Are You The Parent Of A Young Athlete? A Tip To Help Reduce Injury, Improve Performance
Did you know that the top strength and conditioning coaches for college and pro sports teams use Power Plate with their athletes?
94% of pro football teams, 87% of pro baseball teams and 70% of pro basketball teams use Power Plate. Many top Division 1 football coaches use Power Plate. Sports training center IMG has dozens of Power Plates throughout their campus. Top soccer teams throughout Europe use Power Plate. (read the full list of teams here.)
Why is vibratory training for athletes so prevalent among world-class sports teams?
1) Warmup before practice, training and competition. The 3D engine inside every Power Plate drives on average 1200 vibrations every 30 seconds. These waves can very quickly warm up muscles, loosen tendons and get the body ready to move and react. These very precise harmonic waves are "intensely comfortable." The 3D engine produces harmonic waves in 3 dimensions at once, which is very comfortable for the body. This comfort is the key to what makes Power Plate unique. Power Plate feels good while it relaxes the body.
2) Recovery after training, practice and competition. This is critical to help prevent injury. The intensely comfortable 3D harmonic waves help to improve blood flow to the muscles of a tired athlete. This blood flow to the muscles and tendons helps to jumpstart the healing process. Lactic acid is removed, levels of natural growth hormone increase at greater than 4x and the muscles start to heal much more quickly. New research shows that Power Plate use after exercise helps to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness by more than 40%.
3) Some top strength and conditioning coaches rely more on Power Plate and less on strength training during the season. Effective weight training creates tiny muscle tears which need to heal. This might not be ideal during the season. With Power Plate, athletes can continue to work on strength and also warm up and recover.
At the most intense setting, the harmonic waves from the 3D engine help to massage the body. As the parent of an athlete you know how critical massage is to performance and injury prevention. Adding Power Plate to regular massage can give the athlete a big advantage.
For many athletes an effective injury prevention strategy can mean the difference between D1 and D3. Or can help the athlete break out to higher levels of performance.
Serena Williams once said "On tour, playing back-to-back matches is tough on your body. Being ready the next day is the difference between winning or losing. If I can accelerate the recovery and healing process, I have a definite advantage. With my Power Plate, I have that advantage." (source).
How does one get started with Power Plate?
Our introductory model with the same 3D engine is the Personal Power Plate. At 35 pounds it is portable and can be put in a car. The Power Plate MOVE is our most popular home model and can be used by every member of the family. (Even the dogs and cats!). Many Pro sports teams use the Pro 5 and the Pro5HC. Elite gyms like Lifetime and Equinox make the Pro7 available to their members. These can all be purchased on our website for home use.
If you want to add Power Plate to your training facility send a note to our Director Of Elite Performance, Jon Krueger. He works directly with many of the best sports and conditioning coaches out there and is a wealth of knowledge. jon.krueger at powerplate.com
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that uses high-frequency vibrations to stimulate muscle fibers and improve circulation, which can be effective for the warm-up, recovery, and movement of youth athletes.
As a warm-up tool, Power Plate can help increase blood flow, warm up muscles, and activate the nervous system, preparing the body for physical activity. When used before training or competition, it can help reduce the risk of injury by increasing the range of motion, improving flexibility, and promoting good posture.
For recovery, Power Plate can be used to reduce muscle soreness and speed up the recovery process by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. It can also be helpful in reducing the risk of injury by improving joint mobility and reducing muscle stiffness.
In terms of movement, Power Plate can help youth athletes establish proper movement patterns, which can improve their athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury. By focusing on movements such as squats, lunges, push-pull, and carries, Power Plate can help youth athletes develop proper form and technique, which can lead to improved strength, speed, and power.
Furthermore, Power Plate can be particularly beneficial for youth athletes who may not have a lot of experience with strength training or who are still developing their coordination and balance. The vibrations produced by Power Plate can help engage muscles that are not normally activated during traditional exercises, improving neuromuscular control and overall movement quality.
Power Plate can be an effective tool for warm-up, recovery, and movement for youth athletes. By promoting proper movement patterns and improving strength, speed, and power, Power Plate can help young athletes achieve their athletic goals while reducing the risk of injury.