Powerplate FAQs

Powerplate FAQ

What is vibration training?

Power Plate is a pleasantly vibrating platform that generates mechanical vibrations in three dimensions, producing natural, rapid, subconscious muscle contractions throughout the body. This Whole Body Vibration therapy is based on a response that is hard-wired into human physiology, called the piezoelectric effect. Anytime your muscles tense and flex, small vibrations are created in the bones surrounded by those muscles. While standing on the vibrating plate, the body’s postural muscles contract anywhere from 30 to 50 times a second, increasing the force placed on muscle fibers by a factor of 3 Gs, or 3 times the force of gravity. This results in an increase in muscle strength 20-30% more than conventional strength training.

How does the Power Plate compare to conventional fitness training methods?

The Power Plate provides conditioning benefits in a fraction of the time traditional exercise routines require. A one hour workout in the gym can be done in 15 to 20 minutes on the Power Plate. The Power Plate is able to offer fast results by working efficiently from the inside out, activating 95-97% of the muscle tissue. In comparison, conventional fitness machines only work 30-40% of the muscle fibers. There is also a lot less strain put on the joints, ligaments, and tendons during vibration training than with conventional weight training. Power Plate training is a program you can fit into any schedule with the added advantages of being both super effective and totally safe.

How does the Power Plate improve hormone levels?

Studies have shown that levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol decrease tremendously while using the power plate. At the same time, the vibrations have a profound effect on anti-aging hormones such as DHEA, “the mother hormone”, increasing it to more youthful levels. In addition, growth hormone and testosterone, which are important for regeneration and repair processes, also increase.

How does the Power Plate help with osteoporosis?

When combined with the right supplements and diet, the Power Plate is the ideal tool to help combat osteoporosis since this revolutionary machine was designed specifically to increase bone density. The Russians were the first to study mechanical vibration therapy to combat the severe reduction of bone density in their cosmonauts returning from space. It has been proven that weight-bearing exercise generates a small electrical current in bone, which stimulates it to grow. Even just flexing your muscles creates small vibrations in the bones surrounded by the muscles. With the Power Plate, you experience 30 to 50 vibrations per second, which enormously stimulates the bone tissue. In recent studies, the hind legs of adult sheep were placed on the vibrating platform for 20 minutes a day for a year. At the end of the study, the density of spongy bone in the animals’ thighs was 34% higher.