Have you recently purchased some Fringe Sport bumper plates for your home gym? Do you have concerns about dropping these bumper plates on concrete?
This makes sense, especially when you consider the fact that older plates (like the ones used in the early 2000s) were not known for being particularly durable. You may have even dealt with a broken plate or two during your early years of training.
The good news is that bumper plates have come a long way over the last few years. You can now drop them without any fear.
We get that this is easier said than done for some people, though. If you still worry about dropping bumper plates on concrete, you’re in the right place. Here are our responses to some of your most frequently asked questions:
You shouldn’t have any problems with your concrete related to dropping bumper plates on it. Your concrete surfaces, whether they’re in your garage or your backyard, are very sturdy and can withstand the blows from the bumper plates.
Dropping your bumper plates also won’t cause any damage to the plates themselves. They’re solidly built and can take a beating without breaking. This is especially true if you’re using high-quality, modern bumper plates like those sold by FringeSport.
If you’re really concerned about dropping your bumper plates for any reason, there are some steps you can take to further decrease the risk of damage (although, remember that the risk is already very minimal).
Using the widest bumper plates we have available is a good first step. This will help to dissipate the force to the largest area possible when your plates are dropped.
You can also purchase rubber stall mats and set those up in your home gym so the bumper plates get dropped on them instead of directly onto the concrete. Carpet remnants from a local carpeting store are a good alternative if you can’t afford or don’t want to buy rubber stall mats.
As you can see, it’s totally safe to drop bumper plates on concrete. You can use your Fringe Sport bumper plates and drop them to your heart’s content without damaging the plates or the concrete underneath them. Now, go out there and lift something heavy (and don’t worry about dropping it)!