February 22, 2022 10 min read
Whether you’re new to weight training or an experienced weightlifter, you may have considered the benefits of having your personal home gym. And an essential part of any home gym is good quality weights. So you’ll need to invest in some weight plates.
But you’re looking for the best weight plates available and at affordable prices. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We know how vital it is to get thebest plates for your home gym. Building up a home gym needn’t be complicated or expensive if you do it with our help.
Shopping around for weight plates takes time, and we know you all have busy schedules. So we’ve made your task much simpler by compiling this review of the best weight plates available here at Factory Weights. Keep reading and you are guaranteed to find the right weight plates for your home gym.
Full set of cast iron weight plates containing 2X20KG, 2X10KG, 2X5KG, 2X2.5KG, and 2X1.25KG plates. These traditional style cast-iron weight plates are suitable for a 2" Olympic bar.
The tri-grip design allows for easy loading/unloading of weights. Robust cast-iron construction that is built to last. These cast-iron plates can be used without the bar to perform body conditioning exercises. Other optional extras include an adjustable weight bench and a squat stand.
They are sold in pairs, or in this set of 77.5KG total weight. Add your choice of a 5, 6 or 7 ft Olympic bar. Each bar can support up to 300KG of weight, has an attractive chrome finish and is knurled for a secure grip. A black zinc 7ft cross-training barbell is also available instead of the chrome-finish bar.
Full set of rubber-coated weight plates containing 2 X 2.5KG, 2 X 5KG, 2 X 10KG and 2 X 20KG plates. These rubber-coated weight plates fit a 2" Olympic bar.
The rubber coating protects weights and floors and reduces noise. The tri-grip design allows for easy loading/unloading. These weight plates can also be used without the bar to perform conditioning exercises.
They are sold in pairs, or in a full range of weights. Add a 5, 6 or 7 ft Olympic bar. Each of these can support up to 300KG of weight. These bars have an attractive chrome finish and are knurled for a secure grip. But a black zinc 7ft cross-training barbell is also available.
A full set adding up to a total of 70KG, containing 2 X 5KG, 2 X 10KG, 2 X 20KG weight plates. Our bumper plates are ideal for Olympic style weightlifting and fit a 2” Olympic bar. These weight plates have a 45cm diameter, which meets the International Weightlifting Federation’s standard.
Created specifically for the competitive weightlifting arena, the durable rubberised construction of bumper plates gives them the strength to endure impacts. But our bumper plates can be used for your home gym too. And the colour fleck allows quick and easy identification: 20KG Blue, 10KG Green and 5KG Grey.
Our bumper plates are sold separately in pairs, and also in thisfull set of 70KG. Simply add your choice of a 5, 6 or 7 ft Olympic bar. With chrome finish. A black zinc 7ft cross-training barbell is also available and highly recommended.
A pair of Olympic spring collars are included with thisset of cast iron weight plates. The set contains 2x20kg, 2x15kg, 2x10kg, 2x5kg, 2x2.5kg and 2x1.25kg Marcy barbell plates.
This complete set of cast iron weight plates with a full-size solid steel Olympic barbell is all the weight you need for big lifts. Increase your strength and muscle mass with squats, deadlifts or benches.
Add your choice of a 5, 6 or 7 ft Olympic bar. Each bar supports a maximum of 300KG, has attractive chrome plating, and is knurled for a more secure grip. Optional extras include our squat stands and an adjustable weight bench. A black zinc 7ft cross-training barbell is also available.
Thisfull set of rubberised weight plates contains 2 X 2.5KG, 2 X 5KG, 2 X 10KG, 2 X 15KG and 2 X 20KG weight plates. All of these weight plates will fit a 2" Olympic bar.
The rubber coating protects weights and floors and reduces noise. The innovative tri-grip design enables you to easily load and offload the plates. These rubber weight plates can be used on their own to perform a variety of body toning exercises.
Our rubber weights are sold separately in pairs, or in this set of 105Kg total weight. Just add your choice of Olympic bar and you’re good to go. We have 5,6 and 7ft chrome finish bars with a knurled grip, available. A black zinc 7ft cross-training barbell is also available should you prefer it.
A full set adding up to a total of 100KG, containing 2 X 5KG, 2 X 10KG, 2 X 15KG, 2 X 20KG weight plates. Our bumper plates are ideal for Olympic style weightlifting and fit a 2” Olympic bar.
Their durable rubberised construction gives them the strength to endure impacts against other weight plates or the floor. Easily identify the weight thanks to its colour: 20KG Blue, 10KG Green, 15KG Yellow and 5KG Grey.
All our bumper plates have a 45cm diameter, which is the IWF standard measurement. They can of course be bought separately in pairs, but also in thisset of 100KG total weight.
All that's needed is to add the bar of your choice. We have 5,6 and 7 ft chrome finish Olympic bars to choose from. A black zinc 7ft cross-training barbell is also available.
