In this section of our e-commerce you can find the best weight plates for barbells: let's talk about Plates, Bumpers and Small plates, ready to be loaded on your barbells and dumbbells. Let's assume you are starting your workouts right now and you're therefore buying your first plates for functional, Weightlifting, Cross Training or Powerlifting. How to choose the most suitable weights for your purposes and budget? You probably already know this but it is always better to underline it: by summing up as much as possible, the barbell world is subdivided into two groups. On one hand there are 'classic' plates, therefore fitness plates, perfect for workouts in functional gyms and Home Gyms, they are perfect to be loaded on traning equipment. The disadvantage of fitness plates is to not be droppable: they cannot be dropped (for the well-being of the plates, floor and so on). In the other group, we have Bumpers, that, unlike the Plates, are made of rubber, they can be dropped on the ground, without the risk to damage the floor, the platform, the barbell or the plates themselves. Another great advantage of the Bumper weights is they do not make any noise (an advatange they share with the rubber Plates).
Given the theory, let's move onto the practical part: on this page we present you Bumpers, Plates and microloads that meet the IWF and IPF standards. All you have to do is choose the ones that suit you the best! There are several factors to consider. First of all, you have to begin from the activity in which you will use your barbell weights. Let's assume, for example you are looking for droppable plates; if you are just getting to know the Weightlifting and Powerlifting world, you could aim for our entry level line, Raw Bumper Plates. They are entirely made of rubber with a stainless steel central ring, in order to guarantee quality and money-saving. By spending something extra, you could turn to our Bumper Plates Garage, very silent, designed for those who train on rough floors without rubber. We also have Bumpers in Training Version, being the Olympic plates to be used only on rubber floors, characterized by a high density, so that you can to load even more on the barbell. Finally, we have the unbeatable Competition Bumpers, simply the best of technique, the completion of our Elite barbells.