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Power Plate

Vibrate your way to more flexibility and power.

There is nothing new about whole body vibration technology, the Russians started using it back in the 50?s and 60?s to train their Olympic athletes and their cosmonauts. Dr. Vladimir Nazarov was a member of the soviet gymnastics team and chair of sports and biomechanics at the State college in Minsk. Dr. Nazarov started testing vibration technology in competitive sports and realized the benefits in developing strength and power.

This technology has been around in many forms for quite sometime but only now has the fitness community started to develop vibration machines that are becoming fixtures in Gym?s and homes all over the world. The Power Plate is one example of vibration technology that I have been using for the past six months. At first I must say I was a little skeptical but now I am noticing the differences in flexibility and strength and for those little morning aches and pains it helps tremendously.

These machines create instability in the human body, and force the body to perform reflexive muscle contractions. The result is an improvement in force production, or strength and power. It is becoming a wellness solution for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. For athletes in any sport I think this vibration technology is the real thing and encourage you to try it out.

For more information go to www.powerplate.com.