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Plate Spacers

Plate Spacers

Regular price $95.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $95.00 USD
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**Sold in Pairs**

Plate Spacers add extra space to barbells making it easier to rack bars (particularly specialty bars) that can be challenging to rack. Plate Spacers add 3.75” to each side of the bar adding a level of safety and security when racking and un-racking weights.

Band re-tensioning is a breeze with Plate Spacers and doesn’t require lifting a loaded bar.  Plate Spacers allow bands to rotate under tension independently from the barbell. Simply spin the Plate Spacers for easy band adjustment.

Plate Spacers weigh 2.5 LBS each and are sold in pairs.

This product was created by Donnie Thompson over a decade ago to assist athletes with frozen joints and limited mobility. These athletes often had trouble re-racking specialty bars when bench pressing. As a result, Donnie took a 2.5 LB plate and an old PVC pipe and put it on his bench station and has never taken it off. During a visit with Donnie at The Storage Shed in S.C., Donnie discussed this with the AbMat team…fast forward 6 months and Donnie now has a permanent solution that can also be used as 2.5 LB change plates.

The Plate Spacers are American Made out of powder-coated steel. This is a limited run of 100 sets. Inventory is ready for immediate shipment. Grab your pair today!


  • American made 
  • Heavy duty, powder-coated steel
  • Sold in sets
  • 2.5 LB per piece
  • Measures 3.75” in length
  • Fits over 1.98” olympic barbell

Inventor: Donnie Thompson

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