I think I want to make the switch to all rubber and get some colored kg bumps.
Can anyone give some opinions and advice on what combination of plates work out well?
For instance, in a standard olympic iron set, I find 35's pretty useless. Do people find that the 15kg/25kg plates fall in the same category?
I was thinking of doing something like this:
Metal pairs - .5, 1, 2, 2.5, 5
Bumps - 2-3 pairs of 20kg and 1 pair of 10kg
It just seems to me that 15kg or 25kg...it's just easier to throw a 5kg metal plate on top as opposed to taking off a 10 to load a 15 (or a 20 off to load a 25).
but i don't know, maybe in practice having the 15 & 25's are nice to have? or maybe I'm not thinking about the situation fully.
plus it doesn't hurt that the new pendlay colored bumps are a little bit cheaper if you buy a 140kg set with the 25's and 15's. http://www.pendlaybarbell.com/pecobuplk.html