Imagine that you’ve just completed sets of heavy deadlifts. You’re tired, but now that you’re done you have to be a good gym-goer and take those weight plates off the barbell. Well, instead of trying to remove every plate individually, Omar Isuf shows you this super easy way to unload the weights efficiently and safely.
Deadlifts. you either love 'em or are afraid of 'em. To the casual eye, this exercise looks like a great way to throw out your back (and you certainly can if you've got terrible form), but they're actually one of the best and most practical movements in or outside of the gym. Here's what you need to know about this not-so-deadly exercise.Read more
The solution is super simple: Take a 2.5 or 5kg plate, place it on the ground on one side of the barbell, and roll the plates over it. The small plate props up the barbell, allowing you to easily slide each plate off, instead of lifting the barbell off the ground and holding it while also stripping off a plate. Then once you’ve got one side done, the other side is a breeze. I mean, you still have to put the weights away, but still!
This method is great for people who have to remove more than two 20kg plates on each side. I know that after doing really heavy deadlifts myself I’m not a fan of taking off all the plates afterwards, but it’s something I have to do anyway. Since learning this method, I’ve had an easier time and wondered where the hell it has been all my life.