Don’t be fooled into thinking all platforms are the same, some are manufactured with thin rubber not designed for a heavy duty gym environment and low grade plywood. The Legacy is an exceptional platform using dense 40mm thick rubber tiles especially made for the fitness industry and with super strong Birch wood.
The reason we opt for Birch wood is because it's known for its strength and has a proven track record with the construction industry. Due to the climate in Finland, the Birch trees grow very slowly producing a very close grain high quality wood. Aside from the quality of the wood, Finnish imports are subject to additional quality control under the supervision of VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland).
Another bonus of using this wood is that Finland enforces good forestry practices and the amount of wood harvested is less than the annual growth of all forests in Finland which cover 2/3 of the land area.
The wood platform measures 1000mm wide by 2000mm long and positioned either side of the wood is 2sqm of solid 40mm rubber which limits damage to any floors and reduces shock and noise within your facility. The complete size is 2860mm by 2110mm giving you plenty of room to perform lifts.
As an extra you can choose to add some band pegs so you'll be able to add tension to different parts of the deadlift. Often utilised by powerlifters, wrapping bands around the pegs will allow you to use a lighter weight on the deadlift bar but benefit from increasing tension as the bar raises and the band stretches. This will teach you to focus on explosive strength and push through the recoil of the weightlifting band.
If you'd like a platform entirely made from rubber then we can help with that too.