k. The Magic of the Power Plate

Technology : What is a Power Plate machine?

Power Plate® equipment is the premium vibration device powering a new dimension in wellness solutions for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. It uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration.
These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, enhancing overall performance in sessions as short as 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week.
Acceleration Training™ on Power Plate equipment offers a host of benefits such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.
The  three-dimensional vibration technology continues to lead the industry, and its benefits are grounded in extensive academic and independent scientific medical research.

Technology : How Does it Work?

How Does Acceleration Training™ work?
Acceleration Training™ with Power Plate® equipment creates instability in the human body. With each vibration, the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle reactions at a rate of 25 to 50 times per second. These contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the Power Plate machine actually vibrates in three directions at once (up and down, side-to-side, and back-to-front), exactly as the human body is designed to do. The end result is an incredible improvement in strength and power.

The Power Plate Principle
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 you 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. Instead, Power Plate machines use the second half of this equation by applying acceleration to the body, while keeping mass (i.e. your body weight) the same. 

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. 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 you 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. Instead, Power Plate machines use the second half of this equation by applying acceleration to the body, while keeping mass (i.e. your body weight) the same.

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 Best Benefits: FitnessPower Plate® machines are a great alternative for people who enjoy an active lifestyle, but do not have the time for a lengthy work out three or more times a week.Acceleration Training™ exercise using Power Plate machines offers a number of important benefits that will help fitness goals easily be achieved or exceeded.These benefits include a variety of measurable outcomes, such as:Strength
Improves muscle tone, builds explosive power and endurance.Flexibility
Increases range of motion, coordination, balance and stability.

Alleviate Pain
Promote faster recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, decreases pain and improves joint function.

Fitness: Sports Performance

Top athletes and everyday sports enthusiasts are always looking for better ways to train their body and gain a competitive edge. For serious athletes, workouts on the Power Plate® machine enhances the results of conventional training and explosive strength training, as well as serve athletes and trainers alike to speed recovery and regeneration times.

Because of the extensive academic and independent scientific research, professional sports teams throughout the world use Power Plate machines as part of their strength and conditioning programs.

Acceleration Training™ exercise is designed to dramatically enhance sports training as both a suppleme

nt to and an alternative form of training.

In just minutes, range of motion and stability can increase, providing a perfect warm-up before training or competing. In addition to being an ideal pre-event tool, Power Plate machines are an excellent means of continuously maximizing performance.

As the vibrations stimulate fast-twitch muscle fibres, athletes who use Power Plate machines over time experience a dramatic increase in explosive strength, motor learning, muscular endurance and overall agility

A New Age of Independence – Healthy Ageing
Physical activity is the best way to maintain independence, prevent falls and improve wellness. Power Plate® machines are a resource for whole body rejuvenation and relaxation that provide results from the first day of use. The overall effect is a more vibrant, youthful you that feels and looks better.

Power Plate machines provide a simple solution to preventing age-related muscle and bone density loss. Research has shown that, when used regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle, Power Plate Acceleration Training™

has numerous wellness and fitness benefits.

Regain Your Pre-Pregnancy Body
Post natal exercise is vital to the health of new mums. Exercising on the Power Plate machine helps new mothers regain their figures and stay active by strengthening the pelvic floor and lower abdominal muscles which are most affected during pregnancy.

Acceleration Training is ideal for women who are looking to shape up after giving birth. As you can do a full body workout in as little as 15 minutes, it allows new mums to fit regular workouts into their new routine. Power Plate machines use Acceleration Training to target the three most common post natal body problems – a wobbly, un-toned tunny; fat gained throughout pregnancy; and a weak pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor activation is doubled simply by standing on the Power Plate machine, so your entire workout stre

ngthens the pelvic floor without having to focus specifically on this area.

However, the biggest improvement new mums notice when starting Power Plate exercise is with their core strength. This is often compromised during pregnancy and women often suffer from back problems as a result. Stretchi

ng and exercising on the Power Plate machine restores confidence by increasing circulation, tightening pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, improving posture, acceleration fat loss, as well as providing relaxation – all in as little as 15 minute, three times per week.

Fitness: Golf

Power Plate® training is helping the world’s finest golfers perform to their best ability. PGA TOUR players including Mike Weir, Rory Sabbatini & Nick Dougherty count on Power Plate equipment to improve their fitness.

Power Plate equipment provides an ideal platform for golfers to warm up and ready themselves for action. When used as part of a healthy lifestyle, regular Power Plate workouts can help improve strength, power, flexibility and movement efficiency to give golfers that all-important edge over their competitors. When following a golf-specific program, golfers will feel how their bodies loosen and watch as their swing improves.

Did you know? Power Plate Australia and Golf Mart stores have teamed up to provide a number of Golf Mart stores with Power Plate equipment for customers to try with a specialised golf program.

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