Any of you guys heard of fake training BA plates?

dknob

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I'm looking to put plates in my kit for weighted purposes during crossfit but obviously can't and wouldn't buy real plates. Do fake plates exist for training purposes?
I have been using tiles that I cut to fit in the pockets.. but the lack of a curveture for the spine and front has taken its toll. Any advice?

Google didn't help much.
 

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The Airsoft plates are very light weight, but you could poke a hole and maybe fill them with sand or something. Probably wont give you actual weight, but close enough.
 

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Have you considered just using a weighted vest instead of your BA? They are a bit easier on the body than most plate carriers too.
 

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For maximum comfort, and that head-turning "wow" factor at the gym:
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They sure do exist bro, we have them for training. Blue ones from CCA Australia and BaE. They weigh the same and have a blue vinyl coating.

Why don't you just get some DXed plates that failed an Xray chep and use those?
 

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Just be careful working out with weight hanging off of you. If it's not a snug fit, the weight impacting your joints after you've stopped moving will act as a pile driver and wreak havoc on your lower joints starting at the pelvis.
 
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