This new apparatus appeared in my gym. It is called the Power Plate. I had no idea what it did. I asked the people who worked there and they were not sure. Only one trainer was trained on it.
It only had a diagram of the movements you could do. After a few minutes of examination, I figured out that it is simply a machine with a platform you stand on and it vibrated. You do various bodyweight type exercises on it.
Well, I used my nemesis :twisted: , the flat-footed squat as my movement. I did about six sets of 30-45 seconds of squats, super-setted with some medicine ball push-ups for cardio effect.
I ended the session by just sitting on vibrating platform in a FF squat for about a minute.
Well, today I could barely walk. I almost cancelled my yoga class.
My body is use to such squatting workouts and I always to a good amount of stretching afterwards. As a matter of fact, my "warm up and cool down" takes longer than the actual workout. But I'm hardly ever sore.
I thought the vibrations would relax my muscles and I would not be sore, coupled with static stretches for "cool-down". Yet, the last time my quads were this sore was when I was a powerlifter.
They claim a deeper "stretch"...more relaxed...abate tension, which I understood from the Russian Vibration training I learned about here.
But they also made claims of strength gains. That I don't get, yet those few bodyweight squats really worked my quads.
What am I missing here?
Does anyone have any experience with this or explanations?