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And this is why we don’t have nice things …

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Maybe you didn’t know that the 10# and 15# plates are NOT designed to be dropped? When you dump a set of 10# or 15# plates on a bar from the overhead or shoulder position, you are shortening the life of some very expensive equipment. The 10# and 15# plates simply can’t take the beating of repeated drops from above ground. See below …

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You know, there’s a gym budget for buying cool things, adding rowers, GHDs, racks, upgrading equipment and replacing things that actually wear out.

This picture represents over a $600 expenditure for 10# & 15# plates that were not worn out but abused and misused.

It’s $600 that could have gone to a GHD or a new rower … but nope, we have to replace plates that should have lasted a number of years.

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There is NO reason that our very expensive 10# & 15# Rogue plates should look like this.

This peeps, is the reason we don’t have more equipment …

 

A lot of people think that when you lift weights it means that you should slam them onto the floor when done. This is bad for a number of reasons.

  • One reason is obvious… it could break the equipment and/or damage the floor.
  • The second reason is that you could really hurt yourself if you don’t practice setting weights down in a controlled and easy fashion.

Check out this article by Greg Everett who is a lifting coach, bar none, on good practices for lowering the bar SAFELY!

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Remember to have a plan for bailing if you get in trouble.

Ask your coach for suggestions if you are unsure about how to lower weight safely in a particular exercise.

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And as a reminder about proper care of our equipment, please do not drop the following:

1. Empty bars
2. Bars loaded with only 15# or 10# plates exclusively
3. Kettlebells
4. Bars loaded with iron plates exclusively

 

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  1. July 19, 2014 at 4:16 am

    guess it would help if crossfitters used real metal plates and stoped kidding themselves xD

  2. Simon
    July 20, 2014 at 5:51 am

    A lot of people at my CrossFit do this as well. They just look like complete dickheads. Hey Bro look at me. Look how hard I can slam this bar down on the ground. I’m so strong bro.

  3. July 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I thought Rogue gear was built to last. I guess not from the above…

  4. philippe
    August 15, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    you think adding plywood practice ‘plates’ would help?

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