Curl Bar Weight with Plates
Now you know the empty curl bar weight for various barbell types. But what about when you add weight plates?
If you have a curl bar with an even and exact weight, like 20 lbs, then adding the weight plates is pretty straightforward. You multiply each weight plate by two and add that to the bar weight.
However, the mental math gets much more complicated if you have one of those bars with a funky starting weight, like 22.8 lbs. So here’s a calculator to make it easier for you to find the weight of the curl bar with weight plates.
Curl Bar Weight Calculator
This calculator helps you find the weight of your curl bar plus any combination of weight plates.
First, select the units and enter the starting weight of your curl bar. Then choose the number of plates on each side of the bar and the weight of each plate.