So many questions and so little time. We have rounded up the most common questions, and added simple to follow instructions for you to use. We know that people, sometimes, just want to be left in peace, to solve a solution on their own, so here are all the rapid fixes to your questions. If you don't find what you need here, just head to the Contact Us page for some personal service with a smile.
What is the difference between the black, and coloured, training bumper plates?
Basically, the colour. It's for ease of recognition for the athletes, and also the trainers. The black plates are slightly denser rubber, and they are marginally cheaper to produce. In terms of longevity and performance, they are practically identical. View Olympic & Bumper Plates
What is the difference between training and coloured, training and competition bumper plates?
Competition Bumper plates are set to IWF specifications. The 450mm outer, and 50.5mm inner diameters must be strictly adhered to, as well as the +/-10g tolerance on all plates. The width of the plates is significantly reduced because of the steel center plates, which means you can fit more on the bar. View Competition Bumper Plates
Aren't Olympic bars all the same?
No, certainly not. A true Olympic Bar will be very specific in their specifications and the quality of materials and production. Please read the information provided on each of our bars carefully. In short, look for a true shaft diameter of 28mm/20kg (Mens) and 25mm/15kg (Ladies), steel quality, coatings, and knurling spec's to help with your decision. Browse Olympic Bars
Do I need to buy special flooring for dropping bumper plates?
The warranty for our weightlifting equipment is only valid if the equipment is dropped under onto purpose designed (+/=15mm) rubber gym flooring. Browse Gym Flooring
Can I drop my bar on the floor?
The Olympic bar should never be dropped without bumper plates on the sleeves. Plates that are not designed to be dropped, should also not be used if the bar is to be dropped. Browse Olympic Bars, Flooring
How long do bumper plates last?
A selection from each batch of bumpers are drop tested 30,000 times. We warranty the inserts to 30,000 drops, equivalent to 3 years commercial use. If treated well, bumper plates can last decades. Browse Bumper Plates
How heavy is the prowler sled?
48kg approximately. The two uprights are solid steel, not tube! For a lighter, or versatility of other options, take a look at our other sled options Browse Prowler Sleds
Do I get a harness included with my sled?
No, you will need to buy the harness separately. Browse Sleds.
Can Industrial Athletic design a custom rack system for my gym?
Of course, we have a numer of engineers who can happily produce a rack of your design, or we can have a kit-set made up from existing stock parts. Available soon. Browse Racks.
How heavy should my medicine ball be?
Totally dependant on your requirements, but as a rule, these are tools for explosive power and conditioning. If you think that you will not be able to move a certain weight at a high velocity, for a number of repititions, then consider a lighter weight. Available in 3, 6, & 9KG.
Are the Wall Balls suitable for slamming?
Sorry to say, that any stitched ball will succumb to being slammed. There are specific types of ball designed for dropping, or reaction-less falls to the ground, known as "Dead-balls". If you need a dead-blow ball see our dead balls here.
What are the dimensions of the plyo boxes?
The 3 sides are 50cm, 60cm, and 76cm (20", 24", and 30"). View Plyo Box.
What does E-coat, or Electroplating, mean in reference to the kettlebells?
Electroplating is not paint, let's get that very clear. Our Kettlebells are dipped in an electrically charged solution, causing a chemical reaction to the surface, which blackens and hardens it. This means there are no flaking chips of the coating coming off when dropped, bashed, or just worn out. As far as we know, we are the only supplier of E-coat bells in Australasia. Browse Kettlebells
Which rings have better grip, wooden or plastic?
Plain and Simple - Wooden! Plastic rings are good, and tough, but nothing beats the feel, durability, and grip of wooden rings. That's why they are the best around, and used by the real ring users - gymnasts. View Gymnastic Rings.
Do I need a long or short foam roller?
Long foam rollers are definitely the way to go if you don't have to constantly carry it from place to place. Short foam rollers are what we would consider as a travel option. Browse Foam Rollers.