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They are great machines! It only took two weeks of use on the one at my gym to notice a definite reduction in the cellulite on my arse and treetrunks thighs. Also my niggling for years back pain went overnight after the first use.
I'd love to know if anyone has bought one for home use and if they are as effective as a gym one
QOD is it an industrial one like you would find in a commercial gym? Or a smaller, cheaper version? Wanting to know if they are anygood as there is no way on earth I could afford one the industrial ones.
It's not great for weight loss as you need to raise your heart rate for that. However it's really good for toning up. I do a 20 min programme on them 3 times a week when I can't get to a body pump class.
I find that i'm better off using free weights for my arms and shoulders. However it's fab for the legs and bum. Squats - static and moving are good. As are lunges and try standing with your legs wide apart but on you tiptoes (slight bend at the knee) - that works your calf muscles.
It's also excellent for ab toning. I lay on the plate on my back with my legs hooked up on the handle bit and do crunches. If does look like you are humping the machine . You can also do a plank or side plank on there which is punishing.
There are lots of powerplate demos on you tube that can give you ideas of other exercises.
I am a personal trainer and i train people and myself on these at work and have to say this is the only machine that actually does what it ways. I don't recommend it just for weight lose however as its results are mainly noticed for toning but used with cardio work outs it will give you results in half the time. It is not however for the faint hearted or weak let me tell you as the higher the pain threshold you have the quicker you will see results. After using it for the first time (with a trainer of course) you will be sore and achy the next day or 3 which is the proof it is working. This machine as my gym demonstrates should only ever be used with a trainer and it should cost no more than £10 a session or cheaper if you buy them in block sessions. I lost 2 inches off my waist in 8 sessions and that was without cardio work so i can swear to anyone it really does work. As alot of ppl also don't realize you may increase in weight on the scales but don't be alarmed that is just because of the increase in muscle tone which effectively weighs more than fat so go by measurments. My arms and legs were the first to change dramatically with more definition and strength and now no flab at all its amazing. I was very sceptical when i first decided to try this out as alot of my clients asked me about it so i thought i'll give it a go and to be honest i haven't been off it since, you will not get the same workout in the gym in 20 mins even if you worked to the core. Please if you find one in a gym near you give it a go whoever says it doesn't work is clearly doing it wrong and also note the plate you buy for your home are not nearly as strong as the ones you would use in the gym hence the £3000 price difference and please use this with a trainer as it shouldn't be offered to you without one . And for those who know nothing about it you don't just go and stand on a vibrating plate which alot of ppl seem to believe you actually have to do a little work but not nearly as much work or time as you would have to spend to get the same results without it using a gym but please do some cardio exercise aswell as this because not just for weight loss but for fitness and wellbeing aswell. Hope this helps everyone