View Full Version : Power Plates

06-22-2008, 08:53 AM
My mother has just purchased a power plate machine.

I already have a pushup and ab-crunch routine. However, on the marketing with it, it says the machine can increase the effectiveness of these excersises by up to 20-30%.

Does anyone know if this is true or just marketing spin?

I'm pretty happy with my routine as it is but every little helps as they say.

06-22-2008, 09:56 AM
Marketing spin, free weights are best

06-22-2008, 10:07 AM
I realise now you were probably talking about that vibrating machine not one of those multi station equipment with cables weighted plates. I dont know about the former, give it a try, is it the machine which cost 7000 uK quid? it would wanna f.... work

06-22-2008, 11:06 AM
Yeah its the vibrating machine. It didnt cost 7000 quid more like 200, its one of the less flashy basic ones.

I tried it with pushups its ok tbh. The vibration makes you tense up your arms a bit more to keep them steady. Its like trying to keep steady while something is continually trying to unbalance you whilst you're trying to do the excercise.

I dont like it with crunches tho, i'll stick to the floor tbh!

06-23-2008, 12:29 AM
try holding a squat position (weights if you want) and strange stuff like standing on one foot or jumping and landing on one foot if the machine can take the pressure.

if it's what i'm picturing, that's a great machine for improving balance, coordination, and strength. it will train micromuscles that support your skeleton and balance to react quickly to variations - which translates to you being able to move more quickly and in control.

the US olympic ski team, for instance, does squat holds on a machine like that every day to train. just my two cents.

Rafael Benitez
06-23-2008, 12:42 AM
All weights will make you slow. Even Russian kettle bells. For boxing it will take snap outa routine, unless you can equal reps you do with calisthenics. Even then there is no guarantee of functional strength gain unloess it is sport specific like knuckle press ups. Go with a huge medicine ball instead and throw it arond.

Wights are good for aestheitcs, but not for sports. FACT.