WHY OUR OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING PLATFORM IS THE BEST ON THE MARKET
If you're looking for an olympic platform you'll quickly see that there are many available to you. Our platform is very different to many others on the market due to the materials we use. Lower priced platforms can be made using low grade plywood and thin layers of rubber. Over time and with heavy use, the plywood can begin to crack and warp under tough conditions of Olympic lifts such as the clean & jerk and snatch.
WHAT MATERIALS IS THE LEGACY PLATFORM MADE FROM?
We use a very high quality wooden base and solid 40mm rubber which is surrounded by a steel frame.
The wood used is solid Birch which is imported from Finland. We opt for this wood and 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 stringent 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.
WHAT ARE THE FEATURES?
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.