These fractional weights are a great addition to my gym, and are in such small increments that you can always be making progress as maxes and plateaus are being reached. I train mainly women and the big jumps in dumbells and plates have always frustrated them and myself as a female athlete and coach. I found magnetic 1.25 lb and 2.25 lb weights a while ago, but they often fell off the bar or would not be able to be put on dumbells. The only reasons would like these plates better is if there were pink ones!!!
I'm getting back into lifting after 9 months off due to COVID, and now have a home gym in the basement. I know I lost a lot of my strength, and it's not going to magically come back if I force myself to lift more than might be safe for me at this point. Using fractionals allows me to rebuild strength and confidence, and the great variety in this set lets me tack on just a little more to break through to the next level.
These weights helped me heal a recent plateau! Only draw back is the paint comes off easily when I slide them on and off my bar, leaving color stains.