# Do Olympic weights fit all bars?

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## Are all Olympic weights the same size?

Plate sizes

Common Olympic (2-inch center hole) plate denominations are 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 35, and 45 lbs, with 1.25 and 100 pound discs less commonly seen. Kilogram-denominated plates are available in 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 kg sizes, with 0.25, 0.5, and 50 kilogram discs less commonly seen.

## Do all weight plates have the same size hole?

The most obvious difference between Olympic weights and standard plates is hole size. Olympic plates have a 2 inch hole, while standard plates have a 1 inch hole for the barbell to pass through. Because of this displaced space, Olympic plates are slightly larger than standard plates of the same weight.

## What is standard Olympic bar size?

Use in Olympic weightlifting

A men’s Olympic bar is a metal bar that is 2.2 metres (7.2 ft) long and weighs 20 kilograms (44 lb). The outer ends are 1.96 inches (50 mm) in diameter, while the grip section is 28 millimetres (1.1 in) in diameter, and 1.31 metres (4.3 ft) in length.

## How much weight can a 15 pound bar hold?

Max weight capacity: 45LB.

## Are Olympic weights 2 inch?

Olympic Bars are one and 31/32 inches (50mm) in diameter and only take Olympic Weight Plates, made with 2-inch diameter holes. The ends of an Olympic Bar are 2 inches in diameter (50 mm). The center portion of an Olympic Bar can range from 28mm to 32mm or one and a quarter inches.

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## Why is an Olympic bar 45 lbs?

It seems the main reason for this type of weight distribution is that the Olympic standard for the largest weight plate is actually 20 kilograms. … A 50-pound plate would weigh 22.68 kilograms which don’t make for an easy or convenient conversion, so the 45-pound weight plate has become standard.

## How heavy is a 6ft Olympic bar?

Diameter (cm): 2″. Bar weight 12.65kg.

## Are Olympic weights more expensive?

You can expect to pay around \$1.50 to \$2.00 per pound of Olympic weights for your gym. Smaller weights will be pricier per pound, with 2.5 pounders running you anywhere from \$5-16. Heavier weights will often cost less per pound — a 45-pound plate should cost anywhere from \$45-80.