We sell different sets of standard plates in store, including the standard rubber plates ranging from 2.5 to 20kg and micro weight plates. We offer our Best Price Guarantee (conditions apply) and various payment options including an interest free option. We also offer Australia wide shipping and usually dispatch the next day – for more information on our delivery see our delivery information.
If you would like advice on which bar is most appropriate for you, please contact us and we would be happy to help.
Using standard plates without a barbell
Barbell weight training is a great way to build muscle mass and strength. It allows you to progressively add weight, and work on both upper and lower body muscle groups. However, the initial investment can be quite expensive, as you should purchase a least a squat rack, barbell, a bench and a range of weight plates. If you’re looking to set this up eventually, but you’re not quite able to make the full investment, there are a number of effective and often overlooked ways you can use standard weight plates on their own in your exercise routine. Here are a few ideas for exercises you can do with weight plates without a bar.
Plant plate switch – Start by lying face down, then move into a planking position with your weight on your elbows. Stack a pile of small weight plates to one size, and using the opposite hand, move the plates one by one across your body and stack on the other size. Repeat using the other hand.
Front shoulder raises – Stand with your feet planted slightly apart, and hold a weight plate with both hands in front of you. Raise the plate slowly to eye level with your arms straight. Lower your arms and repeat.
Lateral raises – Stand straight with your feet planted slightly apart with a weight plate in each hand, held down by your side. With your elbow bent slightly, raise both arms until they’re both parallel to the ground, then lower again slowly and repeat.
Squat Press – Squat close to the ground holding a weight plate, with your back straight and your knees bent. In a smooth motion, stand and raise the plate over your head until you’re standing straight and your arms are straight. Make sure you keep the plate close to your body as you raise it, and make sure you don’t use more weight than you can handle.
Squat Reach – Start in a standing position, with a plate held to your chest with two hands. In a smooth motion, move into a squat while pushing the plate out in front with straight arms. Make sure you have a straight back when you’re in the squatting position. Return to a standing position, bring the plate back to your chest and repeat.
These are just a few of the exercises you can do with weight plates, and a simple google search will return a lot more options. Alternatively, get in contact with us and we’ll guide you in the best equipment to buy to match your budget and requirements.