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Old 05-25-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
Sean Richard
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Are there bumper plates that will fit 405KG or more on bar?

I have hi temp plates now and see they max out at 405. I'm looking at a bumper plate that is future proof. I see the world powerlifting records for my weight class are 405KG squat, 238.9kg bench press and 360kg deadlift. Is there any bumper plates that will fit this much on bar? or would I have to use steel plates to get this high? If steel plates what brand is best for powerlifting? I'm not saying I will be going for world records any time soon but I want plates that will load that high if I ever get to those kind of numbers
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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Re: Are there bumper plates that will fit 405KG or more on bar?

http://olympic.iransports.net/imgs/v...ezazadeh_3.jpg (WFS)
http://former.president.ir/khatami/e...ezazadeh-1.gif (WFS)

If you get competition width plates, you might be able to squeeze 6-7 25kg plates according the pics above depending on the type of collar you use. That would come out to something between 320-370kg of weight.

But for the price of that many competition width bumpers, I'd just use steel with a super reinforced platform underneath. Just my $0.02
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Re: Are there bumper plates that will fit 405KG or more on bar?

If you're going to be squatting above 500 pounds (almost 900 to break this record you speak of........), you're not gonna want to do it with bumpers. They make the bar bounce all funny because the hole width is tighter than iron plates and thus don't give. Besides, powerlifting competitions will have iron plates and they'll just be in kilos.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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Re: Are there bumper plates that will fit 405KG or more on bar?

Why do you want bumper plates for powerlifting?
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:18 AM   #5
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Re: Are there bumper plates that will fit 405KG or more on bar?

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I have hi temp plates now and see they max out at 405. I'm looking at a bumper plate that is future proof. I see the world powerlifting records for my weight class are 405KG squat, 238.9kg bench press and 360kg deadlift. Is there any bumper plates that will fit this much on bar? or would I have to use steel plates to get this high? If steel plates what brand is best for powerlifting? I'm not saying I will be going for world records any time soon but I want plates that will load that high if I ever get to those kind of numbers
With your present stats, I really don't think you need to worry about it.

Just lift.
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