Weight Plates



Weight Plates Information

There are two types of weight plates, one is called Olympic and has a set size of 2 inches in diameter(where the hole in the middle of the plate is 50mm in diameter). All the Olympic size weight plates and barbells have this diameter.


Things get a bit more complicated when it comes to so-called Standard size weight plates. Standard sizes plates may have two types of diameters: 25mm and 30mm. 25mm diameter is common in the US and UK and is also referred to as Standard 1 inch diameter. In addition, another very common UK and European bar size is 30mm (1.18 inches). Here at Gymzey, we stock products made or designed in Europe so all of the weight plates, barbells and bars we're selling are 30mm (1.18") in diameter.

How to choose the right weight plates?

If you already have barbells or dumbbell bars but aren't sure what size of plates you need, please measure the end diameter of your bar.

If it's your first time buying weight plates or bars you need to decide what type of equipment suits you the best. Since Olympic plates have a 2 inch hole they are generally slightly larger than standard ones of the same weight.

In addition, while Standard plates can't be used on Olympic bars, Olympic plates can easily be used on standard bars with the help of rather inexpensive adaptors.

Another advantage of Olympic weight plates is that they commonly come with grips and can be used as weights in any type of exercise that might require kettlebells or dumbbells. Most Standard plates don't come with grips.
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