About our Weight Plates
Weight plates are a fantastic addition to your home gym, enabling you to do a number of exercises and target many muscle groups. They are a great alternative to kettlebells and dumbbells. Whether you want to increase your strength, build muscle, improve flexibility or work on your balance, a weight plate or a selection of weight plates from Exercise.co.uk is a must-have for your gym at home.
You can use weight plates in conjunction with our barbells for a variety of exercises such as a deadlift, bench press, squats and lunges. Or you can use your weight plates on their own for a range of exercises, including a plank with a plate switch, a lateral raise, or an overhead press. This will help to improve your grip as well as strengthening the smaller muscles in your hands, not just your arms.
Cast iron Olympic weight plates are the most common. They are generally very affordable. Weight discs with a rubber coating help to prevent damage to the floor, as well as preventing the weight itself from chipping. Bumper plates are designed for Olympic weight plate power lifting and training that requires the weights to be dropped on the floor, so the edge of the plate is rubber coated to prevent damage. There is also the option of vinyl weights, which are lighter and more affordable for the beginner.
There are two key types of weight plates: Standard and Olympic. Standard weight plates have a hole that measures 1” in diameter, and are available in sizes from 0.5kg to 25kg. Meanwhile, Olympic weight plates have a 2” hole and range from 1.25kg through to 50kg. The weight plates you select will depend on your experience level and goals. Generally, standard weight plates suit the beginner to intermediate lifter, with Olympic weight plates appealing to the more advanced lifter. The latter are more expensive usually.
We stock a wide range of weight plates that are ideal for the home gym. Our prices start from only £49.00, with our eco-friendly weight plates starting from just £59.00. No matter your experience level, your goal or your budget, you can feel the benefit of weight plates when you shop at Exercise.co.uk.
Our weight plates are available in the following sizes: 1.25kg, 2.5kg, 5kg, 10kg, 15kg and 20kg, including a mix of individual and bundled products.