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Do you ever feel that adding weight in 5 pound increments is too much? PlateMate magnet weights attach to your dumbbells or weight plates allowing you to add weight in the increments you want.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • ASIN: B0006UABIU
  • Item model number: 1.25Donut

Customer Reviews

Holds relatively well on Urethane series Powerblocks

 on July 17, 2013
By JasonB.
I purchased these because I own the Powerblock U-90s, which only increase in 5lb increments after you exhaust the 2.5lb cylindrical “adder weights”. They don’t stick to the urethane series as well as they do the classic non-urethane PBs, but the 1.25lb platemates hold with more than enough strength to eliminate any fear whatsoever of them sliding/falling off. Do keep them clean (dust/dirt free) though, as any dust on the magnetic surface of the platemate will hinder the magnetism, and possibly promote “sliding”.

Great idea, but pricey!

 on January 1, 2017
By Mr Nunya
I was pleasantly surprised at these. I have 5 and 2.5 plates for my DB/BB sets, but wanted something to be able to increment at a total of 2.5 # when I was feeling my way to a higher rep weight, since my min reps for any particular exercise is 15 (over multiple sets!) and the max (to date) is 48. While these little gems are really effective because they (a) do the job of allowing a small increment, (b) are made well and will likely hold up over a long period, and (c) are magnetic, they are rather pricey! If the manufacturer would reduce them to some degree, I’d probably have another pair and would even consider giving to a few other people I know who would use them as I do.


 on June 10, 2018
By Mark
A must have when micro-loading esp. on standard barbells.

Exactly what I needed

 on September 21, 2011
By Venesa
I just needed an in-between weight instead of jumping up five pounds each time I added more. These worked perfectly for my dumbbells and plates. Like others, I’m not sure why they didn’t make the hole a tad bigger to fit Universal bars, but nonetheless it works hanging off of the bottom of the plate. Strong magnetic grip is appreciated to make me feel safe!

It is everything I expected

 on May 11, 2010
By Happy Camper
I am a personal trainer with my own studio. These magnets are perfect for the increments between on my dumbells that are 5 pounds apart. For some exercises 5 pounds is a big jump. These magnets simply add 1.25 pounds on each end of a dumbell for a total of 2.5 lbs. I got 2 pairs one pair for each dumbell. Now I have twice as many weights to choose from. The magnets can hold a 20 pound dumbell for a second. They do not work very well on plastic coated weights. They work well on selectorized weight machines. It shows on the box that it works on olympic bars but they do not fit. The hole is too small just like other reviews said. I would not use these on olympic bars anyways they cost too much for that. If that is what you want just get 1.25 pound plates.


 on July 4, 2017
By Robin C.
These are just what I was looking for. I have no idea what other reviewers are complaining about. So long as you attach these to metal weights, they are secure. Buying another set right now!

worth its weight

 on October 16, 2007
By Figmaglee
These simple add-on weights are perfect for the bodybuilder who likes to fine tune his weight increments bit by bit instead of overloading with another whole plate that’s too much of an increase. The magnets that hold the plates on are very strong, so there’s no slippage and the weights are accurate. It’s a good idea and an honest product.

Work good!

 on December 22, 2012
By flex
I use these little magnet plates on my dumbells when a ten pound jump is just a little too much. They work good,stay in place,and remove easily. They are a little pricey but are nice to have (I actually have four 1.25#ers and two 2.5#ers)

Five Stars

 on October 13, 2016
By Scot
Great product A++
Great product A++
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