Pinch lifting a pair of 45’s smooth side out is a classic test of hand strength.
Different sized plates will present different challenges. Some plates are very smooth, others are rough. Some have a flare towards the end of the plate which makes them harder to line up. Some may feel like a perfect fit to your hand, others very awkward.
If you want to get better with your plate lifts it would be useful for you to get your hand on several brands of plates to see what works best for you. In my opinion it is most useful to find the easiest possible pair for you and build up from there.
This was a challenge I knew I wanted to complete from the day I discovered I could lift this anvil. It sat for over 8 months before I lifted it even a fraction of an inch.
In the new Gym Movement 2.0 covers over 20 blocks of instruction which will take your training to that next level. How much leaner, how much stronger, how much better could you be in 3 months from now?
Only you can learn the answer to that question.