A full set adding up to a total of 150KG, containing 2 X 5KG, 2 X 10KG, 2 X 15KG, 2 X 20KG and 2X 25KG weight plates. Our bumper plates are suitable for Olympic style weightlifting and fit a 2” Olympic bar.
Their durable rubberised construction can endure rough use and accidental impacts. The colourful fleck design is both attractive, and easy means of weight identification: 25KG Red, 20KG Blue, 15KG Yellow, 10KG Green, and 5KG Grey.
These plates meet the International Weightlifting Federation’s standard with a diameter of 45cm. Buy our bumper plates separately in pairs, or in thisfull set with a whopping 150KG total weight. All you need to add is one of our 5,6 or 7 ft Olympic bars and you're ready to lift. A black zinc 7ft barbell is also available.
Thisarm-builder weights package is suitable for those of you who want to focus on improving size, definition and strength in your arms. If you are looking for an arm workout with the least equipment or building up your home gym incrementally, this will serve you well.
Contains a 2” Olympic bar and 2x10KG, 2x5KG, 2x2.5KG weight plates. You can choose between a tricep bar or EZ curl bar, and either cast-iron or rubber Olympic weight plate. Or maximise your workout and opt for both bars. All bars include a pair of quick-release spring collars
Still unsure which weights to go for? Most experienced weightlifters have a preference for a particular type of weight plate. But if you are starting a gym at home, or adding to your home gym, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Do you have to keep noise to a minimum because you live in an apartment or dorm?Or perhaps you have a partner or family in your household you do not want to disturb?
The sound of weight plates hitting the floor or clanging against each other when you put them away, may not be appreciated by others in the vicinity. You might quite like the sound as it reminds you of days at the gym. But other members of your household, and neighbours, will feel differently.
If you can’t decide betweenbumper plates vs steel plates this may sway your decision, as bumper plates are less noisy. But they are also the more expensive option.
If this is an issue for you, it may be best to invest in the rubber-coated weight plates. They absorb sound and shock that traditional plates do not. And will cause less damage in the event of a failed lift.
Unfortunately, this is something that cannot be ignored. Your budget is a very important determining factor in your choice of weight plates. And good quality weight plates can use up a sizable portion of your home gym budget.
Butwhy are weight plates so expensive? Many factors influence the cost of weight plates, but one of the main reasons is the material they are constructed from. Cast-iron, rubber-coated, and bumper weight plates have very different price points for this reason. But we have all of these options, at affordable prices.
Generally, the traditional cast iron or rubber-coated steel weight plates are more affordable than bumper plates. And they can be bought in pairs without the need for investing in a full set right away. Build up your set starting with the2.5 KG cast-iron weight plates and go from there.
If the answer is yes, you may already be familiar with thebest bumper plates. If you are a competitive weightlifter or CrossFit trainer needing weights for your home gym, bumper plates are an excellent investment.
They were created to meet the needs of professional weightlifters, but that does not mean that you have to be one to use them. For those of you reading who are not familiar with them, you’re probably wondering, “What are bumper plates?”
These plates work in the same way as traditional plates do, but are constructed differently.Bumper plates are constructed from rubber or urethane and sometimes recycled rubber, with a metal core. These plates are usually more expensive because of the materials used to make them.
If you are starting from scratch and want a home gym that you can start using straight away, but maybe add on to later, we recommend ourHome Gym Package.
It’s ideal for people who have limited space for a home gym. You can always add more weights and accessories as your fitness improves and your budget allows. But this package will give you a challenging workout all on its own.
It includes a 7ft Olympic bar and 2 spring clips, an adjustable bench, 2 heavy-duty squat stands and 2x20KG, 2x15KG and 2x10KG weight plates. And you can choose between cast-iron or rubber-coated weight plates.
Are you purchasing weights for a home gym that is shared by other members of your household? Do you need a home gym set-up that caters to all of your different needs? Are there beginners as well experienced weightlifters in your family?
That’s no problem, we have a wide range of fitness tools to choose from. But we recommend starting with the Home Gym Package mentioned above. And in addition to that package, invest in one of ourAdjustable Dumbell Sets. This will give your home gym the versatility your household needs.
They are available in packages of the beginner’s20KG, intermediate30KG and more advanced50KGtotal weight for experienced weightlifters. These adjustable dumbbell sets are perfect for introducing some versatility into your training sessions, as well as including members of the family in your workout.
And here’s some really good news if your space is limited. All 3 of these adjustable dumbbell sets can be neatly packed away in their own storage cases when not in use. This also makes them perfect for travelling as you can just pop them in the trunk of your car.
At Factory Weights we have everything you could need for your home gym. Dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, racks, stands, accessories and of course, the very best weight plates.
Our weight plates include the more traditional cast iron, as well as rubber-coated steel, and bumper plates. All weight plates can be bought in pairs, or in various sets and package deals depending on the total weight you need.
No matter your fitness levels, training needs, space limitations or budget, we can help you reach your fitness and strength-training goals. Don’t compromise on quality. Order your weight plates from us today.
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