Different Types of Full Commercial Standard Weight Plates
There are various types of weight plates to suit your preferences. Standard Iron Weights are made of cast iron and are extremely durable. Featuring a handy easy pick up design, Tri-Grip Iron Weight Plates are a handy alternative for faster weight changes or if you wish to use the weight for exercises without the bar, such as tricep curls.
Rubber-Encased Weight Plates have the benefit of absorbing noise, making them far more quiet if dropped. Standard Vinyl Weight Plates, which feature a hard plastic surface, have the same benefit. Both are also safer - dropping a cast iron weight on your foot is more likely to cause an injury. This is why these are particularly recommeded for beginners to weight training.
Standard Weight Plates feature a 1" diameter central hole and fit Standard Bars only.