The 10 Best Olympic Bumper Plates

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This wiki has been updated 29 times since it was first published in December of 2016. If you don't want to damage carpet, hardwood floors or mats, Olympic bumper plates offer the ideal solution, whether you exercise at home or at the gym. Designed with a rubber shell, they can handle being dropped at the end of a lift, with little danger of harming floors. Just be sure to consult a doctor before making any changes to your fitness routine, and be careful while using them. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. HulkFit Steel Hub

2. X Training Premium

3. Rep Fitness

Editor's Notes

April 22, 2019:

While making this list, we presumed that users would eventually want to move up in weights, which is why we favored thinner plates that allowed for more resistance to be stacked on the bar. If that's not your intention — if you're more concerned with toning than bulking, for example — then a thicker model like the offerings from CAP Fitness might be just as good. That said, you can still tone with thinner weights.

Color coding is something else to consider. It won't cost you any more, and it can make it easier to determine the correct weight you want to add next. Of course, if your desire is to create a masculine, black-and-gray weight room, the added vibrancy might be unwanted.

While not necessarily pertinent to this list, storage is something else to keep in mind. The Ader 5 Pair comes with its own rack, which is nice, although the horizontal layout might not be what you're used to. If you go with any other option on this list, though, expect to need to invest in a rack or tower of some sort, as having loose plates lying around is a health hazard.

4. Ader 5 Pair

5. Sunny Health & Fitness

6. OneFitWonder Strength

7. Titan Fitness

8. Cap Barbell

9. X Training Color

10. Cap Competition

Quincy Miller
Last updated by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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