Hey guys, I found some guy on craigslist who is selling some bumper plates (260 lb and bars and I was thinking of buying them for cheap (poor college student). Im a recreational lifter and prob only going to use it for hang or power cleans with light weight (under 225)and I have a bar I can use for squats bench and deads. I was wondering if there are any basic things i should know about the plates and bars before I bought them.
I was going to ask if i could go by his place to check them out but not sure what i would be looking for. any info on equipment stuff like that would be appreciated like brand quality and all. i was going to use them in my backyard where i bought a horse mat and i have old carpet squares i was planning on putting them on top for some extra cushioning for the plates/concrete
i read some posts that said that the bar is prob the most important thing, and was wondering how can i test the bars??
thanks guys and sorry if this seems like a stupid question