An Olympic Barbell Set is one of the most effective muscle building tools you'll invest in. Depending on your barbell exercise program, it can add slabs of lean muscle to your upper body with basic building block exercises like bench presses and deadlifts and will equally strengthen and thicken the legs with exercises such as squats. Any professional bodybuilder or powerlifter knows the ins and outs of the Olympic barbell better than any other equipment in the gym. The OSHB 300 lb. Olympic Weight Set from CAP Barbell includes 255 lbs. of cast iron Olympic grip plates allowing the user to safely load and unload plates from the bar utilizing the multiple grip handles cast into each plate. With a 51.5" inside gripping area between the collars, the 7' chrome Olympic barbell bar can be incorporated into any squat rack or Olympic bench press. Medium grade diamond knurling insures a solid grip while performing heavy Olympic lifts while not being too abrasive to the palms. Bar is chrome plated for esthetic appeal. A pair of Olympic spring collars are included that will securely hold the weight plates onto the weight bar during all your weightlifting routines.