How much weight can cheap lifting bar handle?
How much weight can cheap lifting bar handle?

[Intro music] Welcome to the Beyond the Press channel. Today we have an experiment where we are going to find out how much this cheap weightlifting bar can handle. I got this free from one cross training gym and the bearings are broken and the end caps are smashed in so I cannot fix this easily so we decided to test it’s limits. The setup is that kind: We have a crane that can lift five tonnes; a scale which is able to measure up to ten tonnes; then we have some lifting stuff here… And I have my remote control which operates the crane so I don’t have to be here if the part breaks. And of course we could life all of this by ourselves but then we couldn’t apply the scale to the mix so we are using the crane: that’s why. Otherwise we could lift everything because we are so fucking strong. [Anni laughs] And what is Anni’s prediction on the weight; how much the bar can handle? “Hmm, three hundred” Anni says 300, I say 540. Yeah, let’s see. So, now everything is ready. There should be 280kg on the bar, and the scale is calibrated, and the lifting straps are, about, in those places you would grab the bar if you are lifting deadlift. So, let’s see. Yeah! Two seventy says our… 270. [Laughing] I wouldn’t lift that! It looks quite bad… Yeah, we have to get something ‘more’. And now we have everything ready. There are some heavy ass weights on the bar… and now we are going to see: will the bar hold? [Laughing] There is now 550kg! [Laughing] That doesn’t look good but we have to add even more. Yeah… At this moment I am again forced to say don’t try this shit at home! This is quite stupid and dangerous… I think we have now probably something like 700kg or 800kg on the bar – and around it… Let’s fucking see. This, urgh… [Anni laughs hysterically] Get Anni in protection! It’s going to be – bad. Urgh. Nooo! We have to load the bar again… We changed to better locks on the end of the bar to prevent that happening again and… Let’s see! About 700kg on the bar and Denmark is lifting! Five hundred… Six hundred… (Wooah) Six hundred and sixty And there- fucking Urgh, there is a bit more on the ground I’m afraid…a bit of my…[indistinct] Seven hundred! If that breaks now my door is… broken… I think that you cannot load enough weight on that bar with this method so we are going to go outside and find something really big, and attach this to that and try lifting… Yeah, we were forced to change our setup and with the forklift we cannot- With the forklift we cannot use our scale but the smaller of those steel parts is about half a tonne and the heavier is heavier… So there is over one tonne and I’m quite sure that the bar cannot handle this. So, I am going to lift it now. [From the forklift] What the?! What the fuck was that?! [Anni laughs] I have to see that! Well, we were forced to add even more weight… Now there is probably, like, 600kg on the right side of the bar, looking from here, and the other one is heavier. And, because the bar bent last time quite well, I’m quite sure that this will be our last lift. [Laughing] I think the bar is ready now! And our forklift pallet also… God damn that is one tough bar! So, we did some math and the larger piece is over one tonne and this about 600kg at the moment. So, there was over one tonne on this cheap bar and it didn’t even break, it just bent so it is quite tough. And now we have cool special bar to squat with! I’m not sure- how good exercise this is. Yeah, I think that is all for today. Thank you for watching, and have a nice day!

64 thoughts on “How much weight can cheap lifting bar handle?”

  1. nasty nate says:

    this experiment is useless. The weight was added to the wrong location. all weight must be added to the sleeves to the end of the bar.

  2. hanzo133 says:

    Hahaha yeah, the definition of a cheap bar here is totally different from the expensive junk we have available in some places in the world… That is one high quality affordable bar o suppose. Great video!

  3. Supercars Of Wichita says:

    Mine didn't do as good, it broke with 30 on each side

  4. Kid Fitness says:

    "Boom! light weight baby"-Bradly Castleberry

  5. 7SeriesDaily says:

    Lunch break

  6. Lucas Perez says:

    Slave interpret capacity other testimony mechanical kitchen regional.

  7. joshua pitts says:

    charity pill as tire cold sudden inside stadium point likely reservation.

  8. girlsdrinkfeck says:

    should of just got eddie hall in to lift it

  9. S1l9o9a0n says:

    When did Kimi Raikonnen start lifting?

  10. KoivuTheHab says:

    I need a stronger bar than that when I lift…

    I once had a competition with my neighbours Caterpillar, I heard that it's still at the shop getting welding done.

  11. Joshua Mariano says:

    This looks like a mad science experiment video. Pretty cool

  12. OxiClean Gets the Tough Stains Out says:


  13. Akiman Barwa says:

    why does this guy sound like Count Von Count from Sesame Street? 1 bar, two bars, threeee bars …muahaha

  14. agarifighter12 says:

    I won't be squatting or dead lifting 250 kilogram so I am okay with cheap ass barbell.

  15. Maz Dela Cerna says:

    I loved this!

