Power Plate Whole-Body Vibration
How does it work?
Many of you have already experienced the benefits of Power Plate Whole Body Vibration. “It works! I don’t know how or why, but it works.”
Check out the video below to listen to Dr. Perry Cammisa, physician at the world’s biggest Power Plate clinic, give his own personal testimonial.
Well at Active ChiroCare we do know “why” and we do know “how” it works. We thought some of you might be interested in this too.
Acceleration Training™ with Power Plate creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. Furthermore, these contractions must work in multiple dimensions as Power Plate actually oscillates in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, or strength and power.
The principle by which Power Plate works lies in the law of motion, stated by Sir Isaac Newton: that the force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by acceleration, or f = m x a. What this means is that one can improve functional force (stability, strength or power) by either applying more mass or more acceleration to the body.
Many forms of training and conditioning use mass – as seen in methods with weight machines, free weights, etc. Power Plate, instead, uses the second half of this equation, by applying acceleration to the body, while keeping mass, i.e. your body weight, the same.
This is a real breakthrough in training and conditioning as we can now optimally “load” the human frame while minimizing high impact, high load, and high stress factors.
Gravity is the force that adds load to the human body every second of every day for every movement we perform. Through Acceleration Training™ exercise, Power Plate machines make the body feel as though it “weighs” more every time acceleration forces increase.
The result is that you work against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity in every movement you perform.
This is the essence of all strength and conditioning programs and Power Plate simply uses a different part of the same equation to achieve this! In fact, the amazing outcomes seen with Acceleration Training™ exercise respect the same biological and physiological laws of the body as witnessed in other forms of training. The difference is merely the nature of the stimulus applied (i.e. acceleration), and not the human response.
So… to make a long story short. There are two ways to increase strength and stability: More mass or more acceleration. By adding more acceleration you decrease the time necessary and the risk, which is inherent to more mass, to achieve the same results.
Isn’t it time you tried it?
– Dr. Leif
Thanks to Ultimate ChiroCare for this information.