ASTM WK37464

    New Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Externally Loaded Strength Training Equipment, Strength Training Benches, and External Weight Storage Equipment

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.30 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods specify procedures and apparatus used for testing and evaluating externally loaded strength training equipment, strength training benches, and external weight storage equipment for compliance to Specification Fxxx. Both design and operational parameters will be evaluated. Where possible and applicable, accepted test methods from other recognized bodies will be used and referenced. 1.2 RequirementsThis equipment is to be tested in accordance with this test method or Test Methods F2571 for all of the following parameters: 1.2.1 Stability, 1.2.2 Edge and corner sharpness, 1.2.3 Tube ends, 1.2.4 Entrapment and pinch points, 1.2.5 Weight disc retention, 1.2.6 Function of adjustments and locking mechanisms, 1.2.7 Training weight post loading, 1.2.8 Storage weight post loading, 1.2.9 Stop height verification, 1.2.10 Stop load drop test, 1.2.11 Barbell hook dimensions, , 1.2.12 Barbell hook load drop test, 1.2.13 Barbell support/frame impact test, 1.2.14 Intrinsic loading, 1.2.15 Extrinsic loading, 1.2.16 Endurance loading, and 1.2.17 Documentation and warnings verification. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    These test methods are to accompany the specification for externally loaded strength training equipment, strength training benches, and external weight storage equipment.


    fitness; free weight equipment; Olympic bench; plate-loaded fitness equipment

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Harvey Voris


    F08 (14-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3104-2014 and Pending Publication