York 7ft Chrome Olympic Bar

SKU 2979

YORK has developed a range of bars for the club and sporting performance.

Within these designs specific measures have been taken to ensure tolerances and weight limits are to the highest standard. The materials used enables the bars to be durable, functional and last for years.

This inexpensive, general purpose gym bar is intended for home use.

(Static Lifts Only)

The York Barbell 7' Olympic bar, is manufactured in our York Barbell factory in Canada. Made from quality solid North American Steel and then chrome plated it is the ideal Olympic bar for home use.

Weighing 20 KG, the bar is designed for static lifts* and is a great option for more advanced home use training. Max weight for the bar is 320 KG.

Training at home with a quality York Barbell will help you, lose fat, gain lean body mass, and improve your general fitness and health levels.

Exercises can be performed with the barbell itself (it weights 20 KG) or you can add some Olympic 2" Plates to increase the intensity. Remember the spring collars or bulldog collars to keep those plates in place. 

Adding a bar to your home workout programs is perfect for those that can not get to the gym or feel its too expensive. Workouts can be performed in the comfort of your own home away from your busy schedule. 


Key Features

  • Solid North Amercian Steel Construction
  • Length 7 FT (2133 mm)
  • 30mm Hand Grip Diameter
  • Knurled Grip
  • Chrome plated 2" end Sleeves for Olympic 2" Plates
  • Maximum Load - 320 KG
  • Item Weight - 20KG


Try these 10 exercises with your new York Olympic Bar. 

1 Squat

Stand up, feet shoulder-width apart, place the barbell straight on shoulders.

Flex at the hip and then bend your knees and go all the way down as if you were sitting on a chair until your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Lean your torso forward so that your heels are unstable on the ground. Then get back to the initial position without locking your knees at the end of the movement. All this must be performed with a straight back at all times.


2 Lunges
Place the barbell straight on your shoulders. With one foot in front of the other, bend your rear knee and direct it toward the floor. Do not force your front knee to go forward. Repeat the movement without moving your legs.

3 Lying Press
Whilst lying on a bench hold the barbell above your chest with palms facing forward and elbows bent. Push the load upward to the full range of motion, keeping it in the same plane at all times.

Don't lift your body or overextend at the end of the movement. Vary this exercise by using a different grip on the bar.

A wide grip will work the external parts of the pectorals.

A close grip will work the triceps and the inside parts of the pectorals.


4 Stiff-Leg Deadlift
Standing and with feet shoulder-width apart hold the barbell in your lowered arms in front of you. Bend forward at the waist by flexing the hip, keeping your back flat and your head looking up.

Tighten your buttocks and lock your knees while bending forward. Ensure you stop going down the moment you feel your hamstrings fully stretched and go back to the starting position.


5 Crunches
Lying down on your back hold the barbell on your chest with both hands. Straighten your arms toward the ceiling. Slowly raise one side of your shoulders and upper back, concentrating on your obliques and slowly return to the starting position. Then switch sides.


6 Biceps Curls
Standing with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent grip the barbell shoulder width apart palms facing forward. Lift the barbell by flexing at the elbow joint until you reach a full bicep contraction. Then lower the bar in a controlled way to the starting position. 


7 Shrugs

Standing with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Gripping the bar shoulder width apart lift your shoulders straight up towards your ears, without bending the elbows Slowly lower the bar back down in a controlled fashion to the starting position. 


9 Military Press
Standing with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent, grip the barbell in front of your shoulders with your palms forward, and slowly push it upward. You are looking to prevent lifting your shoulder blades in this movement. Then return to the starting position in a controlled manner.


11 Upright Rows
Standing, with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent grip the barbell shoulder width apart starting with the bar below your waist. Lift straight upward through your shoulder joint, bending the elbows and bringing the barbell up to your chin and then slowly lower the weight down in a controlled movement.


Product Notes:

  • *Not designed for Olympic style movements where the bar is dropped.
  • Designed for static exercises only.
  • We advise tightening the bolts at the end of each session.
  • Do not leave your bar loaded on racks for long periods of time. 
  • Store your bar safely. 


York Barbell have been manufacturing barbells since 1932 to the highest standards. All Olympic bars come with 12 months warranty against manufacturing faults.

Warranty covers structural integrity only, it does not include;

  • Bending
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Rusting
  • Bars stored with weights loaded on the rack
  • Bars used outside
  • Bars not dropped on a suitable flooring (York Lifting Platforms or 30 mm rubber flooring)
  • Negligent usage or abusive dropping of the bar 
  • Dropping the bar on spotting arms, power rack pins, benches and boxes
  • Excessive dropping with Iron plates or damaged bumper plate

Only Elite Olympic Competition and Olympic Training Bars should be used for Olympic lifting movements. 

Any warranty claim on a York Bar will be reviewed by our quality control team on a case by case basis. Please bear in mind most issues can be traced back to negligent usage rather than any manufacturing or product issue. Please ensure you purchase the correct barbell for your facilities requirements.



Brand York Fitness
Usage Home Use, Commercial Use
Condition Brand New
Warranty 12 months parts and labour warranty