The versatility of Bumper Plates is without question, you can do all the different types of lifting- weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. The benefits of bumpers over other types of plates like traditional cast iron plates are the dramatic reduction in noise levels as well as protecting your flooring when dropped. This is possible because of their thick rubber contruction thus providing a larger surface area to absorb the impact. The stand out benefit of bumper weight plates is lifter safety, they are designed to be dropped therefore you can train on your own without the need of a spotter! If you get fatigued during a deadlift or squat and you can't finish, dont worry, just drop them, your Plates and floor wont be damaged and it will save your back too!