Vibration Technology has been around for 50 years, however its only been in the last 5 years that it’s really started to see acceptance as a legitimate modality of training. There’s a huge amount of opinion, both for and against, vibration training. In Europe, chains of vibration studios have opened and people are flocking for this new, low impact training. The Mayo clinic uses Power Plates with their patients and have noted increases in patient’s bone density after utilizing this “new” technology. Much of the other research supports benefits such as improved flexibility, lymphatic drainage, increases in muscular strength and a myriad of other research backing up and showing the benefits to people of all fitness levels.
I’ve just recently added a Power Plate My5 to my home gym and plan to use it diligently in my training – in particular post workouts – to gauge the benefits for myself. There’s definitely legitimacy to this product, now its just determining how it will benefit my Crossfit training. (Athletes Performance utilizes Power Plates with all their athletes – there’s definitely a reason and I’m determined to figure out the ‘why’).
More to come on this…
Below is a video featuring an interview between Power Plate’s Tony Swain and Dr. Mercola:
Dr. Mercola’s website recently reviewed and commented on the Power Plate vibration technology:
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