What are Barbell Screw Collars?
Barbell screws are used to secure barbells. They come in various sizes and types. There are also different brands of barbell screws. The most common type of barbell screw is the 1/2″ diameter type which is commonly called “standard” or “standard”. Standard size screws have a thickness of .125″ and they are usually made from stainless steel. The other type of barbell screw is the 3/4″ diameter type which is commonly called “wide” or “wide”. Wide size screws have a thickness of .188″ and they are usually made from aluminum. Some manufacturers use both types of screws. These two types of screws differ because wide screws tend to be stronger than standard ones while standard ones tend to be lighter and cheaper.
Why Use Barbell Screw Collars?
The purpose of using barbell screw collars is to prevent your hands from getting injured when lifting weights. If you don’t use them properly, then you might get hurt due to overuse injuries. You need to make sure that your hands do not become too sore after heavy training sessions. Also, if you want to lift heavier weights, then it would be better if your hands do not get injured during these workouts.
Where to Buy Barbell Screw Collars?
You can buy barbell screw collars at various sporting goods stores. You can also find them on the internet. Make sure that you buy collars that are suitable for your particular brand of barbells. You can buy both standard and wide size collars depending on what you prefer. If you decide to buy wide size collars, then make sure that the barbells you have are the same size.
Barbell Clamp Collars:
Barbell clamp collars are also called “spin lock” barbell collars as they have a locking mechanism which prevents the collar from falling off the bar. They have the advantage of staying put when you are using them.
They also do not require any special tools to put them on or take them off. All you have to do is slide them on and twist. They also stay in place without coming loose as long as you are using them.
Why Use Barbell Clamp Collars?
Using barbell clamp collars is a good way to make sure that your barbells do not get moved or jostled. They also stay put when you are using them so they don’t get in the way. You can use them whether you are at a home or at a gym. They are often used by people who have a home gym or professional gym. They are lighter than other types of collars which allows you to use them when lifting heavier weights.
Where to Find Barbell Clamp Collars?
You can find barbell clamp collars at most sporting goods stores or on the internet. You can even buy them at department stores that carry a wide range of sporting goods supplies. As with other types of collars, make sure that the collar is suitable for your barbells. You can find them in both standard and wide sizes. Also, make sure that you get the right number of collars needed for your barbells.
Barbell Spring Collars:
Barbell spring collars are spring loaded clamps that fit over your barbells. They have a small coil spring inside which tightens them when they are released.
These collars can be tightened or loosened by turning a small nut on the outside of them. These collars can be adjusted to fit tightly on your barbells. They do not require any special tools and can be tightened or loosened by hand.
Why Use Barbell Spring Collars?
Spring collars are designed to stay in place when you use them. You do not have to worry about them moving as you are lifting heavy weights with them. They also provide a tight grip on the barbell which helps you from dropping the weight accidentally. They are less likely to cause injury as the weight drops because they do not come off the bar.
Where to Find Barbell Spring Collars?
Spring collars can be bought from most sporting goods stores or you can buy them on the internet. Make sure that you get spring collars that are suitable for your brand of barbells. They come in both standard and wide sizes. You can also buy them in different lengths to accommodate your barbells. You can use one collar or you can stack them on top of each other for even more security.
Barbell Spring Clip Collars:
Barbell spring clip collars are a combination of the spring clip and the barbell clamp collar. These collars have a tight grip like a clamp but also have a quick release feature like a spring collar.
They have a small metal lever inside that you pull to quickly remove the collar. They tighten down when you lift and release when you lower the weight. They are designed to fit on a range of bar sizes so that they do not move or jostle when you are lifting heavy weights.
Why Use Barbell Spring Clip Collars?
Spring clip collars provide the advantage of not moving when you are lifting heavy weights. They tighten down when you lift and then release when you lower the weight. They are suitable for use in both home and professional gyms. They can be used with Olympic barbells as well as standard barbells. You do not need any tools to adjust or remove them from the bar.
Where to Find Barbell Spring Clip Collars?
Spring clip collars can be bought from most sporting goods stores or you can buy them on the internet. You can buy them in different sizes to accommodate your barbells. Some of them come with small barrels that you can slide onto your barbell to ensure a tight fit without the need for tools. You can also get them in both standard and wide sizes.
Barbell Collars Summary
Barbell collars are designed to secure a barbell in place when it is not in use. They are designed not to move on the bar no matter how much weight is on the bar.
They are also designed to stay on the bar so that they do not get damaged when the bar is dropped. There are several types of collars available that all serve a different purpose. If you have any questions about how to use any of these collars, please contact customer service at the store where you purchased your barbells or fitness equipment.
Sources & references used in this article:
Exercise device by TM Uyeda – US Patent 4,579,337, 1986 – Google Patents
Flexible barbell bar by RW Hornbostel – US Patent 4,921,246, 1990 – Google Patents
Barbell collar system by BB Brasch, ES Hopperstad – US Patent 10,107,317, 2018 – Google Patents
Barbell collar by C Gangemi, A Bevacqua – US Patent 10,737,132, 2020 – Google Patents
Self locking clamping collar by H Morel – US Patent 4,381,585, 1983 – Google Patents