Are bumper plates worth it?

Are bumper plates worth it?

If you are doing big movements, CrossFit, or Olympic style lifts, you’ll definitely want to invest in a set of bumper plates. You will end up dropping your bar regularly. Without bumper plates, you will damage your weights and your floor. If you are doing any barbell work at all, bumper plates are the right way to go.

Are bumper plates more expensive?

Competition & Training Bumper Plates Competition discs like the Rogue Olympic plates are thinner, more durable, and significantly more expensive than basic bumpers.

What is the point of bumper plates?

Bumper plates are solid rubber plates with an iron hub in the center to shape and protect the center hole. They are made for dropping from as high as overhead, for the clean-and-jerk and snatch, the two olympic lifts done at at weightlifting competitions, the Olympic Games and Crossfit Games.

Do I need bumper plates for power cleans?

As long as they are stored flat and not leaning against the wall or something, they will be just fine.

Are rubber weight plates good?

Rubber Weight Plates The finish ensures that the plates are longer lasting and harder wearing. One step up within this section is urethane coated plates. These are generally the same dimensions and shape as rubber plates, but are much more durable and less susceptible to markings and cosmetic damage.

Are metal plates heavier than rubber?

A 45# steel plate weighs the same as a 45# rubber bumper, and both weigh the same as 45# of feathers. There is surely some scientific reason why some of you honestly think that steel plates feel heavier than bumper plates.

How much is 1 plate on each side?

A plate at the gym for weightlifting weighs 45 pounds. When people refer to a one, two, three, four, five, or six plate lift, they’re most often talking about that many plates per side of the bar, plus the 45-pound bar itself. A one-plate lift, then, is 135 pounds. Two plates is 225 pounds.

Are bumper plates heavier?

Your plates may well actually be slightly lighter. Have you weighed them? Assuming you have weighed the bumpers and the metal plates and found them to be the same (or at least close enough), the difference is one of perception. After a few seconds or so, those bumpers will feel just as heavy as the metal plates.

How long do bumper plates last?

If you mean the Bumper plates, then some last forever and others may only last a few years or a few months. In my case, all my bumper plates purchased over the previous five years showing signs of wear and tear but still fully usable. In the past, I have broken a few cheap flimsy ones.

Are bumper weights lighter?

The bumper weights always seem lighter and I tend to be able to lift heavier with the bumper weights. I struggle with the same weight (or around that weight (usually less)) at the normal gym.

Do rusted weights weigh more?

Yes,it gains weight. When rust forms the mass of the iron object is increased with the mass of the oxygen. It gains weight as rust is iron oxide a molecule that consist of iron and oxygen.

How can I increase my weight with dumbbells?

9 ways to make dumbbells heavier after you’ve maxed out

  1. Do higher reps. I know, I know.
  2. Take shorter rest intervals.
  3. Rotate to barbell lifts.
  4. Use better form & stop cheating.
  5. Do more challenging variations.
  6. Add chains to the dumbbells.
  7. Make your own DIY dumbbells for home.
  8. Ask your gym to buy heavier dumbbells.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.