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BFGUITAR
08-14-2008, 08:40 PM
http://www.criticalbench.com/images/powerlifting/powerlifting-chalk2.jpg

I always wondered what kind of plates are used during a PL meet. The ones in those pics seem different from the standard ones I see at the gym. I have seen a lot of pics from meets and they all seem to be these crazy shiny looking plates that I don't see anywhere else. Can you guys explain to me about them?

bigbadwolfe
08-14-2008, 08:42 PM
The plates are in Kilos instead of Pounds and are very very precise in meaurement.

mikesbytes
08-14-2008, 09:33 PM
Are they 25kg plates? 6*25 + 20kg bar = 170kg?

By the bend in the bar I was thinking its more than 170kg

Kastro
08-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Ivanko chromed 50kg plates, calibrated to accuracy.

deeder
08-14-2008, 11:14 PM
Those plates are freaking expensive, that's why you don't see them at just any gym.

Reko
08-15-2008, 06:22 AM
Are they 25kg plates? 6*25 + 20kg bar = 170kg?

By the bend in the bar I was thinking its more than 170kg

Im pretty sure thats more than 170kg, but DL bars can whip quite a bit without a ton of weight on them.

They may be 50 kilos as KAstro said, I'm not too familliar with the colors.

smokinHawk
08-15-2008, 06:52 AM
bling bling
http://www.ivankobarbell.com/plates.htm
notice the insert brass plug in the high dollar ones makes them better then 5 gram accuracy. and the low dollar ones to 10 gram accuracy.

Ryano
08-15-2008, 07:14 AM
Green bands= 50Kg ~ 110 lbs
reds=25Kg ~ 55 lbs

The deadlifter in the pic has at least 325Kg(716 lb) if it's a standard 20Kg bar with 2 1/2Kg collars.

drew
08-15-2008, 07:58 AM
Chrome Ivanko plates are sweeet.

BFGUITAR
08-15-2008, 09:12 AM
Are plates like those used in every meet by every federation?

Rusty
08-15-2008, 10:19 AM
Are plates like those used in every meet by every federation?

They may not be exactly the same because there are a few different manufacturers of them, but yes, every meet will use calibrated plates.

drew
08-15-2008, 10:31 AM
Are plates like those used in every meet by every federation?

No, local meets sometimes use whatever plates are in the gym. For a National or World meet, there will always be calibrated plates.

BFGUITAR
08-15-2008, 11:24 AM
Awesome, thanks!