Standards for weight platesLet's make it short and sweet. In the table you will find the weight with the assignment to the respective colour.
Color codesLet's make it short and sweet. In the table you will find the weight with the assignment to the respective colour.
|Color||Weight (big)||Weight (small)|
|red||25 kg / 55.1 lbs||2,5 kg / 5.5 lbs|
|blue||20 kg / 45 lbs||2,0 kg / 4.4 lbs|
|yellow||15 kg / 33 lbs||1,5 kg / 3.3 lbs|
|green||10 kg / 22 lbs||1,0 kg / 2.2 lbs|
|white||5 kg / 11 lbs||0,5 kg / 1.1 lbs|
Especially the colors red, blue and yellow are often found in the color norm. In my studio there are even 50 kilogram weight plates, which are also green. However, these are already damn old. Red and blue also correspond to the norm in my studio.
All other weight plates are unfortunately black, as is often the case. Especially weight plates under 20 kilograms are often worked without color.
This also has advantages during the exercise. By the same size of the weight plates you can train much cleaner and more comfortable. This is especially the case when lifting barbells from the ground. Of course, this also applies to Olympic weightlifting exercises.
In most functional gyms, the size of the discs is uniform from 5 kilograms. This is especially the case with crosstraining, as many elements from Olympic weightlifting are built in.
Permitted deviationsWhen it comes to competitions, there is also a standard for deviations. All weight plates up to and including 5 kilograms must not weigh more than 10 grams. The weight must not be lighter here.
For all heavier weight plates, i.e. from 10 kilograms, the weight may be a maximum of 0.05% lighter and 0.1% heavier.
Of course, this only applies to the Olympic plates and is not a law. The standard is not automatically met if you buy coloured weight plates. You should always pay attention to Olympic standards if this is important to you.