What You Should Know
Power Plate is an exercise device which vibrates to throw off the person’s balance once it is stood on, a method claimed to provide numerous benefits, including strengthening all core muscles and providing a substantial workout to people of all fitness levels. It is currently being introduced in fitness centers but can also be purchased online for nearly $10,000. The simplicity of this device is its biggest attractor and numerous news stations have covered the Power Plate and investigations into how well it helps dieters build their core strength. The jury is still out about how effective it is, but dieters claim it helped them become stronger without doing any stressful or hectic exercises.
Though the price makes this a very unaffordable choice for personal use, Power Plate is showing up in fitness centers all around the United States and appears to be getting even more popular with the production of more Power Plates. They currently host about a dozen different Power Plate machines that differ in appearance and size, and their Pro5 Airdaptive Power Plate appears to be their most popular product.
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Power Plate features handlebars for stability and a vibrating plate, which is stood on. When it vibrates the user is to stabilize his or her body, a technique Power Plate says forces the muscles to work to stabilize the body and helps work all of the core muscles including the abdomen, the thighs, and the buttocks. The level of vibration can be increased to accommodate bigger fitness levels. The device appears to be simple and is fairly easy to use but some question if this offers a legitimate workout. Some studies show it does provide a strengthening workout to the body’s core but this is as far as the benefits go. It does not appear to contain components of a full workout, such as increasing cardio strength, speeding up the heart rate, and offering challenging moves to increase the overall strength of a person’s core muscles. Cardio and strength training are both needed to help dieters shed fat while increasing the strength of all muscles, and using Power Plate by itself may not provide these benefits.
- Offers a unique, easy-to-use machine for all ages and all fitness levels.
- Is available in fitness centers as well as online through their official store.
- May not provide a full cardio workout.
- Is extremely expensive, and most of their machines cost nearly $10,000.
- Does not exercise all of the muscles such as the arm or chest muscles.
Power Plate is a unique vibrating device with some evidence proving it may provide a strengthening workout to the lower body but, as a whole, may not provide a challenging workout. If consumers do not incorporate cardio or additional strengthening exercises into their exercise regimen, they may not experience the benefits claimed by Power Plate. As always, it is advised to speak with a physician before beginning any exercise regimen to reduce the chance of injury and other side effects.