I owned much weight equip in my time. Lifted extensively in younger days I am older now and no longer in need of anything fancy or expensive. I own several vinyl weight sets purchased from WalMart. They are cheap, period. And of good quality. For safety, I do prefer a solid barbell for overhead lifts such as becn press, seated press etc. To that end, I purchased this Cap 7 foot steel bar. The bar is perfectly fine. Nicely machined. Smooth with knurled grips. For the average person this bar will suffice. I believe the load limit is stated as 250 lbs. The bar itself weighs about 20 lbs. That's 270 lbs total. That is more than enough for the average person. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to add more weight. But that's me. Not that I need to (too old, too many injuries lol), but I've lifted quite a bit of weight in younger days and have seen barbells slightly bend. It is no big deal. But, again, that's my personal opinion. This Cap solid barbell comes in 5 foot, 6 foot and 7 foot lengths. This barbell does not come with spring collars. If you have any other standard weight sets at home, the spring collars for those sets should work fine. Worst case, buy a pair of spring collars for a few dollars. VALUE: This 7 foot solid steel bar was on sale for $27. For a solid steel bar this is just plain cheap. I ordered the bar and a Gold's Gym 100 lb weight set together. The total was just over $50 which allowed me to receive free shipping to my home. How can you beat that?
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