POWER PLATE

WHAT YOU DO

Resistance and stability training through vibrations calibrated to your body's natural rhythm.

HOW YOU FEEL

BALANCED : In the flow with your body and its circulatory, musculoskeletal, hormonal and metabolic systems.

 

 

For the last few decades, tens of millions of people have been putting themselves in that control condition. They have carefully avoided walking or bicycling to work and instead driven in climate-controlled cars to avoid having either heat or cold force them to change their metabolisms. They have spent their days sitting at desks moving only their fingers. And then, they have carefully situated themselves on their couches in front of the TV moving not a muscle. Dutifully, their bodies have done what bodies have always done. They have adapted to that environment. Their bodies have lowered their metabolisms to only what is needed and broken down all that unnecessary muscle tissue.

For the last few decades, tens of millions of people have been putting themselves in that control condition. They have carefully avoided walking or bicycling to work and instead driven in climate-controlled cars to avoid having either heat or cold force them to change their metabolisms. They have spent their days sitting at desks moving only their fingers. And then, they have carefully situated themselves on their couches in front of the TV moving not a muscle. Dutifully, their bodies have done what bodies have always done. They have adapted to that environment. Their bodies have lowered their metabolisms to only what is needed and broken down all that unnecessary muscle tissue.

 

Traditional exercise programs focus on creating an environment where muscles are challenged forcing the body to adapt by creating more muscle. Or, at least, that’s the idea. In practice, the goal of looking jacked is actually achieved not by increasing the number of muscle fibers but by inducing a condition known as hypertrophy. The muscle fibers literally swell up. Among bros--young men obsessed with their own physiques, the slang term for looking ripped is “looking swoll.” They don’t realize that that is exactly what they have done. Far from having more muscle, they have simply inflated their muscles. The irony is that many bodybuilders who look like He-Man aren’t actually very strong. Their swollen muscles aren’t actually able to generate much force. However, for Olympic athletes, it’s not enough to look strong. There needs to be real strength there. And that’s why The Soviet Olympic Program pioneered the use of Electrical Muscle Stimulation or EMS.

                                               

                                                   WHAT YOU DO

                                                                             Activate your entire muscular system through

                                                                                fifteen minute intensive intervals.

                                                    HOW YOU FEEL

                                                                       STIMULATED : Rewired from thousands of passive and

                                                                              active muscle contractions that increase weight-loss and circulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrotherapy stimulates muscles directly by producing the exact electrical signals needed to stimulate muscles. In practice, muscles have different types of muscle fiber. Slow twitch (or Type I) muscle fibers which are ideal for endurance events like distance running and fast twitch (or Type II) muscle fibers which are better suited to sprints. Soviet Scientists figured out that by choosing different electrical frequencies, they could specifically target the development of different types of muscle fibers and adapt the bodies of their athletes to excel in specific events. Besides this precision, electrotherapy offered Soviet Olympic trainers one other major advantage: a massive reduction in training time. When Arnold Schwarzenegger does a bicep curl, he gets two contractions. One on the way up and one on the way down. However, with electrotherapy, it’s possible to generate between 18 and 50 contractions per second. The result is that with the use of electrotherapy The Rewire Team is able to get your muscles to do the contractions required to get a great workout in far less time.

 

This same basic idea of maximizing the number of contractions is the foundation of another technique pioneered by Soviet scientists: PowerPlate. Like Biodensity, PowerPlate emerged from the Space Race. Without gravity, it’s not only bones that suffer. Without any forces to work against, muscle tissues aren’t challenged and they waste away. The Soviet solution to this muscular challenge was to tap into the body’s natural desire to balance itself. When you fall, muscles all over your body are recruited to brace for impact and stabilize you. PowerPlate falls up and down many times per second. By doing this, the muscles in your body contract at a far faster rate than traditional weighlifting. The results for the Soviet space program were clear. The Soviets logged space flights of 420 days while NASA struggled to get past 120 days. At Rewire, you get to have the benefit of the best technologies from both sides of the Space Race.

 

    When combined, Electrotherapy and PowerPlate create a workout that The Rewire Team lovingly calls The Master Blaster. By combining these techniques, you put your muscles in an environment that forces adaptation with a level of efficiency and control that traditional exercise simply can’t provide.

ELECTROTHERAPY

Research
Low-intensity electrical muscle stimulation induces significant increases in muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness
 -Miyamoto, T., Kamada, H., Tamaki, A., & Moritani, T.
Electrical stimulation for pain relief in knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and network meta-analysis. 
 -Miyamoto, T., Kamada, H., Tamaki, A., & Moritani, T.
Electrotherapy White Paper
 - Ellis, G & Mills, G
Irisin Mediates Effects on Bone and Fat via αV Integrin Receptors
 - Kim, H., Wrann, C. D., Jedrychowski, M., Vidoni, S., Kitase, Y., Nagano, K., ... & Strutzenberg, T. S. (2018). 

© 2019 The Rewire Project