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Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weight Set

$219.99
Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weight Set - Dick's Sporting Goods
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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.
FEATURES:

  • 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

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Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 10793623

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4.4 out of 5áby 428 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5áby 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 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 :( Bent the bar at 255. Now its unusable weights just slide off the end July 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby 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 5 out of 5áby 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 4 out of 5áby 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 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
Rated 2 out of 5áby 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 Best weight set for the price! After nearly a month with this set I have been very satisfied and would purchase it again if needed. Here are my thoughts: PLATES: - The convenience of grip plates is the biggest reason to buy this set especially at such a great price! You'll be hard pressed to find a better deal on another 300lb grip set or a non-grip set for that matter. - As other reviewers have mentioned, the plates are not standard size plates (in terms of diameter). But, standard or not, put in the hard work and lift and you'll still get results so it's not a big deal. - Also, as some have mentioned, the plates may be off +/- a pound. I weighed my plates and all but two were as stated. The two that weren't were over by less than a pound. Again, I didn't see this as a major issue and believe it's fine as long as it's +/- a pound of the stated weight. Go to any commercial gym and weigh their plates and chances are from gym to gym or even within that gym you'll find discrepancies with the weight of their plates. So unless you're competing in power lifting where the calibrations are nearly 100% accurate than these plates should be fine. - I checked my plates for burs as other reviewers noted this may be an issue. A few of my plates had burs I had to clear out but nothing major that takes away from their value and intended use. - Some had issues with their plates fitting on their bar. I didn't have any issues at all and found that all my plates fit perfectly. - The plates look great and have a nice finish to them. I'm sure over time the paint job will start to chip and they won't look as nice but again this is a value set. But, if you're busting your butt in the gym every day, chances are you're more concerned with your aesthetics and not the aesthetics of some weight plates. Whose gym is going to look nice and new if they're hitting the weights hard regularly anyway? BAR: - Yes, it is a cheap bar as many others have already mentioned. You'll want to invest in a better quality bar if you don't already have one. I have the Cap Barbell OB-86PB and love it! But, this bar is really just a bonus as the plates and the price of this set is what makes it worthwhile. - My bar came in at 45lbs whereas others seemed to have issues with the weight of their bar being between 30-35lbs. Again, cheap bar, value set, so things aren't going to be perfect. Without the bar the plates are already a steal. $209 for 255lbs of weight (not including the bar), that's less than a dollar a pound. Plates are typically a dollar a pound if not more depending on the brand, type, etc. - The sleeves on my bar are threaded and that is a negative for me in this case. The threading is very sharp and if you're not careful loading/unloading the weights you can get cuts/scratches or metal slivers in your fingers. I'm not sure if this was an issue with others who purchased this set. I purchased a similar weight set years ago and had the same issue with the bar that came with that set so I made sure to examine this bar carefully. Fortunately for me I have my Cap bar so I don't worry about this as I don't use this bar anyway. If you have no other option and find the threading to be an issue as well, I would suggest using a file to smooth out the the threading. - According to Dick's the bar is rated at 600lbs but that may be a very generous rating as one reviewer noted it failed at about 300lbs and others had issues with the durability of their bars as well. Regardless, the less than spectacular bar doesn't outweigh the amount of weights you receive at this price point and the overall value of this set. SPRING COLLARS: - Others noted issues with their collars not fitting properly, etc. but mine were fine and fit my bar perfectly with no issues. - I also prefer shorter collars which these are that came with my set. OVERALL THOUGHTS: I highly recommend purchasing in-store if you have a local Dick's as they charge an arm and a leg for shipping online! I initially planned to order online because I had a 10% online-only discount and they had a deal on shipping at that time. However, after clicking everything shipping still came out to nearly $200 which was insane! So I decided to just go to my local Dick's. Once there I asked if they would honor my 10% coupon since it was online only and the manager just decided to give me $25 off which was more than the coupon. On top of that she let me use another coupon I had for $10. So I ended up paying $174 before taxes which was awesome! Overall, this was an excellent purchase (despite the shortcomings) for anyone looking to make gains and is on a budget. The quality is inconsistent as the set has been hit or miss for many as stated in their reviews. But, for the price and overall value it's well worth picking up and just contacting Dick's if you have any issues. Also, very happy and appreciative of my local Dick's store fore being so accommodating and making this deal even sweeter for me! April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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
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