Bumper Plates ... Why?

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by LivEx, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. LivEx

    LivEx Member

    During my pandemic search for weights on craigslist/offerup I've seen quite a few people selling bumper plates. I've also seen them at cross fit gyms but I'm not fluent in that language...

    I'm assuming damage from weight drops, which there's padding for? But I see they take up so much room on the bar!

    What advantages are there for bumper plates?


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  2. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    They're good for Olympic lifts where you might need to drop the bar. There's not enough room on a bar for something like deadlift though.
     
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  3. LivEx

    LivEx Member

    I hear you. Its a damn shame cause they look pretty sexy! (been looking @ weights all week):cool:

    Someone has used color ones like this for $1/lb on Offerup but the deadlift spacing is the deal killer.



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  4. Can u repost? Someone here will find that info valuable right now
     
  5. SomeRandoGuy

    SomeRandoGuy Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Had no idea. Thanks! Guess I didn’t do enough research. I doubt I’ll be pushing the limits anytime soon but better planning for the long run. Not like anyplace has them in stock right now.
     
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  6. LivEx

    LivEx Member

    Who would've thought this pandemic would equate to gold for gym products. A dude out here has a 5,000 sq/ft warehouse of used gym equipment and is pretty much sold out except ellipticals and 1 movement machines. Weights, bars, racks, db's (even those 2lb pink db's) all gone!!

    Every crisis will have winners and losers...
     
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