Olympic Bar Collars, Spring Collars & OSO Barbell Collars
Different types of Olympic Bar Collars
Why Use Barbell Collars?Barbell collars are necessary to keep bumper plates or weight plates in alignment and on the barbell when lifting. The benefit of barbell collars are several. Using barbell collars will actually improve your performance, protect bumper plates bars and surrounding items from damage, and lessen the amount of noise produced when plates are dropped to the floor
When the bumper plates are held tightly together in alignment by collars, impact from dropping weights is shared equally by the plates and bar. When plates are dropped and absorb impact at strange angles often the force will be enough to warp the plate or start the process of dislodging the insert from the plate. The load is more balanced and therefore easier to control.