Hi-Temp Bumper Plates
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Grab a set of American made Hi-Temp bumper plates and take your lifts to the next level. Hi-Temp bumpers have been a staple at affiliates for years because of their incredible durability. Hi-Temp bumpers are made in Alabama from recycled tires and steel inserts, for a bumper plate that can withstand tons of punishment.
Hi-Temp bumpers are constructed using a thick, less dense mix of rubber than many other bumper brands. This rubber mix results in a bumper that is a bit wider than many other brands. This additional width, combined with the forgiving low density of the rubber mix, results in a high-bounce bumper that resists cracking or "taco-ing".
For a durable, American-made bumper, go with a Hi-Temp bumper plate.
10/15/25/35/45lb - 190lbs - Complete: This 190 pound full set of bumper plates by Hi-Temp is a must for the well-stocked home gym. Multiple sets are great for commercial gyms as well. This set comes with 4 pairs of black, full, rubber bumper plates- one pair each of 10 pound, 15 pound, 25 pound, and 45 pound plates.
10/15/25/45/45/45lb - 370lb - Full Outfit: This 370 pound set of bumper plates by Hi-Temp ensures that all your bases are covered, for one or two people. Whether you are a novice lifter or throwing around some real weight, this set has the weights you need. Need to go heavier? You can either add iron in or contact us for a custom quote on a larger package. This set comes with 6 pairs of black, full, rubber bumper plates- one pair each of 10 pound, 15 pound, and 25 pound plates, and three pairs of 45 pound plates.
Not all bumpers are created equal. Here's why your next bumper plates should be Hi-Temp bumpers:
Bumper plates come in a few standard sizes, and are generally sold in pounds or kilograms. Hi-Temp bumpers are sold by the pound. Here is a chart with rough pound and kilogram weights:
|Bumper Weight||Best Weight For:|
|10 lbs ~ 5 kg||Great for teaching or learning Olympic lifts|
|15 lbs ~ 7 kg||Same uses as the 10s, but this offers greater durability at only a slightly heavier weight|
|25 lbs ~ 11 kg||A very popular weight as they are very durable and throwing these on an Oly bar gives you 95 pounds (Fran Rx)|
|35 lbs ~ 16 kg||A great size for adding more weight on the bar|
|45 lbs ~ 20 kg||The most popular size for gyms - 45's really let you load up your bar and make some serious strength gains|
A bumper plate is a weight plate for Olympic bars that is made almost entirely of rubber (with a steel or brass collar in the middle that accepts an Olympic bar).
The "end state" of the Olympic lifts is overhead or at the shoulder. Many lifters drop the weights from overhead. Since bumper plates are almost entirely rubber, being dumped from the shoulder or overhead will not damage the weights, bar, floor, bystanders, the lifter, etc...
Bumper plates are also great for garage gym use- the rubber construction is much quieter than traditional metal construction.
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