View Full Version : bumper plate question

02-12-2008, 08:52 PM
If you have bumper plates on a bar, and you're using it for the olympic lifts, is it okay to have regular iron weights too, as long as they are a smaller diameter, or is there something wrong with that?

02-12-2008, 08:54 PM
I would only use plates smaller than the bumpers (35's, 25's, 10's...etc)

02-12-2008, 08:54 PM
you should be fine, i do it all the time. 45 bumper and 45 irons

02-13-2008, 07:03 AM
I see no problem with it

02-13-2008, 08:43 AM
The only thing I've ever heard is that by adding iron plates after bumper plates is that there is less shock absorption and the bar can take a bigger hit. I'm sure that as long as some of it is absorbed, it's better than nothing but if I could, I'd use all bumper plates but if that's not possible, I think it will still work but you might the bar might not last as long.

02-13-2008, 04:43 PM
Thanks. Anyone know if ebay is going to be the cheapest place to find them?

Ben Moore
02-13-2008, 05:04 PM
Talk to scott tully at bsolympicgym.com - he has some sets for a decent price.

You may also try jesup gym.