6 OFW Bumper Plates.
2 of 10 lb
2 of 25 lb
2 of 45 lb
Material: Recycled rubber, stainless steel insert.
What is bumper plate?
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…
Additionally, bumpers are popular in the Crossfit community since many Crossfitters practice the Olympic lifts, and other Crossfit exercises (thrusters, presses) end in the overhead position.
What exercises can I do with bumper plates?
Clean and Jerk
And even more!
These bumper plates are manufactured to go toe to toe with any bumper plate on the market. They are constructed with a recycled rubber mix formulated specifically for its durability, density and low bounce. Most importantly, they go through the most customer-focused manufacturing, quality control and shipping process in the industry so you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality plates with and we are taking the utmost care to ensure they arrive to you in pristine condition!
- Full year warranty on ALL plates, with FREE returns
- Extremely durable, will last for years in a garage or affiliate
- Expertly designed stainless steel insert that remains firmly seated
- Higher density means thinner bumpers and you can fit more weight on the bar
- Low, dead bounce makes these safe in tight spaces
Given the price tag, one could be skeptical about the quality of these plates. The difference between these plates and the standard bumper plate is the density. Bumper plates that are typically found in very free-weight centered training facilities have more give; however, that doesn’t necessarily take away from the quality of Onefitwonder’s bumper plates. The solid construction of these plates almost seem more durable, but with less give from drops. I’ve never been a proponent of dropping weights unless it was to prevent myself or others from getting hurt. Therefore, the density of these plates hardly poses an issue.
I’ve had these plates for about a week or two, and I’ve had to air out the garage a bit to get the rubber smell to circulate out. Like other reviewers have mentioned, this is a small issue, but not a deal breaker for me. It would be wise to keep these plates in a well ventilated area, but if your home gym is in a more confined area, I’d recommend opening the windows, when applicable, and maybe running some fans to alleviate the odor.
The weight seems to be true, and the construction is solid. I had no issues putting on and taking off the weights from the bar. Overall, this product is not perfect, but it is surely unbeatable in price and is a great buy for anyone building a home gym on a budget.