Magnetic Weights

Discussion in 'Commercial Equipment' started by TrapsOfSteal, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. TrapsOfSteal

    TrapsOfSteal New Member

    Hi,

    I am looking for magnetic weights, that is, weights of 1 to 2 pounds each that could stick to barbells or dumbells so that I can increment by 2.5 lbs or so rather than 5 lbs for some exercises. Any ideas where I can get this type of thing?

    Thanks,

    Traps
  2. xahrx

    xahrx New Member

    You should be able to find 2.5lb weights as it is. I'm not sure anyone actually sells a magnetic weight like that.
  3. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    there is someone who makes them, but they are as expensive as sin.

    Or You can buy normal magnets and use them to attach plates to the Db
  4. Mike Echanis

    Mike Echanis New Member

  5. Enigma66

    Enigma66 New Member

    They're called Plate Mates. A Google search should get you some vendors.
  6. TrapsOfSteal

    TrapsOfSteal New Member

    <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"> Or You can buy normal magnets and use them to attach plates to the Db</div>

    Have you tried this? I guess this could work but the magnet would have to be fairly big. Where the hell does one buy magnets that are not tiny refrigerator ones anyway.
  7. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    have no idea, but thats basically all the plate mate type thing is.
  8. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Speaker magnets from old blown speakers. I use them on my workbench to hold miscellaneous screws and stuff.
  9. style

    style New Member

    why would you use an increment that small? Would it really make a difference?
  10. Spyke

    Spyke New Member

    Harbor Freight Tools has large magnets pretty cheap. They have stores around some parts as well as the internet site.
  11. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    <div>
    (style @ Apr. 22 2006,09:57)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">why would you use an increment that small? Would it really make a difference?</div>
    My schedule calls for some 5lb increments for dumbells when I have no more room for plates or am out of small plates...or...
    If it looks like I'm gonna get my lift easily and don't want to go into the next bracket - the magnets add a touch.
  12. I read somewhere that above 100 lbs the your CNS will not percieve a 1 lb increase in weight. SOme use this to get over plateaus by adding &quot;fractional poundage&quot;

    I have seen magnets in many gyms as well as these:

    http://www.fractionalplates.com/cgi-bin....gno=1.2

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