Bumper plates are one of the ‘must haves’ for just about anyone doing CrossFit workouts. Olympic lifts are a core element of CrossFit, and having bumper plates allows you to push yourself hard without worrying that if you drop the barbell you’re going to bend the bar or trash your flooring. The go-to bumpers for everyday use will have steel inserts and be thicker than competition plates.
Two Recommended Bumper Plates for CrossFit
1) Troy VTX Black or Color Bumper Plates – These plates are marked with both pounds and kilograms, have a thick steel insert, fit snugly on the bar, and are warrantied for one year. Available at Rep Fitness here
2) Pendlay Econ V2 Bumper Plates – These bumper plates are marked with pounds or kilograms, have a thick steel insert, a smooth glossy finish, and are warrantied for 3 years. Available at Rep Fitness here.