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Old 09-02-2016, 06:53 AM   #1
Rick Yule
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bumper plates - choosing weights

Interested to hear thoughts on what bumper weights (as in, the mass not the brand) folks would suggest for outfitting a garage gym.

I know a 'standard' set of bumpers would be 25/20/15/10kg or 55/45/35/25lb, but for WODs and general lifting is there any advantage I'm missing of having these increments over, say, sticking to 45lb and 25lb plates along with the usual change and fractional plates?

I'm imagining something like minimising the number of plates on the bar minimises the amount of jiggling and hence energy loss in a maximal fast lift? Would this even make a difference without competition collars?
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:34 PM   #2
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Re: bumper plates - choosing weights

Hey Rick,

The 20-10-5 surffice from a cost point of view.

15 and 25 tends to be unneceeasry.

And any extra 20s can be iorn as long as they are of smaller diametre then the bumpers (400mm)

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I'm imagining something like minimising the number of plates on the bar minimises the amount of jiggling and hence energy loss in a maximal fast lift? Would this even make a difference without competition collars?
Non veriable if you ask me.

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Sean
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