Power Plate PLUS Resistance Helps Keep The Brain Sharp and Prevent Cognitive Decline

The link between Whole Body Vibration and brain health continues to be clearer and better understood. 

We already know that Whole Body Vibration helps to increase blood flow to all areas of the brain.  This has been proven using MRI images of people before and after using a Power Plate pro5.

Research published in May 2024 shows that then you combine Whole Body Vibration with resistance exercise, brain activity "distinctly" improves. 

It makes sense even without all the new research.  When you move your body, blood flow increases to all parts of your body.  You feel this, and you already know this. When you activate your muscles, you also feel better. 

==>> For younger more athletic people, Power Plate helps to increase performance, recovery and overall athletic capacity. 

For example, research has shown that using Power Plate directly after vigorous exericise helps decrease Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness by more than 40%.  That's a big deal, that you can feel.

==>> As we get older, and it gets harder to move our blood and muscles as quickly, the risk of starting to forget things goes way up.   

Power Plate clearly helps ro bring this risk way down.  The 30 vibrations per second reflexively activate muscles.  Activated muscles trigger blood flow.  Bone get stronger. 

Parts of your body that have been asleep for years are told to WAKE UP.  And they do!! 

When you add resistance and weight to your Power Plate workout, you are helping activate your brain in a measurable and meaningful way.  Activated muscle also means a higher metabolic rate.  Which means more of the food you eat gets turned into energy.  Less fat.  

Summary of New Research:


"Limited research exists regarding the effects of resistance exercise (RE) combined with whole body vibration (WBV), blood flow restriction (BFR), or both on the neuropsychological performance of working memory (WM) in late-middle-aged and older adults and regarding the physiological mechanisms underlying this effect.

This study thus explored the acute molecular and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying WM performance following RE combined with WBV, BFR, or both. Sixty-six participants were randomly assigned into a WBV, BFR, or WBV + BFR group. Before and after the participants engaged in a single bout of isometric RE combined with WBV, BFR, or both, this study gathered data on several neurocognitive measures of WM performance, namely, accuracy rate (AR), reaction time (RT), and brain event-related potential (specifically P3 latency and amplitude), and data on biochemical indices, such as the levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), norepinephrine (NE), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

Although none of the RE modalities significantly affected RTs and P3 latencies, ARs and P3 amplitudes significantly improved in the WBV and WBV + BFR groups. The WBV + BFR group exhibited greater improvements than the WBV group did. Following acute RE combined with WBV, BFR, or both, IGF-1 and NE levels significantly increased in all groups, whereas BDNF levels did not change.

Crucially, only the changes in NE levels were significantly correlated with improvements in ARs in the WBV + BFR and WBV groups. The findings suggest that combining acute RE with WBV, BFR, or both could distinctively mitigate neurocognitive decline in late-middle-aged and older adults.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published