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How to assemble your Les Mills Pump Barbell and Speed Safety Collars
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How to assemble your Les Mills Pump Barbell and Speed Safety Collars

The Barbell
  • Remove the 2 barbell parts and 2 speed safety collars from the bag they came in.
  • Screw the two barbell pieces together.

The Collars
  • The collars each have a latch that keeps them tight on the barbell. Make sure to open the latch on each of the 2 collars. Do not attempt to put the collars on in the closed latch position.
  • With the latch open, slide the collar onto one of the barbell ends. If it seems like the collar is catching on something, there may be some residual plastic left over from the manufacturing process. Try moving the collar around on the end of the bar to release the plastic that’s in the way. If the collar still seems tight, you can try it on the other side of the barbell, or flip it upside down and insert it from the opposite end.
  • Repeat with the 2nd collar.
  • Once the collars are on, push the latches closed until you hear them lock. If one of the collars feels tight, open and shut the latch a few times to adjust it to your barbell. If the collar won’t lock, try it on the other end of the barbell.

NOTE: The collars are designed to be tight for your safety, but they may need a little "breaking in" for a perfect fit on the barbell. You can help this process along by moving the collars up and down and around the end of the barbell until they slide on easily. It also helps to try the collars on opposite ends of the barbell or even flipping the collars over until you find the right fit. To lock the latches, you may need to rotate the collars around the bar until they finally snap shut. When locked, the collars are now custom-fit for your barbell.
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My collars don't seem like they will ever close. They slide on the bar easily but the levers won't close no matter what I do. How do you get past the bump on the inside without breaking the collars. I've already done what you suggested.
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Anyone else having issues with their weights fitting on the barbell? The hole in my 10 lb plates is not big enough or the same shape...
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My equipment just arrived and I had the same problem with the collars. I thought they were going to break with the amount of force I had to use to get them to close. They didn't snap closed, but eventually went flush so I knew they were good to go. You'll need very strong hands to get these collars to close.
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The first few times I used mine, they were very stiff and difficult to close. I actually had to use my foot. After some use, though, they do break in.

There are a lot of people complaining that their collars that do not seem to click in at all; I actually had this problem with one of mine and was unable to break it in period. Eventually, it started to pop out after finally being clicked in. If you are having this problem, Beachbody customer service is great about replacing the collars for free and will send out a replacement very quickly.
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TurboRachel:
The first few times I used mine, they were very stiff and difficult to close. I actually had to use my foot. After some use, though, they do break in.

There are a lot of people complaining that their collars that do not seem to click in at all; I actually had this problem with one of mine and was unable to break it in period. Eventually, it started to pop out after finally being clicked in. If you are having this problem, Beachbody customer service is great about replacing the collars for free and will send out a replacement very quickly.


I just emailed customer service about this issue. Are the new collars as tight? I don't
expect to hurt myself trying to close the collar and it is extremely difficult. My weights don't slide on easily, either.
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Update to my previous post...after a session of working out with the barbell, I found that the collars opened and closed a lot easier. Don't foresee any further issues.
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I just received my package today and NO Clips! They're missing..has this happened often?
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Well atleast they're fedexing them to me dont really need them the first week anyways
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sometimes it helps in you rotate the collars around the barbell. try to snap them
in different areas, that should work.
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I had exactly the same problem! Mine were so incredibly tight that I thought I was going to break them. I had to use tons of forc. It was really killing my hands. I was pushing so hard! Finally I did get them both to go down but it didn't snap either. They just sort of went flush. I was relieved when they were finally down so I left them on. The next day I popped them open and when I pushed them down again it wasn't quite so hard and they did snap down. They snap everytime now and they're nice and tight. I think it's just that initial pushing down...the seem to shape themselves from there and be just right...mine did that anyway. emoticon
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RE: How to assemble your Les Mills Pump Barbell and Speed Safety Collars
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4/12/12 7:05 AM as a reply to 49331482.
Great info. I'm going to order mine next week. This program looks like exactly what I need! Gotta get these legs much more toned and ready for the cute little skirts and shorts....and of course VEGAS!
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I had no problem assembling the bar and locking the safety collars. However, I noticed that the weights spin as I do reps. Is this normal?
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Yes. Mine do this as well.
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