The NEW 3HP Vibration Plate Massager
The Power Vibration Plate Massager consists of a vibrating base, which may vibrate up and down approximately 1 to 10 mm 25 to 50 times per second. It is large enough to accommodate a person in deep squat. Traditional exercises such as squats and push-ups are done on the vibrating base.
The motion makes the exercise positions harder to hold, because it involves loads several times the force of gravity (measured in g). People typically do a series of exercises for 30 seconds to one minute each on the machine, with rests of a similar duration.
The vibrations cause an involuntary reflex muscle contraction 25-50 times a second compared to once or twice a second normally.
Reports have claimed that using the Power Vibration Plate Massager for 10 minutes is equivalent to 60 minutes of conventional exercise. In order to develop strength, power, muscle tone and definition, conventional exercises are conducted putting tension on the muscles while standing on the Power-Plate.
These types of exercise machines are used by many celebrities like Madonna, Jonathan Ross, Donatella Versace, Claudia Schiffer and Clint Eastwood.
This type of muscle-activation technique through vibration was initially studied by Russian scientist Vladimir Nazarov; it found application in the Russian space program helping to prevent astronauts’ muscles and bones wasting in space.