There will come a time when you start reaching a plateau and you need to be creative to get pass it. One of the ways to do this is microloading.
Sometimes progressing your weights by 5 lbs can be too much at certain times but most places only have 2.5 lbs as their smallest plates (2.5 x 2 = 5 lbs duh). So we do some microloading to surpass plateaus with even smaller weight progression than 5 lbs.
In order to do some microloading we need to get ourselves some Fractional Plates. There are many ways to get one. There are commercial versions and then the homemade versions.
Going to show below how to get a cheap version by using steel washers which is what I use. Read the rest of this entry »