubber radial design also has several benefits, including making the plates quieter to use, easier to grip, and making it possible to use the weight plates on their own for exercises such as shrugs.
Using the kit in your workouts
Whenever you are setting up or upgrading your home gym, it’s important to keep everything balanced.
This essentially means making sure that if you are buying the Bodymax 140kg Olympic barbell kit that you have a weights bench or rack that can support the fully loaded barbell.
While the majority of power cages and squat racks will cope with a barbell loaded with 140kg (120kg of plates + 20kg bar), the weight limit for benches varies widely between 100kg to over 350kg.
Listed below are a few of the possible exercises this kit can be used for when combined with a bench and squat rack: