Rubber Bumper Plate Pairs and Sets - IRON COMPANY offers a large selection of bumper plates for Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit training. Our bumper plates cover a wide array of price points ranging from cheap and affordable to high end and best quality. Bumper plate categories include black and color coded solid virgin rubber, vulcanized crumb rubber made from recycled tires, rubber bumpers with cast iron cores, highly accurate competition bumpers, imported and USA made bumpers. Even though there are many choices to consider, they all have one thing in common…they save on wear and tear of your floors and Olympic bars in garage gyms, school weight rooms, CrossFit boxes and commercial gyms.
Bumper Plate Construction - Plates made of vulcanized virgin rubber and USA Made crumb rubber harvested from post consumer car and truck tires are some of the most popular bumper plates we offer because of their superior durability. Bumpers with cast iron cores are also available and can be slimmer than even the virgin rubber options for maximum plate loading. Our non-competition bumpers are an affordable choice and are ideal for garage gyms, school weight rooms and CrossFit boxes. They demonstrate long lasting durability and have a harder durometer giving them a low or dead bounce for better control and increased safety. Our crumb rubber bumper plates feature a resilient vulcanized rubber formulation consisting of crumb rubber and a polyurethane binder baked at a high temperature which makes for a softer durometer with more bounce. Our premium virgin and crumb rubber plates are made to IWF specs for consistant training and best compatability if combined with other brands of bumpers. Our best bumper plate brands include IRON COMPANY, Ivanko, Hampton Fitness, Body Solid, Valor Fitness and TKO Sports.
Rubber Bumper Weight Plate Sizes - Whether in pounds or kilograms, most bumper plates adhere to IWF specifications which call for a 450mm (17.7”) diameter plate or disc. So for example a 10 lb. bumper plate will have the same diameter as a 55 lb. plate. This consistent diameter throughout ensures equal impact distribution among all sizes of plates when dropped and offers a consistent bar height for lifts such as the deadlift. The thickness of virgin rubber bumpers ranges from about 1” thick for the 10’s and almost 3.5” for the 55’s. Bumpers made from crumb rubber can be quite a bit thicker therefore not allowing as many plates to be loaded on the bar.
Who Should Use Bumper Plates? You should use this style of weightlifting plate if you perform Olympic style lifts such as snatches and clean and jerks. The cushion and bounce that these plates provide when dropped will greatly decrease the chances of ruining your Olympic bar and your floors. However, even when using bumper plates for your Olympic lifts, we still recommend using heavy gym mats underneath for added protection.
Purchasing Bumper Plates? What Are The Best To Buy? This depends on the users preference. If you prefer an American made bumper plate, Recycled Crumb Rubber bumper plates by IRON COMPANY and Body Solid are a great buy and the vulcanized rubber will provide years of hard wear. Colored bumper plates identify each size using a different color and can be helpful at close or far range. If a highly accurate bumper plate is a must, the Ivanko Calibrated bumper plates are accurate within 10 grams. Bumper training sets help take some of the guesswork out of the equation by including a weightlifting bar and collars. Some of our sets even include entire garage gyms complete with squat stands, slammer balls and power ropes. And finally, if you are outfitting a school, CrossFit box, military base gym or anywhere that uses a lot of plates all at one time, consider one of our package deals that starts with 6-45 lb. bumpers to as much as 1,990 lbs. that includes 14-10’s, 20-25’s and 30-45’s.
Need help selecting Bumper Plates that best fit your location or fitness goal? Let an IRON COMPANY fitness equipment expert assist you today at 1-888-758-7527.