Power Plate equipment and training protocols are based on years of science and research. This piece of equipment uses whole body vibration to encourage rapid results. PrecisionWave™ Technology is engineered to activate the body’s natural reflexive response to vibration. The surface vibrates 25 to 50 times per second (25Hz to 50Hz), resulting in a natural response that works muscles better as you complete the exercise that is part of a chiropractic treatment plan.
Power Plate and Weight Loss
One serious health concern for obese people is visceral (or abdominal) fat. Visceral fat is stored between organs in the abdomen. It is a major health concern, because there is a correlation between high levels of visceral fat and the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Starting an exercise routine can be difficult for many overweight people; they may shy away from working out in a gym because of the exercise demands or because they are too self-conscious about their bodies. That’s why Power Plate can be a great way to start exercising and see encouraging results more quickly.
Power Plate offers several advantages. First, whole body vibration exercise is low-impact, so there is less strain on joints, especially when you are doing static exercises. In addition, the time needed to complete a workout is much shorter on Power Plate, which can be tremendously advantageous for someone just starting to exercise. Combining Power Plate training with a low-calorie diet could help achieve sustained long-term weight loss, which may also reduce visceral fat tissue in overweight adults more than aerobic exercise could do alone.
Power Plate Increases Bone Density
Among women that are postmenopausal, training with Power Plate has been shown to increase bone density in the hip area, muscle strength and postural control.
More and more Baby Boomers are reaching the golden years with each passing day. Consequently, the incidence of osteoporosis, loss of postural control and balance, and bone fractures from falls is increasing. Research shows that one in three women and one in eight men will suffer from osteoporosis in a year, and million suffer from fractures due to early bone loss.
Tests indicate that Power Plate training increases strength. Power Plate’s whole body vibration causes muscles to contract subconsciously 30 to 50 times per second, leading to advantageous training effects even if only standing on the plate.
The Advantages of Power Plate Training
Wills Chiropractic now offers Power Plate training. The benefits include:
- Increased bone mineral density
- Reversal of bone loss and osteoporosis
- Helps prevent falls and fractures
- Increases strength
- Improves posture and balance
- Stimulates visceral fat loss
- Improves overall health and well being