octogonal weights for deadlifts

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  1. mashmonster

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    do they give you trouble?
     
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    they give you trouble doing anything off the floor. Fuck them and any gym that buys them with the excuse of them being "safer"
     
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    yes, fuck I hate those things.
     
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    tore my hamstring pulling with hex plates
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :bigthumb:
     
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    ya i dont have a choice at 24 hour so im just used to it now
     
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    how are they safer?
     
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    Flat surface makes the weights not roll around on feet. Not actually arguing that they're safer, but that's the argument.
     
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    When I went to Michigan State, they had these and it was really bothersome for deadlifts.
     
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    train with hex plates pr with round plates :)
     
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    ya i train at 24hr and i dont think we have round plates at all ;/
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    They annoy the piss out of me.. Good thing I use them frequently.
     
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    We still have them.
     
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