Barbell collars are typically used in weight lifting to prevent the barbell from slipping out of your hand. These devices are typically made of metal or plastic and can be embedded in the bar. They can also be wrapped around one's wrists to prevent losing grip when bending down, which is often associated with a slipped and dropped weight. As such, they should not only protect against grip failure but also provide greater safety for those engaging in weight loading exercises such as flat pressing or bench pressing even more so for those who happen to drop the weight on their legs instead.
Why you should always put barbell collars on the bar?
Barbell collars should always be attached to the barbell because of the possibility of slipping and dropping weight. Doing this will prevent a person from getting hurt or injuring themselves if the weight slips out of their hands and falls on their legs. It also adds extra safety for those who are doing flat-pressing or bench pressing exercises by preventing any grip failures.
How do you measure a barbell for a collar?
Detecting what size collar to use is often a bit difficult. One method of measuring barbells for collars is by using the diameter of the bar. The plate size that can be held on the collar will depend on how big or small this diameter is.
How to put on barbell collars?
To put on barbell collars, start by adjusting the bar to the height that you prefer. The bar should be at a height where the head of the collar will come even with your chin if you are standing upright. Now take hold of each collar and place it over the end of the barbell. Make sure that both clamps are facing up and then tighten them by twisting in opposite directions. By doing this, you have completed installing your new collars!
How to clean barbell collars?
To clean your new barbell collars, use a toothbrush and dish soap. Dip the toothbrush in the soap and then scrub them with the bristles of the brush. Keep doing this until it is shiny, before rinsing them under water for a few moments. Afterwards, use a towel or rag to dry off any wet areas.
How to check barbell collars are in a good condition?
The teeth should be smooth and there should be no cracks on the edge. The barbell collars are generally made out of metal and plastic. If you have a metallic collar, you can tap it against the side of the bar to find any rough edges or burrs that would prevent it from clamping properly. If your collar is made out of plastic, you should check to see if it has any cracks in it.