Recently the Gateway Virgin Active recived 4 new PowerPlate machines. What is a PowerPlate ?
From the PowerPlate.com Website:
Power Plate® equipment is the premium vibration device powering a new dimension in wellness solutions for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. It uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, enhancing overall performance in sessions as short as 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week.
Last week, I gave them a run for a full hour session. And the next day I was sore. So sore I could hardly walk. Even after 3 days, my one thigh muscle was sore.
Below is the training programme I used for the hour session I did. Each set must be done twice before moving onto the next one. The vibration intensity should be set to LOW for the workout, and can be set to HIGH for the massage session at the end.