Weight Lifting Platforms
Weightlifting platforms protect your floors from breaking under falling free weights. They are especially important when practising deadlifts and squats.
Lifting free weights in many various ways has become an indisputable staple of the exercising scene across all gyms in all places. Be it lifting dumbells, medicine balls, barbells, and other free weights, the free weight method has skyrocketed in demand, and gym-goers flock to facilities that can facilitate these kinds of exercises. However, this also poses some problems with regard to your facility itself. Simply put, these weights are quite heavy, and gym-goers just dropping them on the floor is a recipe for disaster, no matter what the floor is made of; free weights can shatter tile, potentially crack concrete flooring, and will break holes open through wooden flooring. This is one reason why some gyms opt only to offer strength machines and look down upon the use of free weights. However, there are some who have devised a very clever solution to this all too important problem.
Some have attempted to solve this problem by using rubberized weights. This was able to mitigate the floor breaking that was a problem with the metal weights before, but it just wasn’t the best solution overall. The true solution that led to most, if not all gyms moving towards the acquisition of free-weight facilities is the development of the weightlifting platform; a rubberized surface you can place on any flat flooring that is meant to blunt the force of a falling free weight. It was a simple solution, but it was the one that worked; it was especially important for those doing the squat and deadlift, who would often drop their free weights with some force after a heavyweight practice.