What is Power Plate?
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, ranging from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes.
How does it 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. 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, this means that one can improve functional force (stability, strength or power) by either applying more mass or more acceleration to the body.
This is a real breakthrough in training and conditioning as we can now optimally “load” the human frame while minimising high impact, high load, and high stress factors. 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.
Be sure The Power Plate® method is for you
Please remember as we are primarily concerned for your safety; we advise you to review the list below of contraindications and contact your physician or specialist should you have any questions before training with Power Plate® machines.
Book your induction today with one of our qualified instructors, call The Leisure Club on 0845 400 1404. Calls cost 4p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
Contraindications for training with Power Plate® machines:
- DVT / Thrombosis
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Recent wounds from an operation or surgical intervention
- Synthetic/artificial joints
- Acute hernia / discopathy / spondylolysis
- Severe diabetes
- Acute diseases / inflammation processes
- Severe migraines
- Carrying recently fitted IUDs, coils, metal pins, bolts or plates
- Retinal problems/dysfunction
Note: Should one of the contraindications listed above apply to you, you are not necessarily excluded from using Power Plate® machines. However, to be safe, we would advise against usage until you have consulted your physician to determine whether this is a relative, or absolute, contraindication.