getting used to my new gym... pro grip "rubber" db VS. full iron b

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  1. LS Boy

    LS Boy OT Supporter

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    [since google dont work, i can show the pics of the two]

    anyways, in my previous gym (2 years old---basically brand new) the dumbbells i used there for 2 years was the "rubber type".

    now in my new gym (same franchise) they have older weights, and the db and even plates are the old full iron ones.



    i dont know if its just me but the older full iron weights are heavier than the rubber type.



    for example, with the rubber type, i can do 90lbs db incline 4-6times. while with the full iron db, i can only do 80lbs 4-6 times :wtf:


    same i notice with BB bench.


    anyone here ever had this kinda change?
     
  2. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    they're steel, not iron
     
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    The YMCA near my house, where i work out during summer or when im home on a weekend from college has the steel DB's...they are not that heavier from the University Rubber DB's...
     
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    ok, steel it is :o


    but yea, 45lbs rubber != 45lbs steel :hs:
     
  5. LS Boy

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    i also notice that, the higher the weights off the ground, the heavier they get :sad2:
     
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    deznutz New Member

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    What?
     
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    45lbs = 45lbs

    I've never had problems with different dumbbells.
     
  8. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    my gym has a mix of rubber and metals. the rubbers seem more heavy for some reason. I noticed that the grips on some of the metals are much fatter (i have long fingers) which I like and can lift a little bit more of
     
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    im thinking its the grips also..coz the rubber one has fatter grip compare to steel.


    all in all, weights is weights :coold:
     
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    seems like every time I use the steel weights, they are always loose and rickety, I like the rubber weights.
     
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    maybe the listed weight of the rubber DBs are the total weight, whereas the listed weight of the steel DBs only include the plate weights, not the handle?
     
  12. LS Boy

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    heres the pic difference:


    rubber =
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    steel =
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  13. Intellex

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    I just hate the busted ass steel ones because they get shit all over. I always end up with powder/metal shavings/whatever all over me
     
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    That may be one of the dumbest things Ive read on this forum.

    wtg
     
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    Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me. stfu.
     
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    no, no it does not... why the fuck would someone sell u something gheavier than it actually is...:mamoru:
     
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  18. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Actually one of my gyms has the plate loaded ones and the "40's" have 4 10lb plates on them.
     
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    Same here, that's how my gym's are. I'm gonna see if I can take one of them on a scale and see the actual weight.
     
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    kids these days.
     
  21. kronik85

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    i was gonna say, if you really think the weights are more or less than the actual weight of the dumbbell... go take it over to the scale and measure it. simple process. if you find that both weights weigh the exact same... then it's all a psychological factor of thinking "metal weighs more than rubber, this'll be harder".
     
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  23. jshively

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    It depends on the manufacturer. Some are off 5-6 lbs. We actually were screwing around one day and put different plates on the scale. Some of them weighed 45 and a couple weighed 40. I believe Ivanako was true weight and the other plates under different manufacturers were not true.
     
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    If I hit the rubber ones together they normally bounce off to much.
     
  25. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    You shouldn't really be hitting the dumbells together that hard.
     
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