This week (well since my last post) workouts have been going really well. Today is a cross train day and tomorrow is a run. Today also marks the start of the Hotter than Hades Virtual Half-Marathon
This week I tried a new machine at the gym the Power Plate. So what exactly is the power plate?
“Power Plate equipment is the premium vibration device powering a new dimension in wellness solutions for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. 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: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery. Our three-dimensional vibration technology continues to lead the industry, and its benefits are grounded in extensive academic and independent scientific medical research.” (source)
The Power Plate that we have at the gym has settings and instructions for strength & stretch workouts, massages and relaxation. After our weights workout I decided to give the massage setting a try and did a massage for the lower back, right and left abductor, calves and upper body. It felt so great! I can’t wait to use this machine more.
Have you ever tried a Power Plate?