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Overhead Plate Press

Free Weights / Total Body / Beginner
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How to do the Overhead Plate Press - Learn Proper Overhead Plate Press Form

  1. Step 1: Stand up straight holding a barbell plate with both hands. They should be positioned at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions. Your palms should be facing each other and your arms should be extended with your elbows slightly bent. Hold the plate down near your waist.
  2. Step 2: Feet should be about shoulder-width apart. Bring arms up so that the plate is at neck level and your hands are under the plate. This is the starting position.
  3. Step 3: Begin exercise by dipping your legs and pushing up while simultaneously pushing arms up above your head. Ending with your legs and arms in a straight vertical line. Reverse movement back to starting position.

Overhead Plate Press Variations and Overhead Plate Press Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Stand on an upside down bosu ball so that the flat black side is facing up. Perform as described for a really intense core workout.
  2. Variation 2: Use a barbell or dumbbells instead of a weight plate.

Overhead Plate Press Tips

  1. Tip 1: Be sure to use both your legs and arms to push the weight up above your head.
  2. Tip 2: Exhale as you push weight up and inhale as you lower back down.

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Overhead Plate Press Muscles Worked

Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
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Overhead Plate Press Equipment

Overhead Plate Press Training Details

The overhead plate press is a free weights and total body exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only overhead plate press equipment that you really need is the following: weight plates. There are however many different overhead plate press variations that you can try out that may require different types of overhead plate press equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper overhead plate press form is easy with the step by step overhead plate press instructions, overhead plate press tips, and the instructional overhead plate press technique video on this page. The overhead plate press is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the overhead plate press video, learn how to do the overhead plate press, and then be sure and browse through the overhead plate press workouts on our workout plans page!

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Overhead Plate Press Force Type: N/A
Overhead Plate Press Mechanics Type: Compound
Overhead Plate Press Other Names: Overhead Plate Press

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