fractional plates

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  1. evilf22

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    over the past few weeks ive been thinking of ordering some fractional plates to help with pressing, since 5 lb jumps arent always possible for me. while picking up some hardware at ACE's, i noticed they had 2" ID Steel washers. I bought 6 of em, and they fit both of my barbells perfectly. i havent put them on a scale yet, but 3 feels about the same as a 2.5 plate, so im guessing around .75 lb each. best part?? only 1.49 each, and i didnt have to buy a bunch of sizes id never use, like 1/4 lb, 1/2 lb, etc.... like in the $50+ sets you see, since i am just looking as a step between 5 lb jumps.
     
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    Good find. I might have to look into these.
     
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    According to my material database at work they should weigh about .63 lbs per washer (assuming they are for a 2" bolt). So four should ~2.5 lbs.
     
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    Yeah I use those same washers to make ~1.25 and ~2.5 and ~3.75lbs increments, and when a percentage calls for an odd number, I can get within 1.25lbs. I'm like a german engineer, things have to be as exact as possible for me.
     
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    Actually, you can get within .625lbs using those increments. You're more like a West Virginian engineer.
     
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    Dude, you put plates on BOTH sides of the bar. You're lifting in a West Virginia weight room. You do wear shoes on BOTH feet when you lift right?
     
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    Let's make a little number line:


    0............1.25............2.5............3.75............5

    Pick any real number on that line (e.g. 1.0234929, 3.47239 or 2/3). I will use some super special math magic and show you that your number is within .625 of one of the numbers I listed and that you are not smart.
     
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    What the hell are you guys arguing about?

    Donut said that the washers should weight ~.63lb each. .625X2=1.25lb right?

    One washer on each side.
     
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    :redface: duh, and I even knew that. I use that number, .625 to know when I have to round up or down to the next 1.25 increment. But I'm still smart goddamit, I just wasn't thinking.
     
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    I had a brain fart and thought a 1.25 increment gets you within 1.25lbs of any weight a percentage calls for. The all knowing ChaseT reminded me that with a 1.25 increment, you could in fact get within .625lbs of any weight.
     
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