9 Types of Weight Plates

In this story, I’ll take you through some of the best weight plates to buy in 2023.  Whether you’re looking for bumper plates, steel weight plates, or change plates, here I have you covered.

1. Competition Bumper Plates

These are high-quality bumper plates used in weightlifting competitions. They meet specific weight and dimensional standards set by IWF.  Being expensive they're used in mostly elite-level competitions.

2. Bumper Plates

Rubber bumper are commonly used by weightlifters and CrossFitters who do snatches, clean and jerks, and overhead squats. Designed to be dropped from overhead that means its made more durable.

3. Black Bumper Plates

Made from recycled rubber materials or painted black.  Despite, they maintain the qualities of rubber bumper plates. Those who prioritize sustainability in their fitness equipment, should buy these.

4. Powerlifting Metal Plates

Designed with specific colours and lettering to help quickly identify the weights ranging from 0.25kg to 25kg, making it convenient to identify the total weight on the bar. These are best suited for powerlifting.

5. Cast Iron Plates 

These plates have a distinctive "deep dish" design, which refers to a wider gripping area on the larger plates, making them easier to carry, load. These are meant for powerlifitng.

6. Calibrated Iron Plates

These plates are manufactured with strict precision and undergo rigorous testing to ensure their weight is accurate and standardized.  These are designed to meet specific weight standards set by International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).

7. Rubber Weight Plate

These are cast iron plates coated with rubber.  The rubber coating prevents damage to the plates and the floor, and the enhanced grip makes handling the plates more comfortable during workouts.

8. Urethane Plates

Urethane bumper plates are known for their long-lasting durability and resistance to wear and tear, making them a popular choice in commercial gyms. They offer similar benefits to rubber bumper plates.

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