Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weight Set
Bulk up with the Fitness Gear® 300 lb Olympic Weight Set. These training weights allow you to do a wide range of exercises from squats to bench presses to maximize your workout. This Olympic weight set includes a 45 lb 7' Olympic chrome bar, two spring clips, and several plates at various weights for a customized workout. Having multiple plate sets makes it easy to accommodate multiple users and adjust to any performance level.
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- One 45 lb 7' Olympic chrome bar
- Two spring clips
- Two plates of weights: 45, 35, 25, and 10 lbs
- Four plates of weight: 5 lbs
- Two plates of weight: 2.5 lbs
- Maximum bar weight capacity: 300 lbs
- Olympic Weight Set
- Model: OS-3002
- Fitness Gear
For information relating to the Manufacturer's Warranty, please contact 1-866-677-4771.
Country of Origin: ChinaWeb ID: 10793623
Rated 4.4 out of 5áby 410 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5áby lifter Great Weights, Decent Beginner Bar I went to purchase the 225 Ib set in the store. The kid working there said why not get the 300 for only a few bucks more. I never thought I'd need that much weight. Using this set I'm now Squating 285 raw and Deadlifting 315. I'm not saying this to be boastful (there are a lot of guys way stronger than me) but to emphasize that this set can work even though it isn't one of the huge brand names. That being said, now that I've gotten more experienced I've realized this bar was a little flimsy in the end. Mine weighed in at 43.5 Ibs which is pretty close to the desired 45. The knurling is a little shallow and the sleeves don't spin as fluidly as one would like with 'heavy' weight. Speaking of heavy weight, once I put 250+ on this bar there was a very visible bend in it and I started getting worried. Compounded with the fact a few other reviewers said it snapped on them, I decided it was time to upgrade to a higher quality bar. I still use this bar for lighter work (anything 200 and under) but save heavy lifts for the newer one. ALL that being said, if you are new or just getting into lifting like I was, I'd HIGHLY recommend this product. It'll get you to the mountain, you'll just need help from elsewhere to get over it. November 1, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5áby TakenByLabel Olympic by dimension, not by weight It is a weight set, but it is advertised as having a 45 lb bar. It didn't make it to 35 lbs. Weights are within a pound. I would be fine if I wasn't lied to through the packaging. [...] Shame on Dick's buyers for allowing this product to remain as is packaged for the consumer. September 12, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5áby sad truth :( Bent the bar at 255. Now its unusable weights just slide off the end July 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby neogodless Some good, some bad The weight plates are easy to handle because of the handles. However, at least the 45 lb plates are smaller in outside diameter than normal plates. This usually isn't a problem, but the plates all have a larger than 2" opening in the middle, which means they are a bit loose on the bar. So for lifts where you set the bar on the ground, the plates do not stay flat but lean to the side. You really need to utilize the clamp to hold them together, but it would be nice if the inside of the plates was smooth against the bar and a closer fit. I have not used more than 225 lbs on the bar - I use a different bar for 300+ lb deadlifts. August 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby jpm Barbell fell apart in less than 2 years My husband bought this set as a gift for me just under 2 years ago. As you can tell, I am a woman and I rarely load the bar with more than 200lbs. For some reason recently, the bar came apart. I tried to screw it back together but, the pieces are stripped and will not screw back together. This is a bar that I was using in my home gym, not at a buisness. I have not even used it on a daily basis over the last 2 years. Quite disappointing that I already need to purchase another 45# bar. As far as the weights go, I have had no issues and that is why I rated it as fair. October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby OneWhoHasShoppedAtDicks Great starter set For the money, this is a great set. $200 to get 300 lbs of weight and a half way decent bar is just what I needed to get into strength training. I'm sure if I had to pay $200-300 for the bar and another $200-300 for weights I wouldn't have jumped right in. The knurl on the bar is good, not too smooth and not too rough. I haven't noticed any overt bar bending over 300lbs yet. The collars are nice and tight. The weight plates aren't works of art, and don't fit the bar that well (a little loose, not too tight) but the built