Author Topic: Bumper plates
Member # 34
posted September 05, 2004 01:34 PMSeptember 06, 2004 01:34 AM
Bumper plates are either made of rubber or are iron with a rubber ring on the outside. If you get the right ones, they are a slightly larger diameter than a standard 45-pound plate so you only need 2. That's 90 pounds to carry around, which can be inconvenient. Better to leave them there if they will let you. You should be able to get them at any large sporting goods store that sells lifting equipment or online. About half the health clubs already have some lying around in the corner.
Put them on first, and add the rest of the plates. That way you can drop the weights without making a big noise. If you plan on competing, you should never actually let the bar go, but hold onto it with a loose grip as you drop it like the weightlifters do when they pretend to lower a weight under control. You must 'attempt to lower the bar under control' to avoid those nasty red lights!
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