Bumper plates or as they are now called “bumpers” are an important piece of equipment for boxes, gyms, health clubs, personal training studio and garage gyms. If you are in the market to purchase bumper plates, we’re going to explain what they are and how they can impact your workout. When bumper plates were first developed almost 50 years ago, they were not well-received primarily due to the high price tag. With time the price of bumper plates began to decrease and today they are common in most fitness related facilities. If you purchase the wrong type or model you may end up overpaying or having to replace them sooner than expected.