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2 inch weight plates

Hey guys, hoping I can post this here as it is sports and recreation.

Looking to get my hands on various 2 inch weight plates, tough to find during covid.

I have bumper and regular 45 lbs plates...however needing everything upwards to 35 lbs to infil the remaing weights.

Anyone know who may have some in hand for a good price, GTA area would be great but willing to travel within reason.

Thanks everyone.
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Ballroomblitz1 wrote: Hey guys, hoping I can post this here as it is sports and recreation.

Looking to get my hands on various 2 inch weight plates, tough to find during covid.

I have bumper and regular 45 lbs plates...however needing everything upwards to 35 lbs to infil the remaing weights.

Anyone know who may have some in hand for a good price, GTA area would be great but willing to travel within reason.

Thanks everyone.
Fitness Depot usually has plates (hit or miss depending on timing) ...and they are rubber coated for like $2.50/lbs..

Also, when building a set, you dont need 35's...they just get in the way.

Get 2 x 2.5lbs, 4 x 5lbs, 2 x 10lbs, 2 x 25lbs and the rest can be filled using 45's...once you max out the weight, you just add new 45's...this will allow you to build any weight combo.
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teedomo88 wrote: Fitness Depot usually has plates (hit or miss depending on timing) ...and they are rubber coated for like $2.50/lbs..

Also, when building a set, you dont need 35's...they just get in the way.

Get 2 x 2.5lbs, 4 x 5lbs, 2 x 10lbs, 2 x 25lbs and the rest can be filled using 45's...once you max out the weight, you just add new 45's...this will allow you to build any weight combo.
Picked up Crumb Rubber Plates 2 x 10lbs, 2 x 25lbs, 4 x 45 lbs so getting there.....question is for the 2 x 2.5lbs, 4 x 5lbs think it has to be cast iron as rubber bumpers seldom go down that low correct?

Still making room in my garage have to remove some old golf bags (TaylorMade's i keep in my trunk) and file cabinet etc....however getting closer. With everyone working from home it is tough to move things inside, so for now garage works. Putting AC in afterwards once the weather warms.
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Ballroomblitz1 wrote: Picked up Crumb Rubber Plates 2 x 10lbs, 2 x 25lbs, 4 x 45 lbs so getting there.....question is for the 2 x 2.5lbs, 4 x 5lbs think it has to be cast iron as rubber bumpers seldom go down that low correct?
First, if you are not doing Olympic Lifts, which involve dropping the loaded barbell from overhead or shoulder height, you don't really need bumper plates (which are much more expensive). Since you have bumpers already, you are set.
You are right the bumper plates do not come in sizes smaller than 10 lbs.
Under 10 lbs will be known as change plates -- which will be smaller in diameter than the bumper plates. Change plates can be rubber coated or iron (both are fine). It's perfectly fine to mix small smaller cast iron plates with your bumper plates.
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Thank you for your information it is welcome.

I picked up the 5lb and 2.5lb the other day from Fitness Depot as my other supplier did not have. I went with rubber coated cast iron and my set is pretty much complete for the short term.

Now jaiting for a bar and bumper plate tree from Gearforfit at $119 as my next purchase.

https://www.gearforfit.com/p117-bar-and ... ee-storage

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