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Old 01-04-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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About two weeks ago there was a pic on the front page of a strong young lady practicing her clean. She was standing over a sewer lid. Anyway, can anyone tell me what type of training plates she was using and provide a link/source where I might find some. Have looked around but 5lb full size plates are few and far between. Or ridiculously expensive.

Thanks in advance for the info
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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Lincoln - I've checked BFS.com and they have neither 5lb training plates or the brand that was shown on in the pic. Atleast not on the website. I am thinking of getting the 10lb pair from them but want to look around for the training plates first

I'd post a copy of the pic but don't know how to get back to that page.

Anyone else have any suggestions??

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Old 01-05-2006, 10:46 AM   #4
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:50 AM   #5
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Maurice, they aren't listed on the website. I purchased a pair only a couple of months ago.

WARNING: Jeff Martin of BrandX has those Power Systems training plates and I'm pretty sure he doesn't like them. I know I didn't.

Safe-USA used to have some nylon training bumpers that looked okay. They aren't listed on their website anymore either.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:30 PM   #6
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Lincoln - I'll check out both sites and give BFS a call. Since I am only planning to order the 10lb pr I may skip the training plates all together.

safe-usa does have them listed on the site for $60

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Old 01-05-2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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maurice:

I just bought the plates from sports authority...same brand...I got eh olympic bar and 200lbs of weight for $129...great buy...was on sale

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Old 01-06-2006, 04:52 AM   #8
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Maurice: a friend of mind made me a pair of wooden training plates form pieces of wood that had been cut out of a solid door.
They are about 2 inch thick and reg size.
They weigh about 6lbs each, an work quite well
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Old 01-06-2006, 05:23 AM   #9
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We used to offer the 5lb "teaching" plates at Gill. Personally, they were a nightmare. In a professionally setting, we never had problems. People were using them to introduce the Olympic lifts. However, we had too many people thinking that they could add them to their regular lifts, and those were not designed for that kind of use. I have been to a number of university athletic weightrooms were they have made 5lb and 10lb training plates out of plywood. I would go that way.

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