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Barbell, History, Olympic weightlifting -

The very first barbells were first used in the 1840’s. Like most things, a lot has changed since the 1800’s.

In the 1840’s barbells were mostly used by circus performers and sideshow acts to demonstrate big feats of strength. These barbells featured fixed weights secured to the barbell ends with no rotation like the barbells we know today. Click here to read more..

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