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2005/08/03 15:07:36 (permalink)
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Power Plate Vibration Training

Ok so at my new overpriced shiny gym today they were trying out one of these vibrating plate things. You stand on it, you do squats, pressups, dips, lat raises, lunges, calf raises etc or any other different type of exercise on it and apparently it improves circulation and endurance. Most of the exercises are based around the squat.

My first impressions were... pah... another lateral thigh trainer, bollox to it!

Cue dodgy american : "Oh my god! i cant believe im toning...."

Anyway this guy who was demonstrating it put me through a 4 minute workout on it with squats and lunges (no weight) and other variants of the squat. It was absolute agony, i swear it felt like id just gone through the heaviest squatting session of my life, really really difficult. Then you just lie down with ur legs on it for a minute and "because your circulation is going haywire, the lactic acid has no time to pool and collect". Now i thought he was talking rubbish too, but its believable, the heat generated in the muscles was absolutely insane, he got my mates to poke em and they were like:

"dude"

Then he made me do BB curls on it with get this: 5kg. I usually bb curl 42Kgs, this was 5kg and i was having severe problems, i went to failure after 8 reps. The thought is that you are working so hard on core stability and keeping yourself static, that most of the oxygen rushes to your lower leg muscles and your upper body has to work almost anaerobically.

Apparently this is how the russians have been training since the 1970's, thats what he said, dunno if their supposed to be any good at anything. But this machine is immense, if you ever get a chance to properly try it out, go for it. You're in for a treat!

more info: http://www.powerplateusa.com/products/ng_prddet.html

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post edited by sub_z3ro - 2005/08/04 13:22:08
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    windymill
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/03 15:10:46 (permalink)
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    I heard of this recently but you are the first person I have heard that has tried it. Sounds impressive
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/03 15:41:56 (permalink)
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    Is this in a gym "chain" mate? If so which one?

    Im guessing you are going to have DOMS in muscles you never knew you had over the next few days
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    chickensticks
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/03 15:53:37 (permalink)
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    nah bro, i have a mate who's relatives are extremely wealthy, they had 2 spare barns in their house, they turned one into a nice little stable for horsies and the other one a gym. not for horsies. They let the gym out to personal trainers and family and business friends.

    Not looking forward to the doms, and im swimming at 7:30 am tomorrow argh!

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    leanman
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 13:00:43 (permalink)
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    Bump

    What were DOMS like mate??

    P.S Not a sadist, just curious is all
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    chickensticks
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 13:19:56 (permalink)
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    The doms were non existant mate, im amazed, i was in so much pain yesterday during the workout and today i feel absolutley nothing. In fact im off for a swim now! Could it be what he said about the lactic acid makes sense?

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    killuminati04
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 14:39:30 (permalink)
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    heard of this thing before, they say its meant to help alot for core stability which is understandable but tbh i don't see how it can effect your bicep curls so much was it vibrating/shaking alot?

    anyway cheers for the info
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 15:48:44 (permalink)
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    No DOMS is interesting. Makes me think that the vibration was confusing your muscles (not a technical term!) so it wasn't making you work harder, it was more like trying to walk on a dead leg. Does that sound likely?
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    chickensticks
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 15:57:32 (permalink)
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    ^^^ lol no that sounds like it fell outta my arse mate. It was most definately making me work harder, but more in the lower body than the upper body, so more effort was required to do curls etc... dont have a proper clue how it works... anyone want to do some research/be a scientist and tell us?

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    S_T_E_F
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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 16:02:36 (permalink)
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    lactic acid doesnt pool and collect...lol...it builds up in the muscle but is constantly taken away by the bloodstream...the burn is produced when the rate of latic build up exceedes the rate of removal.

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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 16:05:26 (permalink)
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    The vibration is making your stabilizing muscles work harder...that and nothing else..hence the reason you have no normal doms in the target muscle, cause your knackered using the surrounding stabilizing muscles in the action.

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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 16:09:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: S_T_E_F

    The vibration is making your stabilizing muscles work harder...that and nothing else..hence the reason you have no normal doms in the target muscle, cause your knackered using the surrounding stabilizing muscles in the action.


    It is extremely targeted though, i could feel my quads on fire. It hurt way more than a set of heavy squats. And there are attachments to target specific areas of your bi's, tri's, delts, traps etc, tried em all, and they do definately work. Well.

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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 16:44:53 (permalink)
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    Well yea your target muscles are also gonna be trying to stabalize the situation at the same time too...but lack off doms should set alarm bells ringing....i presume your training for size so its generally accepted that heavier progression = body adaption by laying more myosin/actin in the fibres thus swelling the fibre thus swelling the muscle....adding stability to this situation will ofcourse have its benefits as youll be recruiting fibres in different ways to a straight out push/pull action but the process is not targeting muscle size imo....maybe just allround muscle fibre recruiment + stabilizers in a new and exciting way

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    RE: Power Plate Vibration Training 2005/08/04 17:41:51 (permalink)
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    ^^^ that makes a lot of sense actually...... gonna research this power plate a bit more methinks, nice one stef.

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