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Old 03-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
Bob Palmer
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Realistic weight required for oly plates.

Im looking into buying some GOOD quality bumpers. me and my friends will split the costs for them but it is still an aweful lot of money (in the uk; for example, 1 x 25kg york training bumper palte is almost 120)

HOWEVER! I never notice huge amounts of weight used in the oly lifts that would involve dumping the weight (30 reps with 60kg isnt so much in terms of cost)

as we would all be using the weight in turns we only need one quality set so would you say that buying say.. 100kg in Bumpers to start with would be worth it? (buying 2x20kg, 2x10. and then just some good old iron 5kg, 2.5kg and 1.25kgs) this would work out at ROUGHLY - 300 which will slay my student income.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Realistic weight required for oly plates.

100kg of bumpers should treat you well unless you're already a monster. All of my max Oly lifts are under 265# (100kg + bar weight), so personally I'd be fine with that setup. I don't know where your numbers are at, though (or your friend's).
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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Re: Realistic weight required for oly plates.

Bob,

I have emailed you regarding Garage Gym bumpers I'm importing. I think they should be available in the UK in around 8 weeks. All colour, steel insert, available in 10Kg, 15Kg, 20Kg and 25Kg sizes.

Have a look on the GG Store site http://www.theg2scart.com/140KG_G2S_...s-140kgset.htm W/F/S

Don't buy any bumpers in 5Kg or 10lbs sizes, they will bend/ break, especially the Yorks. If you need a full size (450mm) plate in 5Kg or 2.5Kg you need a Hi Tech plate which are super solid plastic but are expensive (150 for the 2.5s, 185 for the 5Kgs). You're probably better off getting a smaller 5kg metal plate + a set of Fractional plates (add up to 5Kgs), this will allow you to micro load the bar.


Drop me a line if I can help,


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Old 03-10-2009, 01:32 AM   #4
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Re: Realistic weight required for oly plates.

RE the hi tech plates mentioned above, those prices are per pair.
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