Enter information in left column; enter weights and select appropriate menu if required. If needed, modify Weight Plate Pairs 'Available' according to your inventory. Click "Calculate". Calculate number of weight plate pairs needed on barbell (plates on each side) to reach closest weight without exceeding target weight. If it is not possible to reach the target with the available weights, a value greater than 0 (Target Weight - Final Weight) will appear in the 'Difference' field.
Percentage pulldown field can be used to calculate required weight plates for either warm up set(s) or a specific percentage(s) of a 1RM. If weight of the collars should not be included as part of the final weight, select 'None' for Collars. Approximate weights of barbell and collars are provided below. Exact weights may vary. 'Bar Weight' can also be used to indicate the weight of a sled on a leg press or hack squat machine.
Also see Imperial (Pounds) Weight Plate Barbell Racking Calculator.