Power Plate - 4 Minute Stretch Routine
Updated: Mar 17
Every workout needs a perfect warm-up. At the beginning of all my workouts I will do my 8-10 minute metabolic conditioning routine (this is prescribed after completing the Active Metabolic Assessment ---see https://www.kendraleighstiffler.com/single-post/2019/02/15/Client-of-the-Month---Metabolic-Conditioning-Ralph . After my cardiovascular warm up I will add a dynamic series for whatever muscle group I'm working. This serves many purposes! With the heart rate elevated, you are in fat burn mode (lower heart rate zones) and the static (hold) and dynamic (moving) stretches help prepare specific muscles for activity. The Power Plate is a fun addition to your stretch routine as it vibrates up and down, side-to-side, and front-to-back, destabilizing the body and promoting the reflexive engagement of soft tissue. Involuntary muscle activity promotes quick, reflexive responses in muscle fibers and an increase in circulation. That means development in whole–body balance, mobility and stability, strength and motor control (muscle memory), in a shorter time frame than with traditional methods. By adding this in before your main activity your muscles will be ready to rock and perform better than standard stretching on a mat.
I hope this short routine can expand on your knowledge and spark your interest for more!
P.S. I apologize for the amateur video quality!
Studies also show adding Power Plate exercise can target visceral adipose tissue, improve circulation, greater improvements in muscle strength and countermovement jump performance and speed recovery.