in handles are nice when loading a squat rack at shoulder level. The plates are not regulation diameter. For deadlifts, I just bought 2 bumper plates so the lift is regulation. That way, the bumpers are touching the ground and not the iron plates, which helps protect the surface underneath. All in all a great value and a decent product that withstands some abuse. November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cody Awesome for the Price Any one who is really into working out should get this set. Weights are weights, no need for them to be chrome or colored metal plates. Word from the wise, if you plan on doing cleans with these weights go out and buy a snap ring barbell from Rogue fitness. Make sure it is a snap ring barbell. This bar's bolt on the ends will eventually work itself lose after use of clean and jerks or intense deadlifts. Overal great set. Well worth the money. December 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby Phreynk Price vs Quality Do this: Stare at yourself in the mirror and be perfectly honest. I'm 35, 5' 10", 196lbs. My shot at playing center field for the Giants or middle linebacker for the Bears has passed me. You want an Olympic bar (45lbs) and Olympic weights to use with it. Done. For the price, you get both and don't need anything else. Olympic athletes, bodybuilders, Arnold wannabes are the only ones looking at the specs. I'm looking at my pecs. A hex screw keeps the sleeves on with zero worry about coming off. Personally, I don't use the clamps (included) just because I like to add or subtract weight faster. The knock(s) that I read about said clamps are that they are tough to put on/take off. Perhaps their strength in their hands was the issue all along. Squeeze the clamps tight enough and they slide on/off with zero problems. I workout at the gym, I workout in my garage. The bar and the weights weigh the same. It gets the job done perfectly. February 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Liar Worth the Money! Not much can go wrong with a weight set, and this is a great way to get started with the Olympic style weights. Pros: ~Love the handles - they make my life easier. Especially when it's 1░ outside and the garage isn't much warmer. ~I actually like that the sleeves on the bar are ribbed - I haven't had to use the spring clips to hold the weight on. That mean changing weights is quicker. ~The knurling on the bar is the standard design used in regulation bars. That may seem inconsequential, but I'm using the Starting Strength program as a rank novice and it helps to have the same reference points Rippetoe uses in the book. ~Price! These weights usually go for a buck per pound. This set comes with 245 lbs of weight, so if you're paying less than $245 then you're saving money. Throw in the bar and the spring clips and that is a HUGE savings. Sure it isn't the best bar in the world, but it's adequate for beginners all the way up through intermediate ... and it's basically included in the set for free so I say Yes Please Thank You Very Much. Cons: ~The 45lb plates are not the standard diameter (450 mm). Again, that may not sound like a big deal, but when you're doing deadlifts (you ARE doing deadlifts, aren't you?) you can't rely on these plates to put the bar at the right height off the floor. ~The plates have some sort of enamel coating on them, and it seems like a bunch of sharp metal chips got sealed in here and there. Grab a plate somewhere other than a handle and you risk a cut finger. One of these days I plan to take a hammer and a wood dowel and knock all the "burrs" off. ~The bar fits kind of sloppy in the plates. Not a huge deal (at all), but I like to use the weights without the spring clips, and when the bar is sitting on the floor, the weights tend to lean and not look good. ~One of the spring clips barely fits onto the bar, and is an incredible pain to use. I don't use them anyway, but where's the quality control, am I right? I'm sure Dick's will make it right when I call them about it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. My overall thoughts on this weight set: Worth the Money ... where else you going to go? January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Joe Quality I have purchased 3 of these sets ( cheaper than buying plates individually ) quality seems to be hit or miss. The first was exceptional! No issues adding or removing weights from the bar, powder coat was excellent. The second was horrible. 1/2 the plates didn't fit on the bar. Unfortunately it was faster to get out the die grinder and grind material away than to return them to the store. Now the third set is back to what I expected. Great quality. Now I know it's a bunch of steel plates, you shouldn't expect much, but they should at least fit the bar right? Bottom line. Would buy again (obviously) October 26, 2014