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Competition Bumper Plates Question

Eric Roussin

Pounds or Kilograms  

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  1. 1. Competition Bumper Plates - Which is the way to go?

    • Metric (kg)
    • Non-Metric (lbs)

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I may be buying a set of competition bumper plates. I'm on the fence about whether I should go metric or non-metric. What do you think, and why?

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All my iron is in pounds but my bumpers (and the iron that goes with them (all Eleiko but mine is training - not comp)).  Once I got used to it I wish everything I owned was in kilos.

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I like metric for general purpose as the plate math is easier. I could also see the math being easier for small amount as metric allows for decimals instead of being pounds and ounces. 

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Although, personally, I can think in pounds much more quickly, kilos would be easier for comps if that is your intent.  

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Metric is the choice I go to if I had those types of plates for a contest situation; plus the math is simpler to figure out.

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