Olympic Lifting is a serious sport. It requires a level of strength, flexibility and skill that most people will never quite get.
We find that the issue lies with trying to learn the technique from a PVC pipe and then moving to a 20kg Olympic barbell. There is no safe transition of weight from something weightless like a PVC pipe to something as heavy as a barbell.
This madness leads to injury and can make weightlifting a scary and intimidating sport. But here's a solution that can make learning weightlifting easy and safe for all. Enter the 12kg technique barbell.
The 12kg / 1.8m barbell is ideal for the budding weightlifter.
This is a technique barbell – It is not designed for heavy weights. If the user is capable of using in excess of 100kg, please use a 20kg Olympic barbell. The maximum load of this barbell is 100kg. However, for this barbell, load is the furthest from your mind.
If you're starting out with weightlifting or teaching others, then the 12kg (1.8m) barbell should be exactly what you're looking for.
The length of the collar is purposely kept short so that weight plates cannot be overloaded on the bar, which will cause the bar to be damaged. This helps to protect the bar for long term use. Each collar is sufficient to load up to a 20kg bumper plate together with a spring collar. Ideally, a 2.5kg technique weight plate or 5kg bumper plate should be used on each side, this will allow the lifter to start the movement from the correct floor height but not at a weight that is too intimidating.
The distance between the 2 collars is longer compared to usual Technique Olympic Bars so as to allow people to re-rack the bar easily onto most half cages or power rack.
Comes with 2 spring collars and packaged in a stiff cardboard tube.