Acceleration Training Dominates Gridiron

Technology’s
influence on professional and collegiate football is no better evidenced than
by the unparalleled physical condition of its athletes. And, there’s no better
example of this technology at work than the rapid emergence of Acceleration
Training exercise.

Since its
introduction to the

U.S.
in 2001 by vibration pioneers – Power Plate North America, Acceleration Training
(a.k.a. “vibration training”) acceptance continues to increase steadily
within the mainstream sports performance, fitness and wellness communities
nationwide. Meanwhile, its stronghold in elite athletics, particularly
professional and college football, surges onward. With more than 30 professional
and college football teams, currently utilizing Power Plate Acceleration
Training products, Advanced Vibration Technology has quickly established itself
as arguably the most relevant new strength and conditioning technology in elite
football circles.

“Neuromuscular
training using Power Plate has a wide variety of benefits,” said Jeff
Fish, Oakland Raiders Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. “It increases
strength, quickness and reaction time and provides warm-up, cool-down as well
as injury-reduction benefits. The low impact nature of the Power Plate also
makes it an effective tool for injury rehabilitation. The Power Plate provides
several physiological advantages in our program, and is critical in the overall
development of our players.”

Professional
and college football strength and conditioning coaches, as well as head
athletic trainers, are driven by three primary motivators: providing players a
competitive edge, ensuring players’ safety and health every step of the way and
keeping players on the field and out of the training room. Acceleration Training™
through vibration training is unique in its ability to achieve these ends.

Fish and
the Raiders are among 15 NFL teams using Power Plate, a list that also includes
the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. In the college ranks,
the impact is no different with Power Plate North America’s client list
comprising another “who’s who” list of elite programs, including UCLA, Notre
Dame and National Champion University of Florida Gators (the aforementioned
teams do not officially endorse Power Plate North America or its products).

“We used
Acceleration Training with Power Plate products extensively during our national
championship run and traveled with it to
Phoenix
for the title game last year,” said Mickey Marotti,

University of
Florida
Football Strength and Conditioning Coach. “Not
only do I love the versatility and effectiveness of Power Plate, our players
also recognize the variety of benefits.”

Athletes’
Performance, the nation’s preeminent athletic training franchise, has
championed Acceleration Training with Power Plate products since its inception
in the

United States.
Athletes’ Performance facilities prepare more college prospects for the annual
NFL professional football combine than any other training organization. Through
this use and the outspoken endorsements of Athletes’ Performance founder and
nationally-renown athletic training specialist – Mark Verstegen, Acceleration
Training has established itself within professional and collegiate football.

“Acceleration
Training is integral to sports performance methodology and Power Plate is the
only choice for the elite athletