What is olympic dumbbell?

Is it a kind of dumbbell or just a dumbbell brand name?

Is it something different from ordinary dumbbell?

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    Did you Google it? If not then you should. Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 5:31
  • @HelpingHands Of course I did. I couldn't find an answer
    – user67275
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 5:35
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is easy to google
    – FredrikD
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 8:44
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    I'm voting to keep it open. I've never heard of an olympic dumbbell, and Google only yields results for shopping and reviews. It isn't immediately clear if it's a brand or a class of equipment.
    – Alec
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 8:51
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    @FredrikD lots of things are easy to google, but we're (or at least I am) here to provide high quality source based answers, and that can be difficult to find via a google search.
    – Eric
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 12:02

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As I heard of it the first time, I thought that would be a joke as I just knew about olympic barbells aka Bars with a specific diameter for holding olympic plates ex. Eleiko etc. on them.

After looking around I noticed those dumbbells where you can do the same: Dumbell bars for Olympic plates, holes no less than 2" (50.8mm). On Amazon you can buy some of these. http://www.amazon.com/Olympic-Dumbbell-Handles-sold-Pair/dp/B002OB2BT6

  • Let me just slap some 20kg Eleiko plates on those dumbbells, and I'm ready to curl!
    – Alec
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 9:32
  • Why not... you can do some one arm snatches too ... try those ... are awesome :-).
    – mitro
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 9:46
  • I do them with a regular barbell for whole body strengthening, never considered dumbbells though... would be fun. One arm benching would be challenging too ..
    – mitro
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 9:48

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