How Does Power Plate Work?

Acceleration Training with Power Plate® machines creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, 25 to 50 times per second.

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Improve Performance with a new training regime

Believe that Acceleration Training exercise with the Power Plate® machine's Advanced Vibration Technology concept can take you to a higher level of fitness and sporting achievement.

Acceleration Training is scientifically proven to dramatically enhance sports training as both a supplement to and an alternative form of training. 

Whether you are an elite athlete, play a high-impact sport such as football, golf, rugby or basketball, or are simple a sports enthusiast, you can improve your stamina, strength and general performance levels without sacrificing the time and energy you require for conventional training and practice.

In minutes, range of motion and stability can increaser, providing a perfect warm-up before training or competing. In addition, it's also an excellent means of continuously maximising performance levels, giving you that competitive edge.

"An easy piece of equipment to integrate into our conditioning protocols. The players feel it helps them and it is used as part of our prevention/proprioception circuit before training."
— Rob Brinded, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Coach, Chelsea Football Club



The Science behind Power Plate machines

Acceleration Training with Power Plate® machines creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, 25 to 50 times per second.

Science behind Power Plate

Furthermore, these contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the Power Plate® machines actually oscillate in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, or strength and power.

  The principle by which Power Plate® machines work lies in the law of motion, stated by Sir Isaac Newton: that the force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by acceleration, or f = m x a. What this means is that one can improve functional force (stability, strength or power) by either applying more mass or more acceleration to the body. Many forms of training and conditioning use mass - as seen in methods with weight machines, free weights, etc. Power Plate® machines, instead, use the second half of this equation, by applying acceleration to the body, while keeping mass, i.e. your body weight, the same.

"All our players are reaping the benefits from using the Power Plate® — improving their speed/quickness, jumping ability, balance and coordination."
— Eric Helland, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Chicago Bulls

This is a real breakthrough in training and conditioning as we can now optimally “load” the human frame while minimizing high impact, high load, and high stress factors. Gravity is the force that adds load to the human body every second of every day for every movement we perform. Through Acceleration Training exercise, Power Plate® machines make the body feel as though it “weighs” more every time acceleration forces increase. 

The result is that you work against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity in every movement you perform. This is the essence of all strength and conditioning programs and Power Plate® machines simply use a different part of the same equation to achieve this! In fact, the amazing outcomes seen with Acceleration Training exercise respect the same biological and physiological laws of the body as witnessed in other forms of training. The difference is merely the nature of the stimulus applied (i.e. acceleration), and not the human response.

 


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Science behind Power Plate

Achieve beautiful results with less effort

With the Power Plate® machine's Advanced Vibration Technology concept it is possible to achieve the toned body and radiant looks you dream of. And no, you don't need to spend hours in the gym every day.

After decades of research and development, Acceleration Training exercise with the Power Plate® machine is now available as a low-stress regimen with real benefits for the beauty-conscious. Until now you've had to rely on so-called "miracle solutions" which over-promise and under-achieve, but the Power Plate® device delivers in every respect.

You may not be able to turn back time, but you can alter the effects of ageing. A session on the Power Plate® machine is a pleasant experience too, creating a feeling of happiness and relaxtion.

"After 2 weeks, already I see a difference. Everything seems so much firmer."
— Elle McPherson, Celebrity Power Plate® user

 


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Science behind Power Plate

Fight pain more effectively

By using the Power Plate® machine's Advanced Vibration Technology concept it is possible to recover faster from injury and cope better with pain caused by long-term illnesses.

The Acceleration Training exercise with the Power Plate® device can make pain relief doubly effective. It can actually produce tangible results in a fraction of the time required by conventional treatments and exercises. Those whose lifestyles have been compromised by pain discover that the Power Plate® machine can have a liberating effect without asking for big sacrifices in time and effort.

"In our patients, we are noticing an increase in strength, balance, endurance, ability to stand and walk better and quicker by using the Power Plate®."
— Dr. Terrence Braden, specialist in medicine and rehabilitation, HealthSouth, Jonesboro AR

 


Benefits of Power Plate