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Upper Body Weight Plates Workout Guide from Xercise4Less Gyms

Challenge your arms and shoulders with this strength-building Upper Body Weight Plates Workout Guide. Make this part of your inclusive Xercise4Less exercise plan whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or already an experienced gym user. Get fitter quicker at your local friendly Xercise4Less gym with our upper body exercise session using weight plates.

You can use a weight plate for strength training, endurance work, flexibility, balance and injury prevention so it’s a very handy exercise to master on your journey to a fitter you. Check out our upper body weight plate workout and see the real benefits for your real body.

How to Work Out Your Upper Body with Weight Plates

Get your heart rate high and really feel the calorie-burning effects with this effective Xercise4Less Upper Body Weight Plates Workout Guide. Use the following weight plate moves as part of your upper body exercise sessions: 

Focus on working both the lifting and lowering parts of each weight plate move. Try to make your transitions between each of the upper body weight plate moves as smooth as possible and focus on quality reps with good form. If you’d prefer to focus on your legs and glutes, check out our Lower Body Weight Plates Workout Guide or take on the Xercise4Less Full Body Weight Plates Workout for some full body exercise.

Whatever local Xercise4Less gym you work out in, you’ll find enough weight plates waiting for you. Exercise using our 4 sets of Olympic bumper plates and 1 Ladies Only Olympic bumper plate set and lean on the expert advice and guidance of our friendly Personal Trainers. Our fitness staff are always on hand to help with weight plate technique or to advise you can include weight plates moves in your fitness plan.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to perform these upper body weight plate exercises correctly.

Weight Plate Alternating Knee-In and Press Upper Body Exercises

Challenge your whole upper body with this Weight Plate Alternating Knee-In and Press exercise.

Lie on the floor and hold a weight plate a few inches above your torso. Raise your shoulders, back, and legs off the floor. Engage your abs to lift your upper body higher as you bring the weight plate overhead and pull your right knee in toward your chest. Reverse the movement to return to start. Repeat on the other side. That's one rep.

Do 8 Weight Plate Alternating Knee-In and Press upper body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 60 seconds.

 

Weight Plate Rotational Skater Hop Upper Body Session

Energise your core with this superb upper body exercise, the Weight Plate Rotational Skater Hop.

Stand on your left foot and hold a weight plate in front of you with both hands, elbows bent. Brace your core and lift your right foot off the floor. Hop to your right, raising your left leg behind you as you rotate your torso and bring the plate toward your right hip, keeping it close to your body. Repeat on the other side. That's one rep.

Do 8 Weight Plate Rotational Skater Hop upper body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 60 seconds.

 

Weight Plate Row Upper Body Workout

Improve your balance and target your middle back muscles with this Weight Plate Row session.

Stack the needed number of weight plates on top of a small weight plate on the ground, allowing you to easily grip the rims. Take a shoulder-width stance in front of the weight plates. Bend at the hip with your knees slightly bent, keeping your back flat. Grab the weight plates from the side and let them hang below your chest, arms extended. Maintain a flat back, pull the weight plates to your chest by flexing the elbows. Avoid jerking the weight plates. Return the plates to the starting position and repeat.

Do 10-12 Weight Plate Row upper body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 60 seconds.

Weight Plate Halo Upper Body Exercises

The Weight Plate Halo works your shoulders, biceps, triceps, and back and your upper body feels the real benefits.

Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold a weight plate with an outside grip, arms extended overhead. Bend your elbows and rotate your arms to move the weight plate around your head in a circle and down the other side. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch direction; repeat.

Do 8-10 Weight Plate Halo upper body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 60 seconds. 

Join Xercise4Less Gyms for an Upper Body Weight Plates Workout

When you want to get fitter, you need to join the exercise experts, Xercise4Less Gyms. All the equipment you need to speed you on your fitness journey comes as part of your Xercise4Less gym membership. Choose from 4 sets of Olympic bumper plates and 1 Ladies Only Olympic bumper plate set as you work out your upper body with weight plates. If you’d prefer to split your workouts, try the Lower Body Weight Plates Workout Guide or the Xercise4Less Lower Body Weight Plates Workout Guide for effective ideas on building muscle and shedding real weight.

Including an upper body weight plates session in your fitness programme is a no-brainer no matter whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or already an experienced gym user. At the People’s Gym our friendly personal training experts will guide and motivate you towards your fitness goals, no matter how fit you are and no matter how ambitious your exercise targets are. With the best value gym membership from Xercise4Less, you get the latest gym gear with over 400 pieces of exercise equipment including lots of weight plates. We also provide a friendly and inclusive workout environment ranging from a private Ladies Only gym zone to a special Spin studio, functional fitness area and combat zone. Benefit from the incredible Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps in your local Xercise4Less gym or energise yourself with our inclusive group fitness classes including Les Mills workouts. What more could you need to see real results for your real body?

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and supercharge your fitness journey. Sit down with our friendly Personal Trainers to work out an inclusive exercise plan using these weight plate exercises. Get fitter from the first moment you sign up to an Xercise4Less gym membership.

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