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Advanced Vibration Technology exploits the body’s innate reflexive response to disruptions in stability in order to stimulate enhanced muscle strength and performance. The Power Plate produces a vibration through which energy is transferred to the body. This mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex which, depending on the frequency, results in rapid and intense muscle contractions 30-50 times per second.
Vibration training on the Power Plate offers a host of benefits such as considerably improving muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, bone density and stimulating blood circulation. Additionally, studies have proven Power Plate’s ability to reduce muscle pain and soreness, and expedite the recovery of damaged muscles and tendons.
Just as the leg kicks forward involuntarily when the doctor strikes the lower knee to test reflexes, the body’s muscles engage in an involuntary reflexive contraction in response to vibration’s disruption in stability. The body’s reaction to this mechanical stimulus is all natural and occurs involuntarily at the neural level.