How long will bumper plates last?

How long will bumper plates last?

If so, how long is it? Good bumper plates are have a minimum of a one year warranty. Width, Collar Opening, & Diameter: The diameter of bumper plates should be as close to 450MM as possible as this is the IWF standard. The thinner the plates, the better as it will mean more weight can fit on the bar.

Are bumper plates harder to lift?

I hate to be the one to burst your bumper plate bubble, but deadlifting with bumpers is significantly easier when compared to iron plates. This doesn’t mean that your coveted PR no longer stands. When you PR your deadlift using bumper plates, you obviously still lifted the weight.

What are high temp bumper plates?

Hi Temp bumper plates feature recycled vulcanized rubber plates adhered to stainless steel inserts. While they fit a standard-sized barbell, they are bouncier and less noisy than your dad’s old steel plates. They also have an overhanging outer collar that helps to reduce friction on a bar loaded with multiple plates.

Are bumper plates quieter?

What Makes Bumper Plates Quiet? Bumper plates encase the iron in rubber which dampens noise while also protecting your floor and equipment from damage. Bumper plates are obviously far quieter than the cast iron alternatives.

Can you deadlift with metal plates?

Deadlifts Only Powerlifters use iron or steel plates (powerlifting discs) and typically not bumpers. If they can set new records without breaking plates, then you’ll be fine doing a fraction of that in your garage. Below is Alan Thrall deadlifting some big number with iron plates, specifically the Troy premium plates.

Can you drop metal weights?

Yes, metal and rubber weight plates can break although it isn’t common. The biggest reason plates break is a sharp impact. To prevent damage it’s good to lower your weights in a controlled manner and have good gym flooring.

Can you deadlift with concrete plates?

Though concrete has high compression strength, the way forces would be applied to a plate on a bar being aggressively set down on a heavy deadlift would no doubt break the cement over time. Concrete also is not as dense. This means it will take up more space on the bar and result in less weight you can fit on your bar.

Are concrete plates worth it?

Concrete weights sound cool, but they really aren’t cost effective. if you watch Craigslist or other local sales sites you can usually pick up used weights for under 50 cents a pound. Unless you can get free concrete, you really aren’t you going to be able to beat that.

Why are weight plates so expensive?

These prices are decidedly higher than normal. “They are sold out everywhere. The average cost of dumbbells is somewhere between a dollar and two dollars a pound, so this increase is about supply and demand. Price gouging laws generally only apply to necessary items like food, water, and shelter.

What’s inside a bumper plate?

Lower-end bumper plates are generally made of solid rubber with a steel or brass hub. Competition-grade bumper plates are more compact, with a layer of rubber surrounding a steel core. Bumper plates permit a loaded barbell to be dropped (and to bounce) after a lift, with negligible damage to the floor, plates, and bar.

Are Rogue bumper plates made in China?

Rogue’s plates are from China, they used to be the same as Pendlay, their econ and elite models were identical with different printing. That same old Pendlay elite plate is still the most common large hub bumper plate design sold everywhere.

Who makes bumper plates?

Gear Specs

Brand Hi-Temp
Made In USA Yes
Plate Type Multipurpose
Diameter 445MM
Durometer 75


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.