  16. M W says:

    To get a snap normally requires an old well used bar. Cheap ones may bend easier but a fresh one is unlikely to snap

  17. paradox 8808 says:

    I go through 25 barbells a year,damn things always break when i warm up with 2 tons on each side

  18. 3Runner95SRB says:

    What bar did you use exactly I'd like to buy one

  19. fatbuddycat says:

    Pssssh. Fake weights bro!

  20. HuckleB680 says:

    Ok I REALLY want to live in your house because I like to masturbate while hanging in a zipline harness and wearing women's coveralls.

  21. Satunnainen Katselija says:

    You can load about 700 kg on the bar with flat full steel plates (not available almost everywhere).

  22. ieat caribou says:

    That’s amazing! I never would’ve believed that if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Great job!

  23. PB 6 says:

    Luckily I didn't wasn't my money on an Olympic power lifting bar. Money in the bank!

  24. Where the heck is my Kummerspeck? says:

    ”Vat da faak voos dät?”

  25. Blaze Red says:

    Should have called Brad Castleberry.

  26. John Legler says:

    If the bar ain’t bending your only pretending

  27. Chris Wertz says:

    Cool video! I don't lift really heavy. I do repetitions. Nice to know I wont need to go broke if I want to go heavier.

  28. Ahmad Aliyu says:

    I enjoyed watching your video man.

  29. allen binion says:

    Ive often wondered…and worried! I have a 30$ Bed bath beyond bar..but before that A 3 piece wal mart bar..held together by tiny metal rivets ya hammer in that always began slipping out!! I got that bastard for forearm twist now.

  30. Mike Smith says:

    Have fun cleaning that shit up

  31. TheRealBen10Trippin _ says:

    was that just a 20 kilo bar?

  32. FC Vitosha Sofia says:

    Russians english is horible 😂😂

  33. Casholicious Butterscotch says:

    In Russia bar lifts you.

  34. Jason Clark says:

    It's hard to understand what he's saying

  35. Gustl von Wittelsbach says:

    If the bar ain't bending you are just pretending.

  36. Deminus says:

    So basically we'll never need something beyond the average lifting bar then, aight.

  37. Ťørɱȩṇ says:

    You can actually buy these special bars, and they are very good for core strength and control. I believe this curved bar was called Buffalo bar, but the curve is just subtle compared to this, and plate holders are straight/horizontal =)

  38. gogglestone says:

    Test to fail channel…

  39. ZOMBIE FOX GAME says:

    I have been extending my wood turning business into metal working slowly over the year getting my first metal lathe soon. Your channels have been a great source of education and fun. This video has a crazy outcome I would have thought the bar would have bent sooner than it did. What is the max safe lifting weight of the forklift?

  40. Mirlind Lezi says:

    In a person the weight Is controlled in the centre of the bar, not where you put le strings

  41. EATSLEEPDRIVE2002 says:

    5:04 I am the ghost of weight bars past

  42. Mongo longo says:

    Cheap lifting bar don’t disappoint

  43. Coats says:

    "…………….. lifting stuff … here ………"

  44. 0MindSwept0 says:

    Lauri: we could lift it ourselves but then we wouldn’t be able to use the scale
    Anni: LOLOLOL

  45. Nick Rawson says:

    Beyond the benchpress

  46. DaFireman33 says:

    What are the specifications of the bar? Is it a 1" handle?

  47. satos1 says:

    I didn't know F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen is in the fitness industry.

  48. KaptCaveman says:

    I said 3000lbs. Leftover bent bar = make a giant boomerang over a field or the frozen lake. Slinging/throwing machine would be the big challenge. Or any giant boomerang material.

  49. Bruno Oliveira says:

    Did you really need to use a crane? Could you just ask Eddie Hall to give you a hand?

  50. Incoming Anarchy says:

    I can do more…

  51. Incoming Anarchy says:

    7:01 My teacher when he sees my test grade

  52. mr stl says:

    Only in pakistan

  53. Nate Lorimer says:

    FALKILNG strlong barlll

  54. J Hemphill says:

    Goes to show that cheap does not always mean poor quality.

  55. Scott W. says:

    Should test various bars. I've permanently bent cheap bars with less than 600lbs. I'd like to know what maker made that "cheap bar"

  56. Cesar Monroy says:

    where can I get a cheap bar like that I'll buy 2 of them for my warm ups and I'm all set.

  57. Alexandre Souza says:

    I can't stop laughing with your crazyness…I love you both!:D

  58. wxcalgary says:

    it said on the barbell max lift : 1000 lb

  59. MrInternet69 says:

    But how about that lifting strap!!!

  60. Naz Von Gates says:

    And this bar was cheap? Like those cap bars on amazon or something?

  61. Moses Gtz. H. says:

    ''Don't try this at home''…. will not, I do not have a lifting bar.

  62. Lucas Kono says:

    When the wights fell of one side it could have caused a dumbbell to fly across the room.

  63. Arnold Garbo Kaufmann says:

    You cheated the lift by using straps

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