Hi all, I am new here, I was wondering how I should read the barbell weight given by the app. For example if it says 20kg, does it mean I have to put a plate of 20kg on each side, or 10 on each side or just the bar, as my bar weights 20kg. TIA
Hey Julie, a big welcome
The weight is ALWAYS the total weight
So if your bar weighs 20kg and you are assigned 20kg, you just use the bar. If you are assigned 25kg, you would add 2.5kg to each end.
Just a note that sometimes the Coach might assign a lighter weight than even your bar. If you don’t have access to a lighter weight of bar, you can just use a plate, or dumbbell or something else suitable
Hope that helps!
Thank you very much Ben
I had the same question - thanks @Ben!