Microplates, do you need them?

Microplates, do you need them?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you're late intermediate or advanced in my experience

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No the weight of the bar fluctuates with the temperature and whether or not you peed that day .
      Over a week benching the same bar and same plates you'll never actually push the same weight twice. A possible variation of 2.5lbs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > being this moronic
        No the weight doesn't fluctuate with temperature you fricking mongoloid. Density does but it doesn't matter, the weight is the same. Also amount of piss in your body also OBVIOUSLY doesn't influence the weight of ANOTHER OBJECT.
        At most you could argue about dust and moisture but even that, especially if you come when there are similar amount of people doing bench and in general.But it obviously fricking wouldn't be up to 2.5 lbs.

        Also. LET'S SAY YOUR moronic BS IS CORRECT.
        Guess what fricktard? ON AVERAGE it would still cancel out but a constant addition of a 2.5lbs or whatever plate would shift that average up.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think they may have been joking

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I agree. If you are just started you don't really need them. They are for situations where you have already plato'd so you need something very light to be able to make progress

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >plato'd
      Dumbfrick ESL.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's not even an English word you fricking Black person, he's definitely american

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah he is right I am an esl. I completely forgot the word has french origins. It's plato in my native language so it was a double trap for me

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I love you anon <3

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's plato in my native language
            No it f&*ing isn't. What language

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this might shock you but some french words exist in english. no need to apologise for your faux pas, though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >faux pas
            well done

            Nah he is right I am an esl. I completely forgot the word has french origins. It's plato in my native language so it was a double trap for me

            I think the ESL meme is stupid
            >haha you're speaking a langauge that is at least your second language unlike I who speaks just one and misspell shit all the time

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I think the ESL meme is stupid
              I agree. Dumb monolingual amerilards don't understand that they're actually roasting themselves

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >faux pas
                well done
                [...]
                I think the ESL meme is stupid
                >haha you're speaking a langauge that is at least your second language unlike I who speaks just one and misspell shit all the time

                butthurt esls lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >speaks one language
                kwab

                >I think the ESL meme is stupid
                I agree. Dumb monolingual amerilards don't understand that they're actually roasting themselves

                you expect too much from average amerifat

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >speaks one irrelevant language and the only relevant one poorly

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >speaks 3 languages spoken by at least 20 countries each and currently learning the 4th
                ftfy

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I think the ESL meme is stupid
              I agree. Dumb monolingual amerilards don't understand that they're actually roasting themselves

              >NO SAR DO NOT CALL ME ESL SAR DO NOT REDEEM SARR! DO NOT REDEEM!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe he's a Socrates man.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mfw ive plato'd at the gym

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jej

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost never. If you're using periodization or any kind of boredom breaking stuff. But if you're just going as far as you can with none of that stuff yeah. You're not going to be testing if you can add weight all that often to begin with by the time they're useful

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This but also not this.. Sometimes the %'s just end up in a way that you need microplates to get the x total weight. Sure you could just put less weight or more to hit that even number since you are working in the 70-80% RPE but yeah. I rarely need them to test if I can add weight and bench it. I test my maxes generally once every 4-6 weeks period.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes if you lift for strength, no if you lift for size.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd get them for DB exercises like laterals but my gym's DB's have a rubberized surface. If your gym has bought their DB's in the past two decades it's unlikely they'll have an iron surface.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for my cable lateral raise, yes

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GAAAAAY

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anything less than 1kg plates are a larp to make guys think they're progressing and argue with your mother about it if you're using them

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use them for progressing OHP and curls

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    absolutely crucial for overhead press and bench to some extent. once you get to the point where microplates would be a necessity for squats and deadlifts, you should probably start to program them in some way other than linear progression

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're really useful for progressing exercises like chest flys, lateral raises etc where 5lbs is a gigantic increase.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just add an extra collar to the bar if need be.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play a record you Manc twat.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes a 5 pound jump is just too much. In my home gym I had a bunch of weird plates like 5.5s, 11s, and 22s so I could mix and match them to get a 1-3 pound jump. It helped be blast through my bench plateau.

    I recently returned to a commercial gym. I'm thinking the way to get around not having micros is to vary weight within a set. For example:
    Week 1: 3x5 at 205
    Week 2: 1x5 at 210; 2x5 at 205
    Week 3: 2x5 at 210; 1x5 at 205
    Week 4: 3x5 at 210.

    I haven't tested it yet but I assume it will work.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microplates are the only reason I got to a 2pl8 bench. 2.5 lb increments was life changing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Microplates are the only reason I got to a 2pl8 bench. 2.5 lb increments was life changing
      homie wtf? what shitty program are you running bc you can legit get to 2pl8 within 6 months of doing SS

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Show us your 2pl8 bench Mark

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but not everyone starts as a fat manlet. Skinny tall guys struggle with it.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1.25 lb micros are nice

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    put those micro plates on your micro penis

    i only go up by intervals of 25 pounds i dont even touch the 5's or 10's

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of the time you don't need more than 1.25 lb pl8s. Though if you have olympic barbells and do lateral raises, you might be able to do progressive overload with them.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for upper body movements yea

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