What’s worse than dropping a heavy barbell on your valuable floor? Trying to catch it on the way down.
MD Buddy Crumb Rubber Bumper Plates offer a superior alternative to damaging your floor, your bar or your back. Like regular rubber bumper plates, they’re cost effective, easily identified, versatile and easy to manage. They facilitate a full range of Olympic lifts, and should those lifts become drops, they also protect your floors, dampen the “CLANG” of a falling barbell and allow the bar to bounce instead of bend.
Unlike regular rubber bumper plates, their composed of fused or glued “crumbs” of recycled rubber, as opposed to a solid shell of rubber coating. Those weight plates absorb impact much the same way uncoated metal plates do – with something of a “THUD.” On the other hand, crumb rubber plates tend to bounce higher and offer decent bend. Many say this is due to their less-solid composition. Certainly, that difference is why crumb rubber plates tend to crumble rather than crack in response to impacts, so they can take more abuse – somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000 drops. However, they’re not as strong as their solid rubber counterparts in one aspect – smell.
So do your nose, body and floor a favour. Check out this set of crumb rubber bumper plates – available in 10, 15, 25, 35 and 45 lb weights.