Gold’s Gym OlympicBarbell Weight Set Review

Turn your home in to a gymnasium with the Gold’s Gym 110-lbs. Olympic Barbell Weight Set. Enhance your workout session with the cast iron weight set. Featuring two 5lbs., 10lbs. and 25lbs. grip plates each and one 7-foot Olympic style bar. It is an ideal addition to any home gym or fitness regime. This set allows working on upper body strength to develop and increase the personal fitness. The weights help you to develop muscle strength in arms, forearms and shoulders. Made out of cast iron construction, these plates have the durability to last longer. You can select the appropriate weights to suit to your requirements for all round strength training and muscle building sessions. The gym weight set comes with a total weight capacity of 110lbs. that delivers expected results in a very short time span. Bring home the Gold weight set and experience strength training like never before.

Table of Content:

  1. Product Description
  2. Specification and Features
  3. Pros and Cons
  4. Final Verdict and Review

Product Description

The Gold’s Gym Olympic Weight Set is made to make your upper body strength. This model, is a 7-part piece of home workout equipment including a 7-inch Olympic style bar (3-piece assembly) and three sets of weight 5lbs., 10 lbs. and 25 lbs. flat, round, cast iron plates. The weights can be easily added to the ends of the bar, combined or removed  as needed for the best workout for your fitness level. Add more weight as you begin to develop strength.

The Gold’s Gym tri-grip Olympic weight set weighs 100kg (220.5lbs) and is designed for use with plate loaded equipment or free weight workouts. It is fitted with the EZ Grip design for easier handling and plate changing and includes 1 x 6ft (183cm) Olympic Bar weighing 15kg (33lbs), 2 x steel safety collars, 2 x 15kg (33lbs) weight plates, 2 x 10kg (22lbs) weight plates, 4 x 5kg (11lbs) weight plates, 4 x 2.5kg (5.5lbs) weight plates and 4 x 1.25kg (2.7lbs) weight plates. In addition, it guarantees weight accuracy to within 2% or better and comes with a 1 year labor warranty.  This Gold’s Gym weight set is designed to last longer. Plates can be secured to the bar for greater stability. This 110-pound weight set is ideal for any workout enthusiast. Use it for squats, bench pressing, lifting, or curls. The Gold’s Gym Olympic Weight Set will help keep yourself fit and toned. This six-piece set includes four 10lbs. plates and two 5lbs. grip plates. Made of cast iron, the Gold’s Gym plates have a grip plate design, which will make workouts safer and more productive. With a 2” opening, these plates will fit an Olympic bar. And it’s actually the only option that comes in a set.

Although the set includes weight plates that only go up to 10lbs. So if you’re looking for 45lbs. weight plates then you’ll needto choose one of the options above. However, if you’re looking to stock up on some 5 and 10lbs. weight plates this would be a good choice. Might not be a bad option to choose the 45lbs. weights from above and these for the lighter weights. In one set of Gold’s Gym Olympic weight set of 110lbs., in the total weight there are two 5lbs. grip plates, two 10lbs. grip plats, two 25lbs. grip plates along with one 7-inches Olympic bar which is in pieces of three and needs to be assembled. The plates are constructed with cast-iron to last for a very long time.

This product contains one or more chemicals that are known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. So you should be careful and clean the plates first when it arrives. Use the bar and weights together to bench, lift or squat up to 110 lbs. or apart for more variety. The open channel along the perimeter of the plates allows you to use them for doing flies or shoulder shrugs. Design is also helpful when they have to be picked up and when they have to be moved around. The first set came with no problems: four 10lbs. plates and two 5lbs. grip plates. The second set came with two 25lbs. plates. Another customer received plates that only fit a 1” bar, not the 2” Olympic bar.

Specification and Features:

  • 1 x 6ft (183cm) Olympic Bar weighing 15kg (33lbs)
  • Bar Diameter: 2” (52mm)
  • 2 x steel safety collars
  • 2 x 15kg (33lbs) weight plates
  • 2 x 10kg (22lbs) weight plates
  • 4 x 5kg (11lbs) weight plates
  • 4 x 2.5kg (5.5lbs) weight plates
  • 4 x 1.25kg (2.7lbs) weight plates
  • Designed for use with plate loaded equipment or free weights workouts
  • EZ Grip design for easier handling and plate changing
  • Exceptional strength and durability
  • Weight accuracy guaranteed to within 2% or better
  • Total Weight: 100kg (220.5lbs)
  • Warranty: 1 year labor.

Final Verdict and Review

This Olympic bar will be sufficient for most people however, technically this bar is not a proper Olympic bar because the weight of an Olympic bar is 44lbs. (20 kg) whereas this bar weighs 30lbs.  This shouldn’t be an issue for most people, as long as you know how much the bar weighs then you will still know how much you are able to lift. If you are however looking for a heavier duty barbell that weighs 44lbs. then you should consider the Body Solid Olympic Bar but you have to buy the weight plates separately. Get the most out of the Gold’s Gym Weight Set as you can use it for various exercises.  A lot of people would probably only use it for bench press whereas it is also used for should press, bicep curls, barbell shrugs, squats and also clean and jerk but you want to make sure you’ve nailed the technique if you’re planning to go heavy with the clean and jerk.

Gold’s Gym OlympicBarbell Weight Set Review

9.4

Affordability

9/10

    Durability

    10/10

      Ease of Use

      9/10

        Quality

        10/10

          Shipping time

          9/10

            Pros

            • Durable because of Cast Iron plates.
            • Affordable as respect to weight set provided.
            • Design helps with flies and shoulder shrugs.

            Cons

            • The pins that hold the bar together slip out and make the barbell quite dangerous to use.
            • The size of the bar is very wide for some people’s hand.
            • Large pieces of plates chipping off and the paint isn’t in the good quality.
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