Hey guys and gals, I am wondering how much one could lift more, when the plate sizes (and therefore the leverage of the bar) increases. I’m in one of those commercial gyms where they use those fashion rubber plates instead of regular olympic plates. The biggest plates (20kg or 44lbs) look like the sizes of regular 35lbs plates.
I used my water bottle today to measure the diameter of those plates and they seem to have a radius of about 6.3inches or 16cm. I am just curious, how much more I could deadlift with regular plates. (looking to compete somewhen in the near future, but still have to stick to the crappy gym till october)