Power Plates Still Going Strong At The Hub
by Fitness Team on 21 Jan 2020
We’re a big fan of Power Plate’s here at the Hub. They have always played an integral part of our offering and many of our members see them as a key element to their exercise success. If you’re not familiar with how these funky little machines work, here’s a bit more about them.
The plates use a technology known as PrecisionWave™, which is engineered precisely to activate the body’s natural reflexive response to vibration. The surface vibrates 25 to 50 times per second (25Hz to 50Hz), resulting in a natural response that works your muscles harder while doing the same exercises. This means you won’t necessarily do anything you wouldn’t normally do but just that you get more benefit from doing it, trust us you haven’t really felt the power of doing a squat until you’ve done one on a Power Plate.
This makes it a valuable tool for any workout regime but it does appear to be particularly successful in helping members lose weight. Significant weight loss is often reported by those who use Power Plate regularly in conjunction with a healthy, calorie-controlled diet. One of the reasons for this is increased lymphatic flow. Research also shows, when used as part of an active lifestyle, Power Plate may have a significant impact upon the reduction of cellulite and body fat. This may occur due to an increase in metabolism, both during and following exercise.
The Power Plate vibrates up and down, side-to-side, and front-to-back, destabilizing the body and promoting the reflexive engagement of soft tissue. Involuntary muscle activity promotes quick, reflexive responses in muscle fibres and an increase in circulation. That means development in whole–body balance, mobility and stability, strength and motor control (muscle memory), in a shorter time frame than with traditional methods.
Exercise is stress, and the body needs time to rebuild to positively adapt to training. Massage on a Power Plate stimulates lymphatic flush, eases pain, promotes faster recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, improves joint function, and helps you return stronger–all in only a few minutes a day. And even beyond that, you can exercise using a Power Plate with less chance of strain due to the patented multi–directional vibration. With regular use, you’ll find that you prepare faster, perform better and recover quicker.
With whole body vibration training, you get a complete, full-body workout incorporating stretch, balance, core, strength-building and massage. If you haven’t tried it yet check out our class timetable or speak to one of the team who will be happy to help.