Iron Olympic Weight Plates and an Olympic weight lifting bar are the meat and potatoes of equipment that built some of the finest physiques known to man. The distinct “clanging” noise produced from a heavy barbell grinding through a set of squats or bench presses is still music to many ears. Iron weight plates that are painted black or gray offer no protective coating, such as rubber or urethane, and therefore are the most affordable weight plate option. The following pages include many brands and configurations of these iron plates that is sure to offer something for everybody.
Standard Olympic Plates - Standard Olympic plates, or Standard Barbell plates, are a solid iron plate with a 2” center hole. These plates do not include grip holes or slots but are available in slim line or wide flanged. Slim line Olympic plates are thinner than other plates and often allow an additional one or two plates to be added to machines such as leg presses. You can also find them in 100 lb. sizes which are not offered in most brands of grip plates.
Olympic Grip Plates - Iron Grip made the grip plate a household name back in the 90’s and are now used in most gyms and clubs. Their two handle plates with 12-sides spawned a “grip plate race” throughout the fitness industry. These plates are not only esthetically appealing they are functional too. Grip holes or slots, no matter the number or pattern, make carrying plates from one machine or barbell to the next much easier and safer than solid iron plates. Other quality grip plates include York ISO-Grip, Hampton HOG Plates, Ivanko E-Z Lift with holes and slots and Body Solid Steel Grip.
Olympic Plate Package Deals - Ironcompany.com was the first online company to offer 255, 630 and 1,260 lb. plate packages starting back in 2003. 255 lbs. is what a typical 300 lb. Olympic barbell set includes so if you already have a bar you just need the plate package. The 630 and 1,260 lb. were made available for those who required more weight and wanted to save money on their plate purchase. Plate packages are available in Standard Olympic, Wide Flanged, Grip and Quad Grip.
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