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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jefferson1775 View Post
    Quality bars (like those from Rogue) are definitely superior to the ones that come with beginner sets. If you're just starting out, though, you won't notice much difference. I love my Rogue Power Bar, but most of my initial strength gains were with a cheap Cap barbell. It did the job just fine.

    I highly recomend a power rack. Yeah, they're expensive and take up a lot of room, but they allow you to safely squat and bench press alone. You can also do chinups in them. If price is an issue, look on websites like Craigslist. I got mine from there for about half of what it was worth.

    There's a lot of equipment to buy if you want to train with barbells at home, and it can get expensive. The results are worth it, though.
    Remember. She is a woman so she would feel a massive difference between a cheap 31mm/45lb barbell and a nice 25mm/15kg barbell. That and you dont hsve to worry about sleeves falling off, rotation of sleeves when cleaning and having a bent bar effecting exercises.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Zach View Post
      Remember. She is a woman so she would feel a massive difference between a cheap 31mm/45lb barbell and a nice 25mm/15kg barbell. That and you dont hsve to worry about sleeves falling off, rotation of sleeves when cleaning and having a bent bar effecting exercises.
      To be honest, my cheap barbell is 35 lb. (my older brother let me have it). I didn't have much money when I started lifting and had to buy more equipment (shoes, belt, better barbell, etc.) in stages. It did its job well initially, and I upgraded to a Rogue bar after realizing that I was serious about barbell training. I still use it to do dips in my power rack.
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      • #18
        I think I will go to a local store and wrap my hands around these men's barbells to see if they are comfortable/possible for me to hold/lift without any weight on them. I suppose it would be hard to start the program if I can't even wrap my hands around and lift the empty barbell. Besides, I have a b-day coming up so I think I'll treat myself to a barbell and then hopefully the squat cage can wait till the winter holidays.

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