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Difference Between Bumper and Rubber Weight Plates
The primary difference between bumper and rubber weight plates lies in their design and use.
Bumper Plates and Sets
Bumper plates are designed for functional fitness, Olympic weightlifting exercises and compound exercises, and are typically made from a combination of rubber and metal materials; a thick rubber coating allows bumper plates to be dropped safely from overhead, reducing plate, barbell and floor damage. Olympic bumper plates and sets are generally colour coded to indicate their weight, for easier identification during workouts. They are commonly used in CrossFit, weightlifting, and on other high-impact training programs that require athletes to frequently drop the barbell from overhead positions.
Rubber Weight Plates
Rubber weight plates are designed for more general strength training, bodybuilding and fitness workouts. They are made entirely out of a rubber material, lending to a more compact and durable design. Unlike bumper plates, rubber weight plates are not intended to be dropped from heights. Typically, rubber weight plates are used in commercial gyms, home gyms and fitness centers for exercises such as the bench press, squats, and deadlifts.