Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by mashmonster, Oct 29, 2009.
do they give you trouble?
they give you trouble doing anything off the floor. Fuck them and any gym that buys them with the excuse of them being "safer"
yes, fuck I hate those things.
tore my hamstring pulling with hex plates
Never had an issue *knock on wood*
i dont see how they could be safer??
but will i be okay using them?
maybe i could do rack pulls but set the rack very very low
You'll be fine. They suck because they're a non-uniform shape so when the weight contacts the floor they can be in different positions on each side of the barbell which can throw you off a bit. Just be aware of that. I wouldn't max my lifts with them.
If your plate has ANY round plates at all, they're usually a tad bit larger than the hex plates. Put them on first and the hex plates will never hit the ground. Problem solved
ya i dont have a choice at 24 hour so im just used to it now
how are they safer?
Flat surface makes the weights not roll around on feet. Not actually arguing that they're safer, but that's the argument.
When I went to Michigan State, they had these and it was really bothersome for deadlifts.
@ use of "bothersome"
That word always makes me chuckle. Probably because I always laughed when Winnie the Pooh said "Oh bother."
train with hex plates pr with round plates
ya i train at 24hr and i dont think we have round plates at all ;/
Yeah, they're horrible.
i dont think they are safer at all but "they", the man, say it is because they wont roll so there is less of a chance for people to get hurt. Go America
You don't know this guy IRL
Middle-aged-man in a 21 year old body.
i never really understood the purpose of them. i know the intent is to keep them from rolling around but who builds their gym on a hill? at most ive seen a barbell with round plates move a few inches?
They annoy the piss out of me.. Good thing I use them frequently.
We still have them.