Plate Loaded Machines

Discover plate loaded machines at GymEquipment.co.uk and get the benefits of a traditional weight machine and free weights, in one machine. Choose from a wide range of options, including chest press machines, squat machines, and more. Browse the full range below or check out our wider strength training category for even more options. 

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These machines have a large frame with a standard barbell where the weights are held. How much weight is loaded on the barbell is up to the user. This is different from traditional weight machines as you can completely customise the weight you work with. In fact, customisation is the key differentiator between plate loaded gym equipment and other weight machines.

Plate loaded gym machines have many benefits. For one, they’re significantly less expensive than selectorised machines. They’re also easy to maintain as there are no pulleys or weight stacks that can get damaged or need to be repaired. They also allow for a lot of versatility. Some come with free floating levers which allow you to customise the way the machine moves, and some allow you to work each side of your body separately. As you load the weights on each independent arm of the plate machine you can work each limb separately and even lift a different weight on each limb.  

A plate loaded machine is also fairly safe compared to free weights. If you lost control whilst lifting a free weight you could drop it on your body or foot. When using plate loaded equipment you are forced to complete a lift with the correct bio-mechanic form.

Almost all traditional weight machines can now be bought as plate loaded machines. The most common are the plate loaded leg press machine, chest press and lateral pull down. In addition, you can get a 70-degree leg press machine, 45-degree leg press machine, a hip kicker and power squat machine.

Shop the full plate loaded weight machines range at GymEquipoment.co.uk and create the perfect space for your workout. We also offer an expert gym design service where we will work with you to conceptualise a home or commercial fitness space that suits your needs and budget.