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5 Things to Look For In Your Power Plate

by Alex Vo September 19, 2022 3 min read

Are you thinking about getting a power plate to use at home? Considering if a vibration machine is worth adding to your gym? Whether you are a professional trainer or just trying to improve your health, the best power plate will take your fitness level up a notch! 

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The question is, how would you know which power plate is best?


What You Should Consider Before Buying a Power Plate?

What makes a power plate the best? There isn't a single, obvious answer to that question. How and where it will be used has a big impact on the solution. Even the users' types should be considered.

For instance, there is a power plate for personal use such as the aptly named Personal Power Plate. It is compact and designed for self-training sessions, making it ideal for people who are often on the go.

Personal Power Plate


Power Plate My5 Vibration Trainer is great for fitness centers and home gyms. It is designed with a wide surface for movement, three vibration frequencies, pre-programmed exercises, and remote control for training that entails groundwork.

Power Plate My5 Vibration Trainer

Then, there are vibration platforms built for commercial facilities such as the Power Plate Pro7HC. This powerful machine is designed to improve circulation, monitor range of motion, enhance bone strength, and tighten the skin. 

Power Plate Pro7



 

Keeping the manner, location, and users in mind, consider these features when shopping for your power plate:

  • Price. The price point is a critical, if not primary, point to consider. When considering the cost of the machine, go through the product specifications to figure out the durability and lifespan of the power plate.

    Lower-end power plates have a price tag of $1500, while higher-end machines, for example the medical grade Power Plate Pro7HP is closer to $15,000. Keep in mind the different product issues or limitations that come with lower-end platforms, such as intermittent vibrations and fragility.

  • Product Dimensions. Where are you using your vibration machine? If you live in an upper-level apartment or condo, users opt for the Personal Power Plate or the Power Plate Move. It does not take up much room and can be stowed away conveniently.

    Level up your fitness game with thePersonal Power Plate Shield that lowers residual vibrations. It significantly minimizes the noise of your machine, making it perfect for working out in tight spaces.

  • Frequency or motor size. Frequency or motor size is another important factor when selecting a vibration machine. Frequency determines how fast the machine can vibrate. This is measured or expressed in the number of impulses per second. The intensity of the workout will increase proportionately with the frequency.

    Machines with lower frequencies are ideal for beginners and patients who are rehabilitating from an injury. Lower frequencies are also best used for massages, stretching, and detoxing using the power plate.

  • Vibration Types. Vibration therapy comes in many forms. Among these are lineal, pivotal, low, medium, and high energy waves. The types of vibration are also determined by the speed and amplitude of the machine.

    Basic machines come with a set frequency and vibration setting. The more advanced models can be adjusted to different speeds, frequencies, and types of workouts. 


  • Product Specifications.Are you using the vibration platform for treatment? Higher-end machines such as the Power Plate Pro7HC have a built-in heart monitor and cables for tracking the user’s range of motion and other vital stats. It is specially built to assist patients effectively and easily.

    Are you new to whole-body vibration training? Do you intend to use the machine in your fitness gym? Look for platforms with pre-programmed workout sessions and a BMI calculator. These features allow users to set the machine to work according to their fitness level and goal.


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    Other factors to consider when searching for your power plate are:

  • Manufacturer warranty. Most warranties come from the company that made the machine, not the company where you bought it. Make sure it is clear who is responsible for your warranty.

    Find out who will cover the warranty so you know who to contact if something unexpected happens, like the machine breaking down or the wrong product being sent. You should also determine if your warranty is set upon purchase or if you need to activate it yourself.
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