Why Are Lifting Platforms So Important?

Lifting Platforms not only provide you with a designated lifting area and an awesome branding opportunity, but they also fulfil a function. Today we’re going to discuss the function of the lifting platform and look at the options available to you.

Newton’s third law of relativity states that “for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction”. This is never truer than when attempting to lift a weight over our head. Why, then, do so many of us lift in unstable footwear or on flooring that moves under foot, thus increasing the chance of injury and never quite reaching the level of lift we’re truly capable of?

A Lifting Platform is essentially a solid flooring element made from either cross laid ply timber or composite manufactured structurally so as not flex when the force of lifting is applied to it. Both composite and timber platforms can be integrated seamlessly in to 30mm and 40mm rubber gym flooring. Alternatively, lifting platforms and rubber dropping zones can be housed in standalone units, sitting proud of any existing level flooring solution.

If looking to fit a lifting platform into an existing gym floor, why not highlight the dropping zone with different colored tiles? This not only looks attractive but creates a safer space by designating individual working areas.

The platform itself provides stability and a smooth transition surface (unlike the rubber drop zone). Olympic weightlifting shoes (“lifters” to the initiated) are designed specifically to be used on wood floors, letting your feet slide just enough to shift into position, without undue slipping.

The addition of your own branded platforms creates a real flash of professionalism and pride to a training area. Why not advertise your business or add some color to your gym with the option of platform customisation from Absolute Performance.

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