SOLID RUBBER COMPOUND OLYMPIC BUMPER WEIGHT PLATES - The rubber design protects gym floors from impact damage if dropped from a height, helping with confidence during those heavier lifts.
COMPATIBLE WITH 2 INCH OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING BARBELLS - The Olympic Bumper Plates are fitted with a 2 inch / 50mm Holes for use with heavy duty Olympic style barbells, allowing for a heavier weight load. The holes are designed with a stainless-steel rim for more efficient and smoother plate changes.
COMPETITION STANDARD 450MM DIAMETER WEIGHT PLATES – The bumper weights are all 450mm in diameter. This helps ensure the correct starting height when practicing olympic powerlifting moves such as deadlifts and cleans. This also ensures an equal distribution of shock absorption across all weights along the bar to protect the weight plates during droppages.
IDEAL FOR COMPOUND, FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT PATTERNS - Olympic Powerlifting recruits compound muscle movements that are ideal for functional fitness and strength in everyday life. Using Olympic style lifts as part of a strength and conditioning routine can be beneficial to all types of athletes, which is why they are so popular within the crossfit community.
RANGE OF WEIGHTS SOLD SEPARATELY – The weight plates come in a variety of sizes from 5kg to 25kg, sold separately as singles, pairs or as well as combination sets. Please check the drop down menu when placing your order. Lifetime Warranty Included with all bumper plates.
Body Revolution Olympic Bumper Weight Plates
What is an Olympic Bumper Plate?
Olympic weight plates can come in different varieties, from solid rubber to cast Iron, steel or urethane. Unlike standard weight plates for cardio and general strength and conditioning training, Olympic bumper plates are designed for use with thicker, more heavy duty and durable Olympic barbells. Because of the loading capabilities of an Olympic bar, bigger, heavier weights can be added for pure strength training, which is ideal for Olympic lifts which require compound, functional and explosive movement patterns.
Why are Olympic Bumper Plates so much Bigger than Standard Weight Plates?
Firstly, for competition purposes, the 45cm / 450mm diameter raises the bar shaft to a standard height of 211mm for starting positions. Also, due to the presumed heavy weight loading on the Olympic style bar, it is important that all plates are evenly distributed along the sleeve. Having a universal plate or disc diameter prevents any jerking of weights during heavy lifts as it reduces the effects of any slack from uneven weight plates. Also, it helps to prevent damage to the plates when dropping the bar from height, as the plates distribute the shock load more evenly.
Why Rubber Bumper Plates?
The Solid rubber compound is designed to protect floors from impact damage during heavy lifts, making them ideal for use in home gyms, garages as well as commercial gyms and crossfit studios. The rubber compound allows for heavy weights to be dropped from height, giving additional confidence when trying to perfect form on movements such as the squat, clean & jerk, press and snatch without the worry of causing damage, making the bumper plates ideal for weightlifting beginners and professional powerlifting enthusiasts.
Slimline Design for Increased Load Capacity
To cope with modern training demands, we have designed the Olympic bumper plates with a more slimline body, allowing for increased load capacity on Olympic barbells to help continuously build strength and increase muscle mass.