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Ever Heard of Plates Less Than 2.5 Lbs?


#1

I'm shocked when people have never heard of a trap bar or hell the other day this kid (19, works out a lot), didn't know the name of a Smith Machine, though he's used it.

So, I feel dumb I guess for never hearing of weight plates less than 2.5 lbs.

Poll time:
Have your heard of weight plates less than 2.5 lbs? Yes or No


#2

Yes.

Eleiko makes 0.25kg and 0.5kg plates.

Poliquin swears by them.


#3

Yes. Platemates. For shame.


#4

Yes. My first gym had 1.25s and 2.5s. We would also use the collars to up weight very slightly. But then we were noobies who just had Arnold’s book and no internet.


#5

Yes, but I did not purchase them yet.


#6

Yes.
Our lowest increment at the gym is 1.5lbs.


#7

[quote]
Poll time:
Have your heard of weight plates less than 2.5 lbs? Yes or No[/quote]

Yup, there are 1.25-pound plates on some of the dumbells in my gym.
There are also magnetic plate-mates that you can temporarily add to a DB.
http://www.theplatemate.com/


#8

Our gym also has 1.5


#9

fuck, lol


#10

But now try going to the training logs and see how many of them show, from the barbell weights, that they USE microloading.


#11

I’ve heard of them, as well.

I don’t use them, though… I’m still at the point where I can add 5 - 10 lbs on most lifts simply through rotating exercises, rep schemes every now and then, and eating big.

I keep them in mind for the future, though.


#12

I work at a fitness equipment store, we have ones that go down to 1/4 kg. Small…lol.


#13

TO help the OP,

I never heard of them either.


#14

haha me either. i reall don’t even see the point in them


#15

[quote]HolyMacaroni wrote:
haha me either. i reall don’t even see the point in them[/quote]

well, you’ll never get big with that attitude


#16

Heard of - yes
Use - no


#17

Still working my way up to them, when I bench I usually grab a stick and put 2 clips on the end and rep out a few hard reps, mixed with a superset of curls of with empty coke cans and a few tricep kickbacks with with some Dandelions usually hits my triceptuals, bicentenial and chesticals pretty solid brah!


#18

when it comes to a PR only 45’s count!


#19

I like the gym that spray painted everything under 10 pounds a bright pink. Implying that unless you are a pussy or have a pussy, you don’t have any business putting these on an olympic bar. Competitions aside, of course.

-Sab


#20

Completely pointless thread.