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Is there a technical reason why small plates go on the outside of the collars?

I see this a lot in olympic weightlifting. You'll have some full diameter plates, then the collar, and then some smaller, for example, unit 1kg plates on the outside. Is there a technical reason why ...
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How can I make Atlas stones loadable and calibrate-able?

I'm trying to make barbell loadable atlas stones that have accurate weights. Like, say, 50lbs, 100lbs, and 200lbs. It's hard to accurately calibrate the weight of atlas stones I would imagine as their ...
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What are all the weightlifting plate/disc types, and what are their uses?

There's bumper plates, steel plates, calibrated plates, and so on. What other types are there, and what are each used/good for? Pros vs cons?
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Between barbell and dumbbell?

I have a fitness tool which is somewhat between barbell and dumbbell. I don't know what this is called. It is a bar that is 60cm (24 inches) long and is supposed to hold a steel plate or plates to ...
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What is the maximum weight which adjustable dumbell handles can take?

Recently I haven't had much time to go to the gym so I decided to buy my own dumbells. I quickly realized adjustable dumbells are more cheaper than normal dumbells. I came across this: http://www....
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45lb Plate - At home workout Ideas

I recently switched jobs and now the hours are pretty long and stressful. I still make time to workout in the morning for about a half hour every morning before I go to work. The only things I really ...
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Differences between round plates and octagonal plates?

From the Stronglifts 5x5 Report (Page 44): By the way, if your gym doesn't have round plates […], switch gym. You can't Deadlift/Row correctly with octagonal plates. What makes round plates ...
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Is it rude to drop bumper plates in a gym when on a platform?

My gym has a weights platform and bumper plates which are only allowed to be used on the platform. Naturally, it seems logical that dropping weights with bumper plates onto the platform should be ...
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What is the advantage of using Olympic plates over standard ones?

I'm lucky enough to have been gifted a half squat rack and 160kg of "standard" weights. I'm happy with this and not looking to upgrade in the near future but I was wondering what the advantages are of ...