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    Colors of Olympic plates

    I have been trying to find what are the standard colors of Olympic plates according to weight but I have yet to find a site that clears it up for good so I was wondering if anyone can help me.
    I know that with the bigger plates, it goes like this:
    25 kg- red
    20 kg- blue
    15 kg- yellow
    10 kg- green

    But what comes after that?
    The gym I go to has the same color scheme for lighter plates and it goes like this:
    5 kg- red
    2.5 kg- blue
    1.25 kg- yellow

    There is also a 50 kg plate that is green.
    I just wanted to know whether this green-red-blue-yellow and then again green-red-blue-yellow progression in weight plate colors is a standard of is this something that was simply done at the discretion of the manufacturer?
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    The IWF uses the following color scheme:

    25 kg red
    20 kg blue
    15 kg yellow
    10 kg green
    5 kg white
    2.5 kg red
    2 kg blue
    1.5 kg yellow
    1 kg green
    0.5 kg white

    This is a set scheme and not done at the discretion of the manufacturer.
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    Originally Posted by kbdub View Post
    The IWF uses the following color scheme:

    25 kg red
    20 kg blue
    15 kg yellow
    10 kg green
    5 kg white
    2.5 kg red
    2 kg blue
    1.5 kg yellow
    1 kg green
    0.5 kg white

    This is a set scheme and not done at the discretion of the manufacturer.
    Thanks, thats the info I was looking for. Seems that the plates at my gym were colored at the discretion of the manufacturer.
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    Yea when plate makers do plates in pounds (bumper or not), it gets all screwed up. It seems to go:
    45lbs = red
    35lbs = blue
    25lbs = yellow
    10lbs = green

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