What's the magic behind Power Plate? Why do so many interesting people make SUCH a fuss about Power Plate?
What's the "magic" behind Power Plate? The engine and the technology inside each Power Plate "triggers a neuromuscular reflex response that you can't cause to happen yourself."
You can run or walk further, exercise at the gym harder. These are things you can chose to do.
Power Plate completely bypasses the conscious mind and triggers the muscles and body to do things automatically.
Your muscles get triggered 1200 times every 30 seconds, up to 50 times per second. Nobody can even count that fast.
When your muscles start moving this much, all sorts of interesting things happen or get set in motion.
==>> If are new to Power Plate, think about it as a magical machine that is there to help your body work better and feel better.
You can bring all the motivation you want to a Power Plate session, and the Power Plate will help amplify your efforts.
You can bring zero motivation to a Power Plate session and Power Plate will do the work for you.
==>>The key point here is that when your muscles start moving, magic happens.
We all know that exercise is good for us.
Very few of us know the magic secret behind Power Plate, that even world class couch potatoes can get a measurably effective workout.
As we get older, bone density and muscle strength becomes a deep concern.
When your muscles are being moved at 1200 times every 30 seconds, your bones are being stimulated at the same time. This helps create more cells to keep your bones flexible/strong. It also helps create better balance, fairly quickly.
People of every age benefit from Power Plate. This starts with young athletes who often suffer from injuries as a result of overtraining and repetitive training.
For example, 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.