We chose the Power Plate to use in the Great Bones
system, as it is considered to be the best vibration plate on the market
today. This idea was first developed for
the Russian space program. There is minimal gravitational force in space,
muscles and bones are not stimulated to grow in space, as they are on
earth. You need gravity to cause impact
on the bones and body.
As a result, the Russian cosmonauts and American
astronauts were forced to return to earth quickly. Once
cosmonauts started using whole body vibration they were able to stay in space an average of 400 days, compared with
only 130 days for American astronauts. The Soviets had discovered the secret to
making gravity work for them.
Most vibration plates move in only one plane. The Power plate works by vibrating
in all three planes: vertical, horizontal and front to back, at a very high rate (30 to 50 times per second) across very small
When the it vibrates up and down,
tone improves. Left to right and front to back movements improve your balance and
coordination. So the net
result is a dramatic improvement in strength, flexibility, balance, tone and leanness. If
you apply 30 Hertz (30 cycles per second) for 30 seconds, you are expanding and contracting your muscles a total
of 900 times in just half a minute.