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  • Jordan Feigenbaum
    I don't think it really matters that much and it is likely that your previous gym had similar weight discrepancies unless they were all calibrated plates.

    I'd hazard a guess that the gym environment is playing a significant role in your deadlift training currently. If it were me, I would try to be conservative on loading and get the work in.

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  • Arsh Dhange
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    Uneven weight plates

    Hi Austin/Jordan!

    I have 6 '45lb' plates in my home gym. In reality it is, 2 x 42.8, 3 x 43.6, 1x 48.8. I make sure to load the most similar ones together on lifts where i dont need to use all six plates. My problem arises during deadlifting. Due to the discrepancy of the weights, i can feel an imbalance when performing a deadlift. Will this ~3kg imbalance cause me issues, or should i just pretend as if i never weighed the plates? Whenever i deadlift, i make sure i have loaded the plates on the opposite side of the bar from last time so that i am not overworking one side only week after week. Fyi, my e1rm has decreased a fair amount on the deadlift only since using my home gym.

    Thanks a lot!