How Much Weight on One Side of Oly Bar?

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  1. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    How much weight can you have on one side of an olympic bar before it falls off the rack? Assuming an average distance between rack sides.

    I am sick of taking one plate (25,35,45) off at a time because I am scared the bar is going to fly off the rack from one side having too much weight on it.

    So what's the most you've had on one side and the bar stayed put?
     
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    3 plates at my gym...one time i had four and when I removed the last one, nearly got knocked the fucked out.
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Sweet, since there isn't anything I can do that is more than three plates, except DL which is fine it's on the floor, I'm good with any weight I can lift. :rofl:
     
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    i pulled too many plates off one side of the bar once and it flew up crashing into the top of the squat rack. the owner of the gym gave me a mean stare
     
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    I never leave more than a 2 plate difference between sides.
     
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    i think i had a tad over 2 before and it slammed into a door with a loud ass crash. i'm sure it depends on the rack you have it on, they all have different widths.
     
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