Metal v. Iron Plates

Is there a difference between Metal and Iron Plates? I may buy some plates from someone who says they are metal.

Iron is metal…

But seriously who gives a shit if it all weighs the same.

[quote]csuson wrote:
Iron is metal…
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LOL.

Do you mean steel vs iron?? Most plates are made of iron.

I thought this may be a dumb question. Just wanted to check. Thanks.

[quote]BigRagoo wrote:
Do you mean steel vs iron?? Most plates are made of iron.[/quote]

This guy calls them metal. I have always referred to it as iron.

But I have heard of steel weights. Are they different from iron (metal(?)).

[quote]FSTYLE1 wrote:
BigRagoo wrote:
Do you mean steel vs iron?? Most plates are made of iron.

This guy calls them metal. I have always referred to it as iron.

But I have heard of steel weights. Are they different from iron (metal(?)).

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Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon.

[quote]FSTYLE1 wrote:
BigRagoo wrote:
Do you mean steel vs iron?? Most plates are made of iron.

This guy calls them metal. I have always referred to it as iron.

But I have heard of steel weights. Are they different from iron (metal(?)).

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Steel is heavier than iron. You’ll have to lower your poundage if you move to steel weight.

[quote]FSTYLE1 wrote:
BigRagoo wrote:
Do you mean steel vs iron?? Most plates are made of iron.

This guy calls them metal. I have always referred to it as iron.

But I have heard of steel weights. Are they different from iron (metal(?)).

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Both steel and iron plates are metal.

I am pretty sure 45lbs of steel and 45lbs of iron both weigh 45lbs. Don’t quote me on that though.

[quote]rainjack wrote:
FSTYLE1 wrote:
BigRagoo wrote:
Do you mean steel vs iron?? Most plates are made of iron.

This guy calls them metal. I have always referred to it as iron.

But I have heard of steel weights. Are they different from iron (metal(?)).

Steel is heavier than iron. You’ll have to lower your poundage if you move to steel weight. [/quote]

Well, you won’t have to lower the poundage, but lower the raw materials used to make the poundage.
Hmm, I wonder if poundage is a word.

metal v iron…classic

[quote]fireplug52 wrote:
Both steel and iron plates are metal.
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So steel and iron plates are the same thing. And steel,iron and metal plates are the same thing.

[quote]FSTYLE1 wrote:
fireplug52 wrote:
Both steel and iron plates are metal.

So steel and iron plates are the same thing. And steel,iron and metal plates are the same thing.[/quote]

From a weightlifting point of view yes. You use iron to make steel, and they are both a metal.

They are different. As mentioned above, if you have 45lb of steel and 45lb of iron, its going to weigh the same. If you have two plates that are the exact same dimensions, the steel is going to weigh more (im pretty sure)

Funny question indeed.

P.S, working out with steel will get you more jacked. This is all because when you touch the steel, there is a reaction that takes place, this is mainly in your muscles. Basically giving you the same effect of taking large doses of steroids.

(kidding!)

a pound is a pound.

OMFG!

How does anyone old enough to log onto a web site not know what metal is, and that there are different kinds of metal?

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:
OMFG!

How does anyone old enough to log onto a web site not know what metal is, and that there are different kinds of metal?[/quote]

It’s the age of the internet. More info…less knowledge.

Funniest Thread Ever!

I like to use Mercury weights. They’re a lot less stable and work your stabilizer muscles much more (which are muscles so rare, they aren’t on an anatomy chart).

I don’t care whether its made of iron, plastic, or chicken shit, a pound is a pound. Just ask yourself, what weighs more–a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?