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Free weights, such as weight plates, have several significant benefits compared to weightlifting resistance machines. The biggest difference is the ability to move the Olympic weights however you see fit. Unlike weight machines, you aren't limited to a fixed position, and free weights also require more control from the user. Free weights can lead to highly effective results when used correctly and safely. With proper technique, more muscle groups are worked, building muscles faster. Another benefit is that an Olympic weight plate set is compact and, combined with a storage rack, will keep your workout environment spacious and tidy.
Weight plates are versatile weightlifting equipment used with almost any strength training exercise. You can use a weight plate set on its own or by equipping it with a barbell. One exercise you can do without a bar is the front shoulder raise by raising the plate in front of you while keeping your arms straight. Other examples include the chest squeeze press, which works the pecs and triceps, and squats while holding the plates. Using a barbell with an Olympic weight set gives you more weightlifting exercise choices. With a bar, you can perform deadlifts, bent-over rows, overhead presses, and much more.
If you want to mix and match different types of weight plates for your workout, you can do so! For instance, you can try a bumper plate with an iron plate, a tri-grip plate with a rubber crumb plate, a bumper plate with a tri-grip plate etc. You may be considering mixing weight plates to save money or experience the benefits of both types. It is, however, essential to consider the drawbacks and benefits. You must always ensure the weight plates are securely attached, they are suitable for the barbell, and the weight is evenly distributed. Likewise, if you consider using the same plate type but different weights on either side of the barbell, it's vital to take extra care. Uneven barbells can target specific muscles and improve imbalances, but they can be dangerous if not operated safely and correctly.
We're proud to offer our customers the perfect choice of fitness equipment so they can choose the products that suit them best. Several of our weight plates come in sets or as standalone purchases, allowing you to shape your commercial or home gym as you see fit. Single plates are best if you are missing a size, have limited space, don't require an extensive weights collection, or have no intention of using weights of a specific size. However, a weight set is highly recommended for people serious about weightlifting or gyms that require multiple products in their free weights area. Weight sets help you save hundreds of pounds while providing you with all the sizes you need. Purchasing a weight set is a far more convenient and long-term investment, avoiding having to buy many plates spread out across multiple purchases.
At PowerGym Fitness, we are delighted to be able to offer a range of Olympic weight plates designed to meet your different bodybuilding goals. You can use our weight plate sets with 2" Olympic bars, such as a 7ft Olympic bar. They feature an exceptional finish quality, providing your professional gym or home setup with the commercial-quality it deserves. These are must-have Olympic weight set products for anyone looking to build muscle strength and power.
We offer both bumper weight plates and tri-grip weight plate sets. Our competition bumper plates are colour-coded for easy identification and are rugged and durable for any workout environment. When used, there is a reduction in noise and vibration, and neither the floor nor Olympic weights will be damaged by impact. The Rubber Crumb Weight Plates range is new to our collection of bumper plates. These weight sets use crumb rubber technology to dissipate the impact, giving you 10,000-30,000 drops and reducing stress on the lifting bars. Our tri-grip weight plates will fit onto any Olympic bar, machine or attachment and feature a design that allows for a quick changeover when adjusting weights.
The PowerGym weight plates come in singles and pairs or can be bought as an Olympic weight set – please view the description of each product for more information or contact us for a bespoke solution.
Our range of weight plates is most effective when paired with a PowerGym barbell.
When purchasing weight plates for your gym or home setup, you will usually find two options: standard and Olympic. Standard weight plates have a 1-inch hole in the centre, while Olympic sets will have a 2-inch hole. This corresponds to whether a standard or Olympic barbell can be attached to the weight plate. Standard weight sets are incompatible with Olympic bars, but Olympic weight plates can be used on standard barbells and Olympic bars. At PowerGym, our weight plates support both standard and Olympic barbells.
Olympic bars have several benefits over standard bars. First, as mentioned above, they are flexible as they can be used for standard weight and Olympic plates. They are also thicker and often have grip-style handles, providing increased durability and making moving and storing them easier. Most competitive weightlifters are commonly found using Olympic bars over standard barbells. View our range of Olympic weight plate sets to see how you can take your weightlifting training to the next level.
A clean and spacious gym is a happy gym! Weight plates can be bulks, so storing them correctly is essential to ensure your gym looks professional and satisfies customers. If not stored correctly, people can trip over plates, or the weight may fall on someone. Storage solutions will remove clutter, prevent accidents and make it easier for people to find the weight plate they want.
We sell several storage options for weight plates, each designed to free up your space, keep your gym tidy, and prevent accidents. One such product is the weight plate storage tree. This tree provides a vertical solution, allowing you to store weights of up to 450kg. The storage tree has nine storage horns and promises a small footprint. Another option to consider is the wall Olympic weight plate storage. This product has two brackets that can be fixed to any smooth wall surface. You can position the brackets vertically or horizontally, providing flexibility and freeing up floor space. You may be interested in weight plate storage horns if you have a Power Rack Cage. These horns can attach to any Power Rack or Crossfit Rig, allowing you to store plates within the cage.