It's not every day I come across a development this exciting in the field of fitness and health.
What I'm about to share with you represents a radical new leap in technology, something that promises to transform the way your body benefits from exercise. Plus the way you look and feel.
And if you haven't yet discovered the personal fitness routine best for you, get ready to be impressed.
What I believe to be the most profoundly innovative development I've seen in fitness, I'm willing to bet, will change how you look at exercise and its many benefits for your body.
Achieving your fit, new body is just a shake away.
Why Fitness Is More Important Now Than Ever Before
With two out of three adults in the U.S. now overweight or obese, the need for an effective fitness solution is more urgent than ever.
Many people gain weight as they age, and sometimes it's so gradual you don't even notice.
A Harvard research study discovered that women tend to gain an average of 20 pounds over 16 years as they reach middle age.
And if you don't stay physically active, you start losing muscle mass at around age 40. You burn fewer calories as your body shifts from building less muscle to adding more fat.
You can blame it on "somatopause" – the body's normal metabolic slowdown and decline of your body's production of human growth hormone (HGH) as you age.
Somatopause likely affects millions of baby boomers in the U.S. and millions more around the world, causing:
- Weight gain
- Energy loss
- Accelerated aging
- Loss of muscle tone
- Increased body fat
When you don't get enough exercise as you age, visceral fat can build in your abdomen. This can happen whether you are overweight or at normal weight.
Visceral or belly fat can negatively affect your overall health and quality of life and – may be, by far, the worst fat to have on your body...
Why Fitness Matters
Fitness is so important for many reasons. Just to name a few…
- Helps you achieve and maintain your ideal body weight
- Promotes good cardiovascular and respiratory health
- Provides comfortable movement and flexibility
- Improves your mood
- Helps guard against premature aging
There's no question that exercise is a major key to promoting health, as well as looking and feeling your best.
How Much Exercise Are YOU Getting Each Week?
Most people simply don't get enough exercise.
Consider your neighborhood gym or fitness club. Visit during the first couple of weeks in January and you may need to wait in line to use the treadmill.
Go back in mid-February and take your pick of equipment – with no wait. Everyone's gone.
What happened between January 1 and just six weeks later? Human nature.
In today's fast-paced world, everyone wants to save time. It's a precious commodity. Many folks – and maybe you, too – don't have hours each week to spend exercising.
Imagine this scenario… What if you could get the same or even greater benefits from hours of exercise in just 45 minutes each week?
What's 'The Most Perfect' Type of Exercise For You?
The "most perfect" type of exercise for you is one that helps you:
- Slim down and get rid of belly fat
- Support bone strength
- Move with comfort and ease
- Improve your mood
- Improve parts of your body you can't see or feel.
My personal favorite is Peak Fitness, which is my comprehensive fitness program that includes powerful anaerobic exercises.
Peak Fitness exercises can dramatically improve your cardiovascular fitness and fat-burning capabilities and takes just a fraction of the time as other types of exercise (more about that later).
The revolutionary development in fitness that I'm about to tell you about happens to be a perfect compliment to my Peak Fitness exercises. Let's get started…
You Get Stronger By Lifting Weights: Fact or Fiction?
Many people believe you get stronger by lifting weights.
In reality, when you lift weights, you're really just fooling your body into thinking you're in a heightened gravitational state.
And, not to mention, for many folks, it's hard work.
To understand how gravity affects your workout, let's briefly revisit Newton's Second Law of Motion, which you probably learned back in high school:
Force = Mass x Acceleration
Simply put, what this means is you can improve your strength or stability by either applying more mass (weight) or more acceleration to your body.
Free weights and weight machines use the first half of this equation – mass. And that's why you must keep increasing mass – or weight – to see results in your strength.
What if there was a way, instead, to effectively use the second half of the equation – acceleration?
With this scenario, weights wouldn't necessarily be needed and you'd eliminate the high impact and high stress factors associated with them, so it will be a whole lot easier.
The Soviet Secret That Started It All…
You may or may not remember the Space Race back in the 1960s…
But, nearly thirty years later, we discovered that, in their pursuit to win, the Soviets experimented with techniques to help their cosmonauts stay in space longer.
One of the problems back then with space travel was muscle atrophy – or severe muscle wasting – of astronauts' bodies. This, along with bone loss, typically occurred when astronauts spent extended time in zero-gravity space.
