Power Plate: What Is It?

Power PlateWe know how it goes. You walk into the gym and notice some newfangled piece of exercise equipment that looks impossible to use. So, what do you do? If you’re like most people, then you probably steer clear and head for something familiar!


But there’s one new piece of equipment that’s worth a second glance. It’s time to meet the Power Plate. Maybe you’ve seen one before, but been too weirded out to try it! Allow us to explain…


• A Power Plate consists of a wide vibrating base with an attached column with handholds. The base vibrates up to 50 times per second.


• When doing exercises on a Power Plate, the quick vibrations cause a person’s muscles to involuntarily contract. Normal muscle contractions take place once or twice a second, but these involuntary contractions can occur up to 50 times per second.


• Because of the quick muscle contractions, a ten-minute Power Plate workout is equivalent to 60 minutes of regular exercise!


The Power Plate’s whole body vibration system is perfect for those who want to maximize their workout in a short amount of time. And one of the best things about a Power Plate is that it can be used in a variety of ways, so it’s easy to customize a workout based off of your ability and skill level. With a Power Plate you can…


• Amp up your push-up routine for superior strength in your arms, chest, and shoulders. Instead of doing conventional push-ups on the floor, place your hands shoulder width apart on the Power Plate base. Make sure to maintain a straight torso and spine while slowly bending your elbows to lower your body. Lower until you can no longer maintain a controlled body stance, then straighten your arms and raise yourself up.


• Target your quads, glutes, and hamstrings with squats. Stand on the Power Plate base and slowly flex your hips, knees, and ankles until you are in a deep squat. Straighten your hips, knees, and ankles and return to standing.


• Define your calves, quads, and hamstrings. While standing on the Power Plate base slowly raise your heels until you are standing on the balls of your feet. Simultaneously allow your hips and knees to slightly bend. Slowly lower your heels and straighten your hips and knees.


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