Tag: Strength Training and Weightlifting

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What material is best for dumbbells?

In general, rubber dumbbells are considered to be a safer choice than iron or chrome dumbbells. However, if you are allergic to latex or sensitive to strong odors, then iron dumbbells may be a better choice for your health. Click to see full answer Are rubber weights better than metal? Rubber can do everything iron…
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Is squatting easier with bumper plates?

If you do your CrossFit workouts at home, you'll also benefit from bumper plates. You can do high-rep deadlifts, cleans, snatches, jerks, thrusters, and overhead squats without having to set the bar down gently under fatigue. Click to see full answer Are bumper plates harder to lift? I hate to be the one to burst…
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Are cheap bumper plates worth it?

Bumper plates cost between $1.69 and $7.09 per pound with the average cost of a quality set of 20kg plates being about $3.33. Brand and type of plate – urethane, crumb rubber, etc – are the two key factors in how much a set of bumper plates will cost. Click to see full answer Are…
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Are bumper plates better?

If you are doing big movements, CrossFit, or Olympic-style lifts, you'll definitely want to invest in a set of bumper plates. You will end up dropping your bar regularly. Without bumper plates, you will damage your weights and your floor. Click to see full answer Whats wrong with bumper plates? Without proper force reduction and…
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Are bumper plates worth the money?

If you are doing big movements, CrossFit, or Olympic-style lifts, you'll definitely want to invest in a set of bumper plates. You will end up dropping your bar regularly. Without bumper plates, you will damage your weights and your floor. Click to see full answer Are bumper plates accurate? The weight accuracy of bumpers is…
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What plates are best for deadlift?

A barbell deadlift is the traditional style deadlift. It is typically performed with a 7ft Olympic Barbell or a Women's Olympic Barbell and a set of bumper plates. The weight bar starts on the ground in front of the lifter. They then bend to pull the weight up and back slightly to deadlift. Click to…
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