Thruster Plates (set of 2)

SKU: Thruster Plates
$289.00 AUD
Tax included.

*We're unable to ship this item to New Zealand at this time*

This purchase contains a set of 2 x 45lb (20.4kg) BC Strength Thruster Plates.

Unless you're a thin individual, chances are you have experienced frustration with getting the barbell into position when performing barbell hip thrusts with a thick bar pad. Essentially, you can barely (or you can't) roll the bar over your thighs. Then when you pull your feet back to get into proper position, the pressure on your lower abs and bladder is gruelling.

We circumvented this problem at Glute Lab by rolling the loaded barbell onto 1.5 inch rubber mats, and this worked very well for the time being. But the problem with this fix is that the rubber mats are hard to come by, and it's hard to roll the bar onto the mats when you get very strong and have several plates on each side of the bar.

For this reason, we decided to make BC Strength Thruster Plates, which are an extra 3 inches in diameter compared to standard plates. Even if you have big thighs and are using a squat sponge, you can comfortably get into position and get your thrust on. No more awkwardness!

An added benefit is that the plates naturally serve as a "jack" or elevated loading pin in that you can pile on additional weight with ease.

A final advantage of the BC Strength Thruster Plates is that you can perform "block pulls" with them without any blocks. The 1.5 inch elevation is great for people with limited hip flexion mobility who can't get into proper deadlift position without rounding their low back.

Please note that no bar is included with this purchase.

  • The BC Strength Thruster Plates are coated in natural rubber (styrene butadiene rubber and calcium carbonate)
  • Each BC Strength Thruster Plate weighs 45lbs (20.4kg)
  • Plate width is 2 inches; plate diameter is 21 inches
  • Fit on any standard Olympic barbell sleeve up to 50mm

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Game changer

These plates make getting into position for a hip thrust so much easier. The extra diameter of the plates is genius! They also work for block pulls without the need for blocks.

High quality

These plates are made so well. The material is high quality. Make getting into hip thrust position easier

Jennifer Kinney
Great size, but slippery

I love the diameter of these - perfect for rolling over my legs for hip thrusts. I used to have such a difficult time getting into and out of position and having the bar sit on my bladder - not good for this 48 yr old who has had two kids. :) What I don’t like is that these are slippery buggers and hard to grab off the floor. The lip on the edge could be bigger or designed differently to allow the user to get a better hold on them. I’m used to my rubber plates with holes in them that have a good grip. Also, it might not be for everyone, but I would have purchased these in a lighter weight, like 25# or 35#. The 45# work okay for me, but I’m a beginner and i can’t bang out very many. All in all, the ease of getting into position FAR outweighs the things I would change. I no longer dread this exercise. I use it with the Thruster Bar Lite and the combo is a game changer for me.

Game changer

The quality of these plates is so good, and they are just beautiful! I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to set up for hip thrusts. I can touch down without losing form.

Lily Miller

Worth every penny, amazing quality and super fast delivery would definitely recommend

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