Plate Raises

The plate raise exercise increases strength and stability throughout the shoulder and core regions. This exercise specifically targets the front of the shoulders.


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    Stand tall, holding a single weight plate by the sides with both hands in front of your hips.
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    Tighten your core and raise the weight up to shoulder height before returning to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Grip the plate tightly to create as much tension as possible.
  • Don't raise the plate above shoulder height.
  • Don't sway your torso as you raise and lower the weight.