Up until several weekends ago the olympic lifts were foreign to me. This was because I was spending the past 6 months training specifically for WNPF nationals and then worlds. I won worlds and set two WR’s (squat-450 and DL-550) With only just turning 16 and realizing most of the years of high testosterone levels have yet to come, I decided I will try my luck with olympic lifts.
Being 16 and having very limited income from a part time job, I was wondering if anyone had tried combining bumper and iron plates. I currently lift at a local LA Fitness, and the only powerlifting/olympic lifting gyms in my area are 30-45 minutes away.
I’m considering buying some bumper plates. I’ve heard that you can use the two together as long as the diameter of the iron plates are less than tha of the bumper plates, and also that you do not exceed the weight of the bumper plates with iron plates on each side of the barbell. If you have tried this or have any knowledge of it with better sources than just googling it let me know. Thanks in advance.