Studies show that adding Power Plate training to a high intensity resistance training program can decrease the percentage of body fat, improving body composition as a whole.
What is body composition?
Body composition is a combination of the body’s percentage of fat, bone and muscle, which determines leanness. Since fat tissue takes up more room than muscle tissue, if you take two people of the same height and weight, their bodies may look different because they have different body composition.
An eight-month study conducted at the University of Oklahoma in 2009 found that Power Plate training enhances resistance training to further improve body composition.
A total of 55 volunteers were split into three groups: a resistance training group, a Power Plate training group and a control group. To gauge the effectiveness of the different workouts, measurements were taken at the start of the study and after eight months, including percentage of fat, fat mass and muscle mass.
At the end of the study, the Power Plate group showed a larger decrease in percentage of fat and fat mass compared to the resistance and control groups. In short, adding Power Plate training to a high intensity resistance training program can result in a greater improvement in the percentage of body fat, when compared to resistance training only.
To supplement your Power Plate training, in an effort to improve your total body composition, it is important that you track your progress. Unified Lifestyle’s Weight Tracker App is a great way to keep track of your body composition, including fat percentage, lean mass, fat weight, total weight and waist size. Weight Tracker is completely free and available for iPhone and Andriod.