What is it?
The Power Plate is a vibrating platform station that can be used for highly effective stretching and strengthening. The vibration causes micro instability in the muscle, activating the stress reflex. To accommodate for these very quick micro instabilities, the muscles fire rapidly to attain stability. If you have ever been on a wobble board and felt the quick contractions in your muscles to maintain balance, the vibration plate is very similar to that sensation (except the muscles twitch much faster). When stretching or exercising on the plate, the rapid muscle contractions recruit more muscle fibers than normal, and make the stretching and strengthening much more effective.