Power Plate Success Story and Testimonial
Laura Wilson, one of our master trainers at Power Plate, has trained Erin with the Power Plate: "Here is one of my clients who I’ve been training for some time with Power Plate:
"In December 2015, I had realized I had needed to take some steps to living a healthier lifestyle. After having children, I stopped taking care of myself and my body was showing it. I decided to make small changes starting on January 1st.
Having worked out with Laura one on one for awhile, I decided I needed to increase my personal training and add Power Plate small group sessions.
Along with motivating me to get in to the gym more regularly, Laura encouraged me to really focus on what I was eating. We started simply by replacing the nightly ice cream, to a small bowl of berries.
By February, I cut out baked goods and gluten. Soon, I was feeling better. I no longer had any symptoms of IBS and the weight was steadily coming off. When I would start to plateau, Laura and I would change up my Power Plate training schedule.
I started doing small group 3 times a week and classes the other two days. I had more energy and was able to keep up with my kids. In one year's time, I lost over 65 pounds and 20% body fat.
It has been over two years since my journey began. I participate in one small group twice a week. Laura still encourages me to be the best I can be and is sure to nudge me when I get a little unmotivated."
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Why is Power Plate the best in class for Whole Body Vibration Training?
Read this first from Scott Hopson on our advisory board:
Please read this first, and then I'll tell you more. It's the most important thing to read, written by Scott Hopson from our advisory board:
- Gravity is vertical. This is the most important load (force) on our bodies and we must move with, and against it, all day long whether we are exercising, playing sport, or simply living life. The other side of this coin is that every time we hit the ground - such as our foot hitting the ground when walking or running - the ground hits us back! This is called ground reaction force. Our bodies must be able to tolerate these forces, and impact, or injuries and dysfunction will occur. With Power Plate (VV) the platform lives us and comes back 30-50 x per second. This means our bodies are getting 30-50 ‘micro hits’ of gravity and ground reaction forces when we exercise on it (push up, lunge, plank, squat, etc). This is why Power Plate is one of the most authentic training tools around as it prepares the body for what we have to do naturally every day.
- Our entire body’s architecture is made in 3D. There are no straight lines in the body! Books conveniently make it look that way but underneath the skin every tissue is simply designed in 3D. Our nerves, muscles, bones, joints, connective tissues and yes even our organs crave motion in 3D. New tissue models along the line of stress so if we want health new bones, muscles, etc then we need to stimulate them (stress) in alignment with how there are made. That would be in 3D. Our habits literally become our anatomy - how we move (or don’t) will become your new body. In life and sport we move up and down, side to side to side, and front and back thus Power Plate stimulates the body authentically to function!
- Frequency, amplitude, and g-forces. WBV traditionally uses these 3 terms to define how much work we are doing on a platform and therefore how much stress is being applied to our body. Science shows that optimal ranges seem to be 25-50 Hz, 2-6mm, 1-8 G’s. Indeed these are Power Plates ranges. One of the key things to VV is that once you set your frequency and amplitude (and therefore forces) it will stay precise no matter how you move during the exercise. So for example if you select 40 Hz / High (5 G’s) and decide to do push and squats it doesn’t matter whether you have a wide squat and push up or a narrow one, you are working against the same load. However with RV this is not the case. As you change your hand and foot position, wider or narrower, the forces change. A wider stance would equal more forces and a narrower less. This means that if a small, but strong person, squats with a narrow stance and a larger less conditioned person squats with a wider stance (which they have too being bigger), the deconditioned larger person is squatting against greater force. It should be the other way around. This would be analogous to saying that a treadmill moves faster for taller people than short. Also with some RV platforms they can go in excess of 16G, which is extremely high to say the least with no apparent aded benefit yet greater potential risk.