15kg bumper plates are ideal for power-focused workouts, such as CrossFit, where you focus on lifting as much and as quickly as you can.
You do not have to worry about scratches being left on the plates, or the plate getting split in half when dropped onto the floor.
Bumper plates are made of a sturdy, dense rubber that allows an athlete to drop the weight onto the floor, without causing any damage to the floor, the weights, or themselves.
You pay quite a penny for heavier weights, such as a 15kg bumper plate, so you may want to make sure you maintain it.
Due to the durability and usefulness of high-quality bumper plates, such as those sold by Factory Weights, you can be sure that they will last for years.
However, you need to still maintain the bumper plates to ensure their longevity.
You might want to think twice before storing your 15kg weights outside and have them exposed to the elements.
Rubber can expand and shrink in heat and cold, which can result in degradation of the weights’ material.
Degradation results in the rubber becoming weak and brittle.
Rubber is not ideal for the outdoors, but there are ways to store the bumper plates outside without them becoming damaged.
Firstly, you can coat the rubber with a UV blocker product. Such products can restore the plates’ colour and prevent degradation of the material.
Secondly, you can place a UV blocking tarp onto the bumper grip plates to keep it safe from being exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Thankfully, bumper plates do not rust as easily as cast iron plates.
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