I use Power Plate with everyone that comes in the gym. It’s useful as a warm up or cool down tool as well as intensifying almost any standard exercise movement. It also serves to improve circulation and flexibility which are key components to improving athletic performance.
Author and founder of EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance, Mark Verstegen talks about why whole body vibration with Power Plate is critical to his program.
Having been in the training and fitness business for over 30 years I was skeptical when I first saw Power Plate and whole body vibration (WBV). Now I own a training and rehab studio that is exclusively WBV. In the 8 years I have trained people exclusively on WBV I have seen amazing, even miraculous things happen. People in chronic pain without pain, people with osteoporosis no longer with osteoporosis, athletes becoming super athletes and many people losing 50, 60, 80 pounds of body-fat! WBV is the real thing, and Power Plate is head and shoulders the leading provider of WBV equipment
Power Plate has proven to be a very effective and popular training modality with the Chicago Bulls and has demonstrated impressive results even after a short period of use – increasing their strength, flexibility, metabolism and circulation. All of our players are reaping benefits from using the Power Plate – improving their speed/quickness, jumping ability, balance and coordination. Additionally, Power Plate has proved to be a good remedy to soreness and pain reduction, while accelerating the injury / rehab cycle. The Chicago Bulls fully endorse this product and have machines both at our headquarters – the Berto Center and at the United Center.
The Green Bay Packers enthusiastically endorse the use of Power Plate technology. Our players recognize the benefits of the machine during their initial experience. My staff and I recommend that the Power Plate be utilized as during the weight training workout as part of the warm-up and cool down. The players are focused and quick to buy onto the theory of concentrating on stability while balancing on the vibrating platform. The Packers will continue to move forward with new ways to incorporate Power Plate technology as we search for the best training methods available today.