We recently received our order with Hele Fitness Hawaii, a local Hawaii strength equipment company who has been making waves in the fitness industry in Hawaii.

I never worked with competition plates, but have heard great reviews on them in comparison with the normal bumper plates you see out there. This is what Hele Fitness has to say about them:

“If you are looking at these plates, you are bad ass! The HELE Fitness Competition Plates are IWF standard 450mm in diameter, with a narrow width that allows you to load up the bar with more weight. The 50.4mm collar opening and steel disc insert keep the plates from moving even when your favorite workout song comes on.”

 After doing several lifts for the first time (as shown in video) and training with them for the past week, I now understand why people like training with competition plates.  While they are on the pricier side, I do believe it’s worth it if you looking to get serious with your training.

I’d recommend it for those who perform weightlifting movements in their training programs and those interested in weightlifting competitions.