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Old 04-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
Jason Cohen
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Question on Bumper Plates

I looking to get a pair of bumper plates for my garage. I was thinking about getting a pair of 25lbs plates. Would it cause any problem to put heavier weight on the outside of the plates?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Re: Question on Bumper Plates

Have you decided on which bumpers you are going to order? I have hi-temps and HG bumpers from Rogue. Both are quality and you can add change plates to the outside as long as the change plates diameter aren't bigger than the diameter of the bumper. In regards to bounce the hi-temps are much bouncier compared to the HGs. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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Re: Question on Bumper Plates

If you are going to be dropping the bar, you definitely don't want lots of metal plates. You'll damage your bar and floor.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Re: Question on Bumper Plates

Adding iron plates to my High Temps from FringeSport was fine when dropping snatches today. 35's or 25's and change plates.

Don't seem to bounce as much as I've seen on videos but this was only from chest height rather than overhead.

I can report back tomorrow.

Bare in mind, it'll be different from a short guy like me dropping versus someone nearly 6'. That's roughly a foot and half with skeletal height and arm reach.
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