Acceleration training on the Power Plate explained.
Power Plate® machines use 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 with Power Plate® machines creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple 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.
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: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.
Benefits of acceleration training on the Power Plate®
The vibrations produced by the Power Plate® machine stimulate the muscle pump effect, which causes an immediate increase in blood flow. This can improve the body’s ability to transport oxygen, macro- and micro-nutrients around the body, as well as dispersing waste products such as lactic acid more efficiently.
The Power Plate® machine offers the capacity for whole body massage and relaxation. It passively works all the muscle groups in the body, increasing circulation instantly, and aiding in the relief of pain, for enhanced relaxation.
The technology behind the Power Plate® machine first helped Russian cosmonauts fight the effects of zero gravity – which can affect bone density and muscle strength. Today, independent studies continue to show the Power Plate machine’s potential to increase bone mineral density and improve muscle strength.
A recent study showed that regular Power Plate® training, combined with diet, helped participants to achieve a sustained, long-term weight loss of up to 10%.
Reduces cellulite and toning
Using the Power Plate® machine helps stimulate an immediate increase in circulation, oxygenating the blood and improving the removal of toxins. This can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, for a smoother, sleeker silhouette.