SK-Life Fitness are proud to announce that they have now added a Power Plate® machine to their Private Studio offering clients a course of 25 minute 1-1 sessions. The Power Plate® gives the body’s muscles a high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to contract and relax. They generally contract once or twice a second, but by standing on the Power Plate® its vibrations cause an automatic reflex muscle contraction of 30-50 a second.
Power Plate® is a great time-saver due to the effectiveness of training and the fact that many muscle groups are activated at the same time. It’s claimed that 15-20 minutes on the Power Plate® will have the same results as 60 minutes of conventional strenuous training.
Using the Power Plate® machine helps stimulate an immediate increase in circulation, oxygenating the blood and improving the removal of toxins. Circulation plays a vital role in tissue healing. Increases on the secretion of hormones important in the regeneration and repair process. This can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, for a smoother, sleeker silhouette.
A recent study showed that regular Power Plate® training, combined with diet,helped participants to achieve a sustained, long-term weight loss of up to 10%. A 25-minute session is the equivalent of an hour of weight training because all poses and reps are carried out on the large vibrating platform.
The Power Plate® machine offers the capacity for whole body massage and relaxation. It passively works all the muscle groups in the body, increasing circulation instantly, and aiding in the relief of pain, for enhanced relaxation. Power Plate will ease aches and pains, significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite, relax and rejuvenate you.
The vibrations produced by the Power Plate® machine stimulate the muscle pump effect, which causes an immediate increase in blood flow. This can improve the body’s ability to transport oxygen, macro-and micro-nutrients around the body, as well as dispersing waste products such as lactic acid more efficiently.
Using Power-Plate can help you get far better sport-specific benefits. With skiing, for example, stand in a crouched ski squat position for 30 seconds, and your quads will receive a more appropriate training stimulus than any standing squat against a wall. You can get similar benefits for your golf swing, rugby scrum and so on – just stand in the sport-specific position.