Have you walked by the PowerPlate in the clubs wondering what in the heck it was? Jewel thought the same thing for many months.
The Power Plate vibrates up to 50 times a second sending tiny vibrations through your body. These tiny vibrations activate more muscles, burn more calories, improve circulation and assist in muscle recovery.
This technology is used by celebrities [think Mark Wahlberg], professional athletes [think Serena Williams], doctors and even astronauts. You can do stretches, squats or incorporate a variation of the exercises you usually do on the ground, but receive additional benefits.
1) Improve bone density
Did you know most astronauts prevent bone loss by utilizing the vibration technology? Longtime member, Jewell, was concerned when her first DEXA scan showed low bone density. She started incorporating the PowerPlate into her workouts 3 days a week for just 5 minutes. After just a few months she saw a 6% bone density increase in her spine and 4% increase in hips.
2) Burn more calories
Don’t increase your time working out, switch up how you’re doing it. Working out on a vibrating surface should activate more muscles and burn more calories.
3) Activate more muscle fibers
Fight against gravity and vibrations! Studies have shown that using a Power Plate for during your workout activates up to 138% more muscle fibers when compared to a standard workout (The American Chiropractor).
4) Increase circulation
Vibrations help your body deliver nutrients and oxygen to your cells. Studies have shown that whole body vibration increases skin blood flow. Increased skin blood flow can also help decrease the appearance of cellulite.
5) Relieve pain and muscle recovery
Recover faster with these tiny vibrations. The PowerPlate is a MDD certified medical device. The soothing vibrations can help increase the blood flow that can help improve muscle recovery time.
**Be sure to ask your healthcare provider if this is right for you, especially if you’re pregnant or if you’ve undergone a procedure or surgery that included placement of hardware. Both Wilson’s on Forum & Wilson’s on Rangeline have Power Plates. Feel free to ask a coach if you need some assistance!