A high quality Olympic barbell is one of the most essential pieces of equipment in any gym. Olympic weightlifting bars are the standard 5-7 ft long barbells used for competition weightlifting. Each end is a rotating sleeve, designed to hold metal or rubber bumper plates. These bars, available from Portland Fitness Equipment in different shapes and sizes, are built to safely facilitate a number of different exercises.Olympic athletes use bars like these for competitive lifts like the clean and jerk or snatch. However, they’re a must have for any gym owner, home or commercial. Olympic bars are the standard equipment for any exercise involving a serious amount of weight. Anyone looking to build strength, be they bodybuilders or powerlifters, will find our Olympic barbells their best friend. No matter what weight you are lifting, these barbells can handle it. There are a number of factors that determine which Olympic barbell is right for which person. Before you start exercising with one, it’s important to contact a professional for instruction on safe handling. Call Portland Fitness Equipment, or stop by one of our showrooms to find the barbell for you. Once you’ve learned a few simple exercises, you’ll find your Olympic barbell will be there for years of hard use. If you’re a commercial gym owner, our durable Olympic barbells will give your customers a great way to work out without taking up a lot of space. Contact Portland Fitness Equipment today to speak with a representative about our weightlifting and strength training equipment.