1 1/4 lb. Grey Olympic Plates
|Item Weight||0.15 Pounds|
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- Fits all Ivanko Bars, Texas Power Bars, and other USA made Olympic and Power Bars.
- Grey Powder Coated, Cast Iron
- Machined, Machined means that the back side of each plate is flat. It does NOT mean that the plate is 100% accurate although the chances are likely that they will weigh 1 1/4 bs. each
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Cast Iron Power Coated Grey Note: My price is the lowest any where,,,,even lower than if you purchased them from Ivanko direct.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 12 x 12 x 5.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : O1.25
- Date First Available : March 4, 2010
- Manufacturer : Ivanko
- ASIN : B004QJ2ZOK
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- #309 in Strength Training Plates
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I know that people have complained about the inaccuracy of these weights but I'm not worried if they are a few ounces off.
I recently took up weight lifting again and work out with about 200 to 250 depending upon which exercise.
I swap sides of the bar and rotate weights so small variances in weight don't create an uneven result. For example, I might have 126 pounds on one side and 123 on the other but the weight difference is so small I don't notice and most lifters will naturally shift balance for a few pounds.
The key is that I keep on adding weight every workout and keep on getting stronger each time I lift.
I purchased the 1 1/4 set in anticipation of the day when I won't be able add five pounds and will need to add 2 1/2 pounds. If I did that now, the 1 1/4 weights would constitute about 1/2 of one percent of the weight I was using.
It is such a small percentage of the load all ready that the few ounces of difference between the two sides of your add weight means almost nothing.
I don't think I will need the 1 1/4 weights until I get into the 300 pound range as I will be seeing plateau weights I've seen before. That is where I will add 2 1/2 pounds to the bar at a time but the additions will be very small and maybe not even equivalent to the variance in the 150+ pounds on either side of the bar.
I laid all of this out to demonstrate that the specific weight is not that critical for lifting unless you are
1... lifting tiny amounts of weight and have calibrated weight sensing servos for arms and are rather sensitive.
Or 2... A competition lifter who is on the bleeding edge of what is genetically possible and winning matches by decimal points.
All others would be able to use these weights just fine.
One of mine was a bit tight on the bar but a few minutes with a file did the trick. I've got a specific need and use as I will be pushing the weight on every workout. The people who are happy with their workouts where they are don't need such small increments in plates and would find 1 1/4 pound weights a waste of money.
These are already a bit pricey in my book. On the rough side but they are good enough to do the job.
Of course, If you are dead set on spending 50-100 dollars for a few ounces of super accurate steel, Amazon will sell you that too. Just make sure all of your other plates are super accurate or it will be a moot point.
I bought these plates because I’m doing 5/3/1 and adding 5lbs to my OHP every cycle will lead to quick stalling. Both Rippetoe and Wendler recommend micro loading so that’s what I plan to do.
Hope this review helps someone out there in amazon land. Total price paid: $17.95