Any reason I cant do sledge hammer levers with a barbell?

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  1. Rager Ivan White Belt

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    Other than getting weird looks in my noob gym (they can all f**** off, I don't care)
    Obvs, I put weight just on one end and secure it and do this type of thing

     
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    A standard olympic barbell weighs 45 lbs/20 kg and is 7.2 ft/2.2 m long. Are you sure you want to lever an object as unwieldy and heavy as that?
     
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    This. My buddy is a strongman competitor and even he would say a barbell is a bit much for counter leverage, spacing, etc. Especially since using a lever, you want it weighted at one end and not the other so there is little assistance to your muscles working. Grab a sledge, or if you are hell bent on using 45lbs OP, forge weld 45lbs to an iron handle.
     
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