How Plate Carrier can be useful during the Workout

Health & Fitnessby Mashum Mollah03 August 2020

Plate Carrier
  • Are you on the lookout for a new and exciting work out technique, which can help you get great results quickly?
  • Do you know how you can supplement your existing training regimen with some additional pro-tips?
  • Have you tried using plate carriers to improve your muscle toning, strength training, and body shaping exercises?

Plate carriers are great instruments for working out. In fact, it is the perfect alternative to a weight-training vest. However, if you are someone who does not have a lot of experience when it comes to using plate carriers, it is best that you get proper exposure. It is important that you do not get harmed when integrating them into your training schedule.

You might be thinking as to what is the concept behind plate carriers coming into existence in the first place. Well, the people who funded plate carriers wanted to protect the lives of soldiers on a battlefield. I am sure many of you are already familiar with bulletproof vests. However, when it comes to protecting against stab wounds, and in close hand-to-hand combat, plate carriers are highly effective, as they do not allow sword tips to penetrate and reach the body organs.

Important components of a Plate Carrier:

  1. Tensional and adjustable bands
  2. A balanced distribution of weight through pads on the shoulder
  3. Elastic to secure the straps
  4. Maintaining of the plate placements through ideal hoops and loops
  5. On weight release systems

Selecting the right plate carrier can be the difference between the body you want, and the body you want to leave behind. If you are a beginner who is looking to get going immediately with a plate carrier, you should think twice. Ensure that you start working out with a plate carrier only after contacting and working with experts. They will help you understand all the benefits, risks, and other important areas you would need to focus on before starting workouts with a plate carrier.

There are always some issues, which we should be prepared for when trying a new workout movement, so first, get in touch with a medical expert before starting out with anything new.

How to start working out with Plate Carriers:

It is important for your body to get used to carrying the plate carrier around. This will help you when you start exercises. Experts suggest starting out with carrying plate carriers on your body and around your house for a week at least. This can be followed up with traditional body-weight exercises such as planks, sit-ups, pull-ups, lunges, thrusters, burpees, push-ups, and many more.

The key is to start slow and then build up, just like any other mode of weight training. Going too hard and too fast can lead to injuries, which should be avoided at all costs. Using YouTube videos can be a good starting point, but it is important that you always take help from professional weight trainers and fitness experts when it comes to the best ways of using plate carriers.

The Final Word

If you think you can do posture exercises or stances, with the plate carrier, please think twice before doing the same. It is also important to do proper stretching exercises before and after working out with plate carriers. This will ensure you do not get injured when working out.

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Mashum Mollah

Mashum Mollah is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO at Viacon, a digital marketing agency that drive visibility, engagement, and proven results. He blogs at

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