Weight plates aren’t just barbell trimmings – plate up for a total-body workout
Finess your plating skills in four simple moves
If you want to add weight to your workouts, the Bell family (bar, kettle, dumb – ag, shame) aren’t your only go-to guys. A single weight plate (here, a five-kilo) can help you refine your technique during upperbody exercises (courtesy of its shoulder-width diameter), add difficulty to basic strength exercises (placing one hand or foot on the plate offers a subtle but effective change in elevation) and master rotational movements (the unique weight distribution can make it easier to twist without compromising form). Two or three times a week, do this circuit by personal trainer, Idalis Velazquez. Perform the moves in order, resting only as needed. Repeat as many times as you can in 15 minutes.
YOU’LL NEED: ONE WEIGHT PLATE