Being fat sucks. Any grossly overweight person can tell you that. Most people cite time as being the major reason while they can’t make it to the gym. With this Top-Loading Barbell concept from Sun Ho Sin, getting in an out of the gym could be quicker than ever. Extra seconds are easily spent racking and un-racking weights (according to proper gym etiquette) and it could be a more streamlined process at best.
Pretty self explanatory from the picture above, each weight loads from the top and then locks into place. I would like to see a side by side video of this design in action to tell whether or not it really is faster than traditional barbells. Either way, it’s a truly innovative design that I hope picks up some traction as well as getting some love from 24 Hour Fitness.