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Old 04-19-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
Dave Clarke
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Default Tire bumper plates

Hi all,

I have a question which may well be met with horror and shock from many of you.

I have a cast iron or steel set of weights and barbell.

But I really like oly lifting.

As I canít afford a nice set of oly weights, I thought that I might get away with using two tires with plates attached to bring the bore of the hub down to the same as the barbell.

After a bit of googling, I found that others had already done the same (work home safe):

http://www.straighttothebar.com/2007...bumper_pl.html


So I was quietly pleased with myself. However, in all the cases I found, I only saw tires on these peopleís barbells. As a single unit, a wheel and tire is not light. But when oly lifting, it isnít all that heavy, either.

How bad would it be to put my iron plates on the bar along with the tires? I was thinking that Iíd deflate the tires to that they were squishy but resilient, and maybe some rubber spacers between the iron plates to stop the banging against each other so hard.

Itís all very ghetto I know, but I just canít afford proper oly equipment for the time being.

Cheers,

Dave
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