Plate Push Ups
Plate Push ups utilize 2 stacks of 45 pound weights, in order to make standard push ups even harder. A common variation is to use power plate push up grips, which allow you to stabilize your hands firmly into the ground, and use the grips for leverage while doing push ups.
- Targeted muscles: Chest, shoulders, arms, abs
- Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
- Equipment: Other
- Mechanics Type: Compound
- Level: Beginner
- Type: Plyometrics
You can also switch the plate push ups exercise around, and turn it into a cardio/cross training exercise. To do this simply use one 45 pound weight, and bear crawl with it across a smooth surface.