Iron Endurance: The Competitor
Transforming the human body into a swimming, cycling and running machine is a perilous quest. Tackling the unforgiving environments of the pool and the road takes a huge commitment as well as precious time. Power Plate Master Trainer Matt Gleed knows what it takes to complete this monumental task. We caught up with Matt to gain some insights into the role of whole body vibration in his endurance journey
Perform Better: Are You Burning Fat?
Monitoring heart rate during exercise used to be reserved for people at extreme ends of the spectrum. From those who suffer from cardiovascular conditions in need of careful attention right through to the elite athletes in the world of sports. These were the two group represented when it came to tracking heart rate and defining programming around their needs.
For almost 20 years, Power Plate has been at the forefront of whole body vibration technology. In that time the fitness industry has evolved greatly. The ways in which people receive and perceive health related content has changed dramatically. With the advent of the Internet and social media there are now millions of options when it comes to consuming this content. The Master Trainer team at Power Plate believes in providing you with information from the most reliable and respected sources we can find.
Prepare Faster: Chest Day
The ability to push is one of our fundamental movements. For some it forms part of a daily routine aimed at improving our everyday lives. For others, it's the focus of a specific gym session based upon improving strength or physical appearance. Chest day is a big part of that weekly gym grind. And in our latest series with Tom Eastham over at powerplate.tv, preparation for pushing takes center stage. With that in mind we wanted to share just two quick pointers to consider before watching the video on preparing to push.
Programming For Success Part 1: Beginning
After every live education course taught by the Power Plate Master Trainer team, we all ask ourselves the same question: will that help the end user?
Programming For Success Part 2: Specify
After reading the previous article (part one on programming) and becoming more familiar with Power Plate, it's time to ask yourself a couple of questions: (1) How do we know when to move up to the next level of programming? (2) At what point do we move from a beginner to an intermediate Power Plate user?
At this time of year social media is full of advice, some good, some bad and some pretty ugly. A recurring theme is 'leg day', a hashtag that gets millions of shares and likes everyday. With such a flood of information the question is where to start? So many people pumping out so many posts fuel confusion and misconception. Let's answer some simple questions in order to give some clarity on leg day and the relationship with Power Plate.
Preventative Exercise - Prehab
Every year the fitness world builds toward what's going to be fresh and on trend in the next 12 months. One of this years top fitness trends is preventative exercise or 'Prehab'. As people are becoming more aware of their daily stresses and the effects of intense exercise we see a shift in attitude. Relaxation is more valuable and allowing our bodies to recover seems to be finally taking priority.