If you are serious about powerlifting, then it is a good choice to invest in a set of 25kg bumper plates.
However, a 25kg weight is heavy, so you are more likely to injure yourself.
In that case, you can buy bumper plates that allow you to perform movements where you push the bar overhead without the safety of a rack to catch it if you cannot complete the lift.
Bumper plates are rubbery and bouncy, making them perfect for Olympic lifting, where you drop the barbell from an overhead position.
You can use an Olympic barbell with fitness bumper plates, and build an incredible physique, since bumper plates can be used in any workout routine.
The deadlift is one of the most superior exercises that target your shoulders, legs, back, core, and glutes.
Professional powerlifters tend to go for cast iron weights, but cast-iron weights are not recommended for newbies to lifting.
When you are a beginner at deadlifting, you may want to start off with light bumper grip plates.
If you are using heavy gym weights, then you might put a lot of strain on your wrists when you bring the barbell down from overhead.
It is also recommended to rather use home gym bumper plates, instead of iron weights, if you are doing your workouts on bare concrete.
If you have rubber flooring or a platform for lifting, then dropping iron plates on the ground is not such an issue.
Bumper plates are also standardised in width, so your starting position will always be half a meter. This ensures a safe and proper form.
25kg bumper plates are perfect for deadlift if you’re a more experienced lifter.
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