The brand name Eleiko is nothing new to powerlifters. Eleiko is responsible for creating the first discs for powerlifting in a competition setting and continues to set the standard for powerlifting plates. Through innovation and dedication to their brand, Eleiko created plates that are now used in worldwide events such as the Olympics due to their high quality and overall design. With plates ranging from a half a kilo to twenty-five kilos, it’s no doubt why Eleiko is one of the top brands in the industry.
One thing to notice about the Eleiko plates is their bright colors. Not only are the vibrant colors fun, they also serve a purpose. The contrast between the blue, yellow, red, and green plates make it easy to quickly identify the weight load you’d like to use. These colors also benefit someone attempting to add up the weight on their bar as it is easy to decipher which colors are coordinated to which weight. In addition, there is also a lip on these colored plates to make loading and relocating them a very easy task. This lip allows for easy removal on and off the bar as well as getting them back into storage after use.
Another thing to note about these plates is their durability under repetitive use. Even after years of lifters using them for olympic and power lifts, they will remain intact and ready for the next user. They fit perfectly, having a tight grip on the barbell with a minimal gap between the actual coating of the plate and the metal bar. This allows for the plates to stay firmly in place during lifts and drops. To support this, most lifters even mention how they don’t need to use a barbell collar if they don’t want to, because the plates are so snug anyways.
Lastly, Eleiko plates make progressive overload less complicated. Traditional lb. plates come in 2.5, 5, 10, 25, and 45 pound increments and often make it difficult to progress without having to take a big jump in weight. Even with the 2.5 and 5 lb plates, it becomes a hassle to mix them along with the larger plates in order to increase your load. Opposingly, kg plates come in increments of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 kg. It’s an even step between each plate size which creates an easier way to add or subtract weight from your current load.
Overall, Eleiko plates truly are the gold-standard for powerlifting. With many benefits ranking them above normal lb plates, there is a reason they are used in events such as the Olympic Games. Paired with our monolift or deadlift platform, they are sure to enhance your lifting and create an overall quality experience based on their ease of use.