Powerlifting contests are always done using the metric size plates, yet most commercial gyms use "pound" plates that are usually low quality, meaning inaccurate weights. When you are training for a contest, you want to know that your training weights are EXACTLY what you want them to be, not plus or minus.... anything!
StrongArm plates are not on the IPF approved list (not yet at least), but only because we did not want to pay the enormous fees the IPF wants for this. They ARE made to IPF specifications for calibrated weight, dimensions and colors. So while you cannot use them for competition in CPU contests, they are perfectly acceptable in the warmup room at CPU meets, or in other feds, and home or commercial gyms. You can be assured they are every bit as precise and accurate as the plates you will see on the contest platform. You are just paying considerably less for them!
We've had our plates tested and certified as correct weight, see this page for more information and documentation of the testing. All sets include as many 25 kg's as you select, and a pair each of 20, 15, 10, 5, 2.5 and 1.25 kg plates.
Our online system is not the most sophisticated, and almost always over prices the shipping. Please use our Contact page to enquire about shipping. Include your full address, and how much weight you need.
USA customers: Please visit our US site for USD pricing, including shipping. Go to: strongarmsport.us
Our plates are warehoused in Calgary, local customers can pick up and avoid all shipping charges.
Very solid and sleek plates
StrongArm Plate Sets
Love the plates
Well made plates
We weighed them too
Overall I do like the plates. The issue I have is that about half of the brass plugs cannot screw in flush and at least 2 of them are cross-threaded - ie. one side is quite proud of the surface and the other side is level. Dealing with the brass plugs not being flush is simple - a wire brush to remove the paint from the threads. However, the instances in which the plugs have been cross-threaded, there is really no solution. That’s the part that is disappointing. I was considering getting Rogue or Eleiko, but Brandon Campbell suggested that the StrongArm product was similar in quality and at a much better price point. I didn’t realize until after I ordered the plates that the manufacturer of these StrongArm plates had changed after Brandon had made that suggestion.
A few people have reported this issue with the calibration plugs John. Thank you for taking care of it yourself. We have made our concerns known to the manufacturers and they have assured us it will be corrected on the next shipment.