Athletes who are looking to truly maximize their Olympic weightlifting goals need to view the sport completely different then those who just partake in the sport as a hobby. We are talking about more dedication to the sport, proper knowledge of how to rest and recover, what types of routines to maximize your potential, and the proper equipment needed to be your best.
This three-part series will take a look at all of these topics and how to help you prepare for taking your Olympic weightlifting experience to the next level.
So What Is Your Goal?
Do you understanding your capabilities?
Even if you do not lift more than 200 kg with each lift, having a gym that is outfitted with a lot of weight options is convenient and easy for athletes. Instead of breaking down and re-racking your weights after each set, you can set up many bars with the appropriate weight that you need. This allows you to superset specific lifts, but also in not wasting time when switching between exercises.
In previous posts we have mentioned that for beginners, it is probably more logical to purchase a set of weights that is more cost efficient to assure that you enjoy the sport. But those that are looking to compete against others should consider purchasing a weight set with over 500 pounds of total weight.
Also, for gyms that have many athletes training at their facilities, buying in bulk is a great option to save money, as well as provide enough weights for every athlete that trains at your gym.
Rogue 500lb and 1000lb HG Bumper Set
Rogue Fitness, which we have also done a review on, offers one of the top options when purchasing bumpers in bulk. While they have great sets for the casual athlete, their 500 and 1000 pound HG Bumper Set is perfect for any serious athlete or gym owner. These sets allow you to fully customize your desired set, with weight combinations that total to 500 or 1000 pounds. You will find this extremely helpful as you progress and realize that lifting, or not being able to lift, something as small as 5 pounds can mean the difference between victory and defeat.
These sets offered by Rogue will run around $925 for the 500 pound set and $1,775 for the 1000 pound set. Although this may seem like quite the investment, it is an extremely fair price for such a quality brand and should be considered for serious athletes.
In an upcoming post, we will discuss other options available for lower prices. Considering we already did a review on Rogue Fitness, you can reference it to get an understanding of the quality of their products. They are considered by many to be one of the top brands available and their prices for their 500 and 1,000 pound sets, make it easy for bigger lifters to get exactly what they need.
We will also touch on the other important factors of Olympic weightlifting. Now that you have a better idea of how to set your goals, as well as an idea of an industry leader in bulk weight sets, check out our other reviews to get an idea of how to still increase your max lifts, for less money.
In our next article we continue our roundup of the big guns.
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