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Power Plate/Whole Body Vibration Training

Team Theraputix currently offers Power Plate personal training with our highly experienced personal trainers that are also certified kinesiologists. Please read on to learn more about Power Plate and its incredible benefits!

What is Power Plate?

Power Plate equipment introduces three-dimensional vibration energy through the body, activation muscle contractions between 25 to 50 times per second. Benefits of Power Plate training include increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite and increased bone mineral density. Power Plate can also assist with cardiovascular training and weight loss. The Power Plate is a brand of machine offering whole-body vibration training. The unit consists of a platform upon which you sit or stand. You adjust the frequency and amplitude of the vibration to create instability in your body. The theory is that your muscles benefit because they must activate reflexively in response to the vibration.

Among the many wellness benefits of Training with a Power Plate machine you can count on improved blood circulation, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite and notably increased muscle strength and flexibility. At Team Theraputix we are committed to helping our clients achieve all of their health and wellness goals, which includes their personal fitness goals.

The Technology

Power Plate technology engages 95% of your muscle fibers, compared to traditional gym equipment which uses only approximately 20%. Training with the Power Plate machine creates instability in the human body, each vibration forces reflexive muscle actions multiple times per second. Oscillating in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do, use of the Power Plate nets incredible improvement in strength and power.

The Power Plate is the perfect, time saving fitness tool for people of varied fitness levels and goals.

Special Populations

Certain populations who find traditional strength training nearly impossible benefit from Power Plate exercises. The de-conditioned elderly and those with Parkinson’s disease, as noted by the American Council on Exercise, may receive positive benefits in terms of strength and stability by participating in vibration training.

Muscular Strength

Performing strength exercises isometrically, such as a squat, lunge, pushup or triceps dip, on a Power Plate helps build muscle in a short period of time. According to Idea Health & Fitness Association, studies support the training modality as an effective way to create gains in muscular strength and power. Performing each exercise for 30 to 90 seconds once a day, three times a week induces results.

Athletes

Research shows that Training with the Power Plate can help athletes achieve optimal sport-specific benefits. Whether you’re a fitness competitor looking for an edge, or a sports athlete looking to take it up a notch, simply include the Power Plate in your work-out regimen to not only improve your overall fitness level and sense of well-being, but also greatly improve your performance.

Rehabilitation

All Power Plate machines are certified Medical Devices. Use of the Power Plate machine provides a safe and effective method to accelerate physical therapy rehabilitation with the added benefit of increased strength, balance and endurance.

To learn more about Power Plate training at Team Theraputix please contact us!