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Mehdi Hadim

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Mehdi Hadim is the author of, a blog helping you build muscle and lose fat through strength training.

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How to Make Your Own Bumper Plates on a Budget

Ready to try a spot of Olympic Weightlifting? Make your own 'plates'.

Bumper Plates
Bumper Plates.
You're into strength training for some time. And now you decided to incorporate Olympic lifts. You want to Power Clean. But the problem is: you don't have bumper plates. You have normal rubber plates. What do you do?

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