In one aspect, the Soviets won. What they secretly discovered enabled their cosmonauts to endure an average of 400 days in space at one time while U.S. astronauts lasted only 130 days.
The Soviets had discovered the secret of Vibrational Training – or the ability to make gravity work for them.
The G-Forces At Work
The Soviets' secret spread quickly throughout Europe about how Vibrational or Acceleration Training could enhance muscle health.
The technology underwent refinements and improvements, and was soon incorporated into overseas Olympic athlete training as well as with professional sports teams.
What this new vibrational training did was increase the force by increasing the acceleration or the force of gravity.
A simple example of how you can benefit from increased G-forces is by using a mini trampoline.
A mini trampoline or rebounder subjects your body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 to 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high you jump.
And, unlike jogging on hard surfaces which stresses your ankles and knees, rebounding helps protect against this stress.
How a Mini Trampoline – or Rebounding – Can Improve Your Health
Some of the benefits rebounding offers include:
- Supports healthy cardiovascular function
- Circulates oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs
- Promotes increased muscle strength
- May promote restful sleep
However, the "Whole Body Vibrational" Training that I'm about to share with you offers even more powerful benefits than a trampoline.
In fact, there are over 200 published scientific studies documenting the benefits that Acceleration Training can help you achieve.
How Whole Body Vibrational Training Tackles 'Belly' or Abdominal Fat
I talked earlier about how visceral fat – the fat tissue that develops in your abdomen – may be associated with less-than-optimal heart and vascular health.
And it can occur in anyone – thin, normal, or overweight individuals.
An animal study showed that Acceleration Training caused a drop in the creation of new fat cells.**
A recent human study of 79 obese adults found:**
- Those using Acceleration Training in addition to a low-calorie diet lost twice as much visceral fat after six months compared to those who followed a low-calorie diet with cardio and weight training.
- The decrease in visceral fat remained at the same level in the vibration group after 12 months, while the diet and fitness groups returned to their normal baseline values after 12 months.
Overall, this latest human study shows great promise for helping to achieve and even more importantly, sustain weight loss and help reduce unwanted visceral fat.
Is Acceleration Training the Newest Way to Help Beat Cellulite?
To understand how Whole Body Vibrational technology, or the more accurate name "Accelerated Training," can help rid your body of excess pounds and unsightly cellulite, let's take a quick look at how cellulite develops in the first place.
Cellulite begins when excess fat cells collect in an area – for women, mainly your buttocks, thighs and upper arms – and your skin starts to bulge.
The dimpling effect occurs when the connective fibers in your skin pull down in areas where body fat pushes up.
Improving the circulation in areas prone to cellulite, which Accelerated Training does, helps to reduce cellulite from the inside out.
Accelerated Training works as a "mechanical massage" for your body. Without any physical touch, thousands of muscle contractions help to increase circulation.
In a 2004 German study, Whole Body Vibration Training alone reduced cellulite on subjects' thighs and buttocks. When cardio exercises were added to Vibration Training, cellulite dropped even more.**
Liposuction, creams, and wraps only temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Boost Your Muscle Strength WITHOUT Weights
in Just Fifteen Minutes, 3 Times a Week
If you struggle with weights – as many people do – I'll bet that you're going to love what Accelerated Training can do.
If you don't have the time it takes to get a decent, regular workout at your gym, you're also going to be pleased.
Accelerated Training allows you to reap all the benefits of strength training with ease and in just a fraction of the time. Just like the cosmonauts.
How can it possibly do this?
With Acceleration Training, your body's muscles contract between 25 and 50 times a second as you make gentle body movements. It's this constant muscle tensioning that increases muscle strength.
And it only takes three 15 minute sessions per week to get you started building lean muscle with Accelerated Training.
That's only 45 minutes a week!
Why Traditional Strength Training and Cardio Exercises Aren't Cardio After All…
If you do any type of cardio exercise or traditional strength training, I'm sure you're aiming to benefit your heart health, right?
If you don't work all three muscle fiber types and their associated energy systems, then you're not really working your heart.
Let me explain. You have three muscle fiber types with their own unique energy systems:
- Slow twitch (red muscle) – Activated by traditional strength training and cardio exercises
- Fast twitch (white muscle) – Activated by Peak Fitness and Acceleration Training exercises
- Super-fast (white muscle) – Consists of fast twitch and super-fast fiber; Activated by Peak Fitness and Acceleration Training exercises.
