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I have a fitness tool which is somewhat between barbell and dumbbell. I don't know what this is called.

It is a bar that is 60cm (24 inches) long and is supposed to hold a steel plate or plates to add weights. It should be held by 'two hands' but is too short to be called 'barbell.'

What is this called?

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    60cm is quite short short are you sure it's not a dumbbell? do you have pictures? – Aequitas Jan 5 '16 at 3:04
  • google.ee/… something like this? – s3v3ns Jan 5 '16 at 19:23
  • maybe big boy bars however you say they should be held by two hands these are clearly meant for one hand. – Aequitas Jan 5 '16 at 21:13
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It could just be a short barbell. They're usually used for exercises like straight bar curls which require a barbell but not necessarily long ones since you don't have to use a rack like you would for squatting or pressing/bench pressing, and can be done without a wide grip.

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I made 2 of these to use for dumbbell squats. It allows the weights to clear my knees going up and down. So the bar is a one handed thing.

  • But what is the name? – Sean Duggan Mar 21 '16 at 16:06
  • Post a photo. Is it home made? – Jon robert Mar 23 '16 at 15:17
  • You may have intended to post that comment to the main question... – Sean Duggan Mar 23 '16 at 15:33

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