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Old 05-22-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
Patrick Donnelly
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I have a chance at buying some off of Craig's List from a health club that sold out. The guy said it's $1 per pound for the rubber ones, which seems like a good deal, especially considering there is no sales tax or shipping cost.

I'm thinking getting a pair of 45's and 25's. That would get me very far in terms of overhead lifts like the push-press, clean & jerk, or overhead squat, where there is a chance I may drop the bar. Then for deadlifting, since I really wouldn't ever drop it, 50-90# of additional metal weight would be acceptable.


Does this sound like a good plan?
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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Gotta start somewhere right Pat?

Sounds like you have a pretty good option there though, I'd be all over it myself.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:05 AM   #3
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I went the same way as you for starting - (15Kg and 10kg plates). I would suggest getting some smaller plates aswell as i found it hard to make a big jump from cleaning/snatching the 15's (50kg) to the 15+10's (70kg). i am just getting hold of some 2.5's and maybe some 5's to assist the progression.

Just my 2p worth.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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Anybody ever used the rubber encased Cemco Plates?

http://www.cemcofitness.com/RubberPowerGrip.htm (W/F safe)

I'm wondering if these things cold survive a drop.

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Old 05-23-2007, 01:53 PM   #5
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Chris:
For anything between 100 and 130 pounds, I will add a few 5 pound metal plates to the bar. I know it isn't recommended, but a few is acceptable at such a low weight, even for overhead lifts. I only have so much money I can spend.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:16 PM   #6
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"Rubber Encased" is not a bumper, I suspect they would survive a drop, just not many, and it will abuse your bar and the floor in the process.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:02 PM   #7
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This is a good deal on bumpers:
http://store.wfwclub.com/crweset.html
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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So, I got to the place today, and was redirected to some guy with a thick Slovak accent. He pulled out some Ivanko rubber-encased metal weights, and told me they were the bumpers.

When I told them these were not bumpers, he told me the ones I was looking for cost at least $10,000 for a set. This place was a big-box gym. He had no idea what he was talking about.


That was a letdown. At least it only cost me an hour and a half in travel (total), and $2 in parking. I'll keep lurking on Craig's List, maybe I'll get lucky.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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I have bumpers
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:52 PM   #10
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Aaron:
What type, price, shipping, etc.?


Odds are I'll just get a 90kg set from: http://store.wfwclub.com/plates.html
But it will have to wait until the Summer, when I have a good paying job. ($360 per week before taxes, score!)
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