Why Add a Deadlift Station To Your Gym?
Whether you’re an experienced lifter or a newbie, a deadlift platform is more than just a slab of rubber and wood—it’s the foundation of your strength journey. A well-structured weightlifting station not only enhances your performance but also safeguards your surroundings. It absorbs the shock from heavy weights, preventing damage to your floor, and helps to minimise noise, making it a great investment for any serious lifter.
But let’s dig a bit deeper to understand what makes a weightlifting platform so valuable for your workouts.
Transforming Your Workout with a Deadlifting Platform
A deadlifting platform is the stage where power and strength meet. It's a space where you can perform various forms of deadlifts, including sumo, conventional, and trap bar deadlifts. Each platform provides a level, stable base to push through your feet and maximise the power transmitted to the bar. Not only that, but a dedicated deadlift station ensures optimal safety, reducing the risk of accidental slips or falls.
Our weightlifting platforms also offer versatility beyond a platform deadlift. They can be used for other strength exercises, such as presses and rows, and even Olympic lifts, making them an invaluable addition to your training equipment.
Find Your Ideal Deadlift Floor Platform at Kinta Fitness
We at Kinta Fitness offer a variety of platforms to suit different needs and spaces. Our two most popular options are the Deadlifting Platform 2.4m x 1.9m and Deadlifting Platform 3.1m x 2.1m.
Deadlifting Platform 2.4m x 1.9m
This deadlift floor platform is perfect for both commercial and home use. With its sturdy 30mm thick timber platform and rubber edging, it’s built to withstand the pressures of intensive workouts. Its dimensions, 243 cm wide x 193 cm long, provide ample space for a safe and comfortable lifting session.
Deadlifting Platform 3.1m x 2.1m
This larger option, measuring 310 cm wide x 210cm long, comes with the added feature of resistance band attachment points. It’s also framed with a 30mm thick timber platform and rubber edging. Whether you're a seasoned strength athlete or someone looking to get more serious about their lifting, this deadlift floor platform is a great choice.
Deadlifting Platform FAQs
What’s the difference between an Olympic weightlifting platform and a regular platform?
An Olympic lifting platform is specifically designed for performing Olympic lifts, like the snatch and clean and jerk, which are dynamic and need more room due to their explosive nature. This platform is typically larger to accommodate.
On the other hand, a regular weightlifting platform, often referred to as a deadlifting platform or deadlift station, is usually smaller. This kind of platform is designed primarily for heavy deadlifting, a move in powerlifting, not Olympic weightlifting. The centre portion is also made of wood, but the outer sections are topped with rubber mats, which can handle the weight dropped onto them and protect the floor and equipment.
Keep in mind that both platforms, whether a regular weightlifting platform or an Olympic weightlifting platform, protect your floor from damage and provide a safe, stable area for lifting. But if you"re eyeing those Olympic lifts, you might want to look into an Olympic lifting platform. And if you're focusing more on powerlifting, specifically deadlifts, then a deadlift floor platform may be your go-to!
Do I need a weightlifting platform if I use bumper plates?
While using bumper plates does mitigate some of the impacts of dropped weights, a dedicated weightlifting platform provides additional benefits. It offers a better grip and stability, reducing the risk of slipping during your platform deadlift. It also ensures a consistent, level surface that may not be guaranteed by your floor alone.