For the Younger Athlete that needs a bar that will give them the same feel of the full size barbell they will one day be using. This bar is 100% aluminum that is machined in our Alabama Factory. We use only the finest material and the same machinery that we use to manufacture our Elite Series Barbells. If you are wanting to get your kid passionate about fitness this bar will help. Weighing 5 lbs it will help your youngster's confidence and technique.