Power Plate: How It Works

Power Plate: How It Works

Exercising on a Power Plate will give very similar results to working with weights - increasing muscle tone and strength. If, for instance you wanted to exercise your legs or perform a squat you would stand on the platform and set the vibration level to ie: 35 hertz (vibrations per second). As long as you remain in the squat position and your leg muscles are contracted the muscles will respond to the vibration by contracting 35 times per second for 30 or 60 seconds. This is referred to as Whole Body Vibration. This enables you to accomplish a high number of contactions in a very short period of time without placing any stress on the joints or ligaments. To increase the difficulty you could increase the number vibrations (hertz); increase the amperage from low to high, which is the depth of the vibrations and/or increase the length of the exercise from 30 to 60 seconds.

Because the platform moves in three directions, back and forth, side to side and mostly, up and down stabilty muscles are activated which improvements core strength and balance. Circulation is increased which is beneficial for many things from decrease in joint pain by bringing blood flow and oxygen to the area to improved lymphatic flow.

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