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Aaron Anderson 11-24-2012 08:28 PM

Why are bars loaded like this?
 


Why put the small "incremental" weights outside like that?

Ian Gallimore 11-25-2012 09:01 AM

Because the rules state that the plates must be loaded in weight order, heaviest on the inside, lightest on the outside. As the collars weigh 2.5kg the 2, 1.5, 1 and 0.5kg plates are all loaded outside of the collars.

Aaron Anderson 11-25-2012 01:58 PM

That's interesting. Thanks!

Greg Everett 11-26-2012 10:15 AM

It also helps the speed of loading in competition - this only started happening when friction plates came out - metal change plates were/are still placed inside the collars.

Eddie Paz 11-28-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Everett (Post 98405)
It also helps the speed of loading in competition - this only started happening when friction plates came out - metal change plates were/are still placed inside the collars.

Ahhhhh okay now that makes a lot more sense!!!


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