EZ Bar Types
There are multiple types of EZ bars to fit different uses, weight plates, and budgets. Three of the most common types are the 1-inch EZ bar, the Olympic EZ bar, and the super EZ bar.
1-Inch EZ Bar
With 1-inch diameter ends, this bar only works with weight plates that have a 1-inch diameter hole in the center. So it’s most commonly found in home gyms.
Typically, 1-inch EZ bars are 47-48 inches in length. They are also lighter and less expensive than other varieties. But they’re not as robust, with a weight capacity of 100-200 lbs (45-90 kg).
For 1-inch EZ bars, there are two types of ends available; threaded or smooth.
With this type, a threaded lock collar prevents the weight plates from sliding off. But if the collar is too loose, the plates wobble. And if it’s too tight, the weights don’t rotate which changes the feel of the exercise.