Discs meet high demands of International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)
The sculpted design and and tight tolerances give these plates a distinctive look and feel. The raised lip on the front makes the discs easier to grip for loading and unloading and the polymer paint in the two tone look will ensure these plates stand out from the rest.
Each disc have a front and a back. The back is plain and smooth, with two alignment marks but no lettering and no indentations. The front has a lip around the edge, and the surface of the plate is recessed. Inside that recessed area there is a label showing how much the plate weighs
Weigh within 0.25 percent or 10 grams of their facevalue.
High quality steel against breakage and metal chipping!
No matter home or commercial use, it is very important to understand the differences between and purposes of the three categories of weight plates available in the fitness industry.
1-Olympic Weight Plates have a 50mm / 2" diameter center hole, this is the standard size across the fitness industry anyhere. They fit all commercial Olympic bars and all Sterling range gym equipment. Joinfit only carry this type of weight plates.
2-Standard Weight Plates only have a 26mm/ 1" diameter hole and will not fit on an Olympic bar. Though they are made with much more inferior materials and lower tech production process, they were once popular for home gyms. However this has changed because prices of commercial range equipment dropping a lot in the recent decade. Joinfit DO NOT carry any bars or weight plates from this category.
3-Studio Barbell or Weight Plates are specific to group exercise. They have a small 26-30mm center hole, often an essential tool in classes like Les Mills' body pump, in which participants typically do not work with very heavy loads. These weight plates are usually rubber or plastic coated, smaller in size, with grips or handles and colorfully colored. They are much smaller in size and therefore are easy to store, Joinfit carries one very good quality example of such barbell here: https://joinfit.hk/product/bodypump-barbell/
Olympic Weight Plates & Bumpers
Olympic weight plates are much more stable on the weight lifting bar.
They are much more versatile - The number of exercises you can do with Olympic weight plates far outweighs standard weight plates.
Olympic weight lifting bars are built to hold a greater total weight
Most power racks and weight benches are made to fit the 2.2 meter / 7ft Olympic bars, as opposed to a shorter standard bar. Therefore Joinfit only carry and promote Olympic weight plates and bars.