Your heart has two different processes; the aerobic process and the anaerobic process. Traditional strength training and cardio exercises work only the aerobic process and the slow twitch muscle fibers.
On the other hand, Peak Fitness type and Acceleration Training exercises work both the anaerobic and the aerobic processes of your heart as they activate both the fast and super-fast muscle fibers.
This is why you may not see the results you desire even when you're spending an hour on the treadmill several times a week. You're only working half of your muscle fibers!
And when you don't exercise your fast twitch fibers, they may begin to atrophy, which can adversely affect your fitness and physical health.
What to Look For When Choosing an Acceleration or
Whole Body Vibration Training Machine
There are many cheap imitations machines out there so please understand that not all machines will provide similar benefits. In my opinion, here's what you want to look for when shopping for Acceleration (or Whole Body Vibration) Training equipment:
- Solid steel construction. Avoid plastic platforms as they can and do break. Watch for sturdiness as you watch their demo video.
- Optional vibration settings and the convenience of automatic programs. You may want to challenge your body and increase the vibration setting.
- Adequate weight limit. If it can't handle your weight, it can break or strain to run at a lower intensity level.
- Who is selling the equipment? Know the company and their reputation.
- How loud is it? Many machines are excessively noisy.
- Does the company provide a detailed guide and user manual? A video demonstration can be very helpful to learn recommended exercise positions.
- A good warranty and customer service in case you have questions. How long has the company been around? Will they be around long enough to honor their warranty?
- Beware of fake ratings. For example, it appears that the "Koehler Rating" may be fabricated. Don't fall for this type of marketing gimmick.
Be sure to take your time and check the fine print when shopping for Acceleration Training equipment. In my opinion, a reliable, well-built machine is truly a great investment that you'll appreciate for many years to come.
WARNING: Cheap Contenders Can Do More Harm Than Good!
Acceleration or Whole Body Vibration exercise fitness is relatively new to North America and, as you might expect with anything new and revolutionary, there are many sellers out there trying to make a quick profit.
I can't stress this enough, but…You must be very, very careful when investing in Acceleration (or Whole Body Vibration) Training equipment.
Not only are many machines likely not worth your money due to cheap and faulty construction, they can cause harm.
Whenever you're working with vibrations, remember your body operates on its own natural vibration. With lower and less precise vibrational frequencies that may be found on cheaper machines, you can actually interfere with your body's natural vibrations and throw your nervous system out of sync.
Let me assure you, subjecting your body to unnatural vibrations is something you do not want to do.
Try to demo the machine you're interested. Notice how you feel when you step off. If you don't feel good afterwards, that's a red flag that the machine's vibrations may not be in tune with your body's natural frequencies.
There are a flood of cheap machines on the market being sold under many different names that have sought to benefit from the ground breaking research that the original innovator in this field, Power Plate® has done...
Some foreign-made vibrating equipment is particularly poor with faulty electronics, buttons, cheap bearings and shoddy welds that commonly break.
Beware of skinny support posts, unstable units, too small-sized plates, weak motors and units with insufficient power to support the vibration capacity.
After a Four Year Comprehensive Evaluation, Here's My Choice
for Exceptional Acceleration Training Equipment
After many trials and thorough investigation, I have found a company that I believe consistently delivers the two things I consider most important in Acceleration Training equipment – precision and versatility.
The technology behind Power Plate® equipment utilizes the secrets of the Soviet cosmonauts back in the 1960s to promote muscle tone.
Since then, powerful technological advances plus a couple of important patents have made Power Plate® the leader in safe and effective Acceleration Training.
Remember those nearly 200 studies I mentioned on Whole Body Vibration? More than 30 of them were conducted on a Power Plate® machine.
Power Plate equipment is distributed in more than 65 countries.
Acceleration Training on Power Plate® equipment offers a wide array of benefits, including:
- Improvement in blood circulation
- Increased muscle strength and flexibility
- Improved range of motion
- Decreased cellulite
- Reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery after workouts
How the Power Plate® Delivers Such Amazing Benefits
Power Plate machines use the principles of Acceleration Training to stimulate your body's natural response to vibration.
Using PrecisionWave™ Technology – a high-fidelity harmonic vibration system – this revolutionary training technique delivers controlled waves of energy racing throughout your body.
These vibrations cause your muscles to respond with rapid fire contractions – between 25 and 50 times per second.
What's truly exceptional about Power Plate's technology is that it engages 95 percent of your muscle fibers, including the fast and super-fast muscle fibers.
A workout on traditional gym equipment uses only about 20 percent of your total muscle fibers – the slow twitch fibers.
A near-total muscle fiber employment translates into a higher-intensity workout, probably unlike anything you've ever experienced. Acceleration training exercise enhances your performance while it increases the efficiency of your workout.
With the Power Plate machine, you get a complete, full-body workout incorporating stretching, balance, core, strength-building and massage, all in only as little as 15 minutes.
Power Plate's Patented 2-Motor Systems Truly Delivers a 3-D Workout
With many other Whole Body Vibration machines, you may experience a side-to-side type of motion – a "wobble board" effect. Your experience with Power Plate is drastically different. They own the patent on the revolutionary two motor systems that provide a 3-D workout.
Your muscles' contractions work in multiple dimensions as the Power Plate machines oscillate in all three planes (see diagram). This is what's known as "tri-planar movement."
And this is exactly what the human body is designed to do.
When the Power Plate equipment vibrates up and down ("Z"), you improve muscle tone. Left to right ("X") and front to back ("Y") movements enhance your balance and coordination.
The net result is an improvement in strength and power. With regular Acceleration Training exercise, you will likely see and feel results within the first few weeks. Results such as increased strength and flexibility, enhanced muscle definition and tone, and reduced cellulite and body fat.
Your NEW Personal Trainer Has Arrived
And here's something revolutionary that I promise will be unlike any workout you're ever experienced...
The new Power Plate my7 model is an intelligent virtual trainer that helps you personalize your workout.
Simply decide which lifestyle goal is most important to you right now: FEEL better, LOOK better or PLAY better. Each is designed to help you achieve the specific results you want.
You'll find over 250 pre-programmed workouts with over 1,000 individual exercises inside the "brain" of the my7. So, whether you're warming up for ski season, looking to lose weight or want to specifically support your bone health, my7 has a unique program to help you reach your goal.
Every workout takes you through the five key elements of movement – Stretch, Balance, Core, Strength and Massage – and gives you a full-body workout in less than 30 minutes.
This is the first home machine to feature proMOTION Dynamic Vibration Technology, so you'll experience even more dynamic movement with your my7. Using high strength Vectran cables that optimize the transfer of vibrations directly to the targeted muscle, the my7's Advanced Vibration Technology™ stimulates muscle response as frequently as 30 to 40 times per second as you move.
Imagine what that could do for your workout...
How Power Plate® Is Making a Difference in Health Care
Just as the Russian cosmonauts first used accelerated training for rehabilitation, hospitals, physical therapy clinics, and other health care facilities, spas, national fitness chains, celebrities and more than 90 professional sports teams use Power Plate equipment for rehabilitation today.
Some of the results reported by practitioners include:
- Accelerates rehabilitation in physical therapy rehab patients
- Boosts strength, balance, and endurance
- Alleviates soreness and contributes to a faster recovery after an intense workout
Power Plate machines are also useful for rehab after trauma, strokes, and other debilitating illnesses. Therapists observe a decreased rate of deterioration in progressive neurological conditions. Gait, core stability and balance improve.
In retirement communities, acceleration therapy plays an important role in the ability to stand and walk better. By improving balance and coordination, and promoting normal muscle mass, Power Plate is making a difference in the quality of life of seniors.
With Power Plate, You Know They'll Be There
Remember when I talked about a company's reputation? Whether they would be around long enough to honor their guarantee?
You can depend on Power Plate.
Power Plate's founding father, Dutch Olympic Trainer Guus Van der Meer was the first to take the technology of Whole Body Vibration and harness it for training elite athletes. Today, his vision has spread around the world to more than 100 global offices and thousands of satisfied users.
With support at the touch of your fingertip, you can get the assistance and answers you desire, straight from the experts at their U.S. headquarters.
And your investment is safe when you order from Mercola.com. We guarantee your Power Plate purchase (please see details below).
Which Power Plate Machine is Best for You?
Obviously, what you demand in a Power Plate machine may not be the same as a professional golfer or a health care practitioner.
For that reason, we offer you a choice of four Power Plate models:
- Power Plate® my3™
The trimmest, most economical way to bring Accelerated Training exercise into any size home. Provides an introductory frequency of 35Hz and 30 or 60 second time selections.
- Power Plate® my5™
The next step up in a personal machine with three frequency options between 30 and 40Hz. Includes pre-programmed quick start buttons and remote control.
- Power Plate® my7™
The most technologically advanced machine yet... In addition to the unique Advanced Vibration Technology™, the my7 features an integrated touch screen computer complete with over 1,000 exercise videos and coaching tips to guide you straight to your goals.
- Power Plate® pro5™
The economical pro-level unit for both home health and commercial settings for wellness, fitness, beauty, active aging, sports performance, or rehabilitation. Provides a wide range of frequency and time settings and its large plate surface provides vibration to more parts of your body – and more exercise options.
Whichever Power Plate you choose, it is highly recommended you also get a Power Shield if you are going to install your Power Plate in a location other than on a concrete floor. A Power Shield will significantly reduce the amount of noise and vibration felt in the rest of the floor.
Only at Mercola.com – A Special Bonus Package
Worth $503.99 When You Order Today
When you place an order for one of the four Power Plate models we're offering, you get the Mercola Vitality Pack absolutely free…
Here are the special bonuses you get at no extra cost with your order... ONLY through Mercola.com:
- Ultimate Personal Massage Package ($80.00 value) – Take massage to a whole new level with your Power Plate! This bonus package includes a heavy duty, triple-zone foam grid massage roller and 3-DVD core workout and self-massage set.
- Support Cushion ($229.00 value) – Adds a soothing touch of extra comfort to your Power Plate to enhance your self-massage therapy sessions and provide stable cushioning for reclining exercises without sacrificing vibrations!
- Acceleration Training Handbook ($36.00 value) – Gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the technology, its applications, and the scientific evidence that shows why you'll get the results you desire.
- Acceleration Training Exercise DVD & Manual ($59.99 value) – Essential tools designed to help you build your workout routine.
- Dampening Mat for my5 Series ($57.00 value) – Helps dampen the vibrations or adjust the intensity of your workouts.
- Strap Set ($42.00 value) – Used for upper body workouts.
FREE White Glove Delivery Service Included
Are you ready for White Glove Delivery Service? We want to make sure your Power Plate arrives in perfect condition and is installed correctly, exactly where you want it.
Approximately two weeks after placing your order (each unit is custom made and requires 7 to 10 business days to be made), a Power Plate representative will contact you to arrange for delivery.
Your Power Plate will be delivered to the location of your choice – whether it's your home, your office, or other location you request. A representative will bring the unit in and install it for you.
First class delivery service and set up that would normally cost up to $450.00 is yours for FREE, and you'll be confident that your unit is correctly set up and ready for you to use.
NEW! I'm Adding an Extended Warranty to Further Ensure Your Satisfaction
As with all my products here at Mercola.com, your satisfaction is always #1 to my team and me.
When you order your Power Plate through us, I'm going to give you the added benefit of an EXTENDED warranty.
One of the biggest frustrations you can have is when you purchase an expensive piece of equipment and something goes wrong with it and it costs you money to fix it. You feel gypped and cheated.
To give you some extra peace of mind, I am going to provide extended warranty coverage to you for FREE.
Only offered through Mercola.com, we're going to extend the normal parts and labor warranty by an EXTRA year!
Now you can enjoy even MORE added value with our new extended warranty on all four Power Plate models…
- Pro 5 (added value of $500)
- 3 years parts
- 3 years labor
- My3, My5 and My7 (added value of $300)
- 3 years parts
- 2 years labor
With ALL This Added Value, You Can't Go Wrong…
These extra bonuses, FREE White Glove Delivery Service, and now, an extended warranty added at no extra cost to you represent an outstanding value.
I don't believe you'll find a better deal anywhere… or a greater incentive to invest in your very own Power Plate today. In my opinion, we've stripped away any obstacles standing in your way to step up to Power Plate…
Now it's up to you. Are you ready to step up to the next level and…
- Help tackle belly fat and excess pounds?
- Feel increased muscle strength and power?
- Take stride in the comfort of increased flexibility?
- Help reduce unsightly and embarrassing cellulite?
All in only 15 minutes, just three times a week?
Step up to Power Plate®. I'll bet you'll never want to go back from where you came.
H. Frank and B. Moos (2004), Power Plate Training Helps Reduce Cellulite: Research Shows Exercising on a Power Plate Training Platform Helps Eliminate Cellulite