Weight Plates Danvers MA

Most of you know that there are two types of weight plates the constantly-touted Olympic plate and the good old standard weight plate. The basic difference is that Olympics the ones typically found in gyms have a 2-inch center hole, while standard plates the ones typically used in home gyms have slightly smaller middle holes at 1-inch.

Sports Authority
(978) 774-9400
Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA
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Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(781) 233-8885
343 Broadway
Saugus, MA
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10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(781) 395-0100
640 Fellsway
Medford, MA
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9:30AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(617) 441-0050
170 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA
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10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
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10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(781) 233-8885
343 Broadway
Saugus, MA
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(978) 922-7774
North Beverly Plaza
Beverly, MA
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10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(781) 935-5388
296 Mishawum Road
Woburn, MA
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Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(617) 629-0102
133 Middlesex Avenue
Somerville, MA
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Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(781) 395-0100
640 Fellsway
Medford, MA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(508) 339-3010
280 School Street, Suite I100
Mansfield, MA
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Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Weight Plates

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Weight Plates

Most of you know that there are two types of weight plates the constantly-touted Olympic plate and the good old standard weight plate . The basic difference is that Olympics the ones typically found in gyms have a 2-inch center hole, while standard plates the ones typically used in home gyms have slightly smaller middle holes at 1-inch.

Weight lifting forums and fitness magazines are ever-debating about the pros of purchasing Olympic weights versus standard weights for your home gym. I personally don't want to start WWIII especially with a bunch of power lifters but I purchased standard weights because they were all I could afford and they do the trick. If you weight train simply to strengthen and tone muscles like I do, and even if you want to add mass then standard weight plates are just as good. On the other hand, if you want to train as a professional weight lifter then you'll probably fork out the extra money for Olympic plates regardless. However, before you buy, keep in mind that Olympic and standard plates and bars don't mix, so if you commit to an Olympic bar for your home gym then you're forced to put out the extra cash for complimentary Olympic plates.

If you're a clammy-handed weightlifter like I am, then you'll be impressed with the solid handle and loading you'll get with rubber-encased plates . These also keep your gym floor and weight plates protected from cracking and becoming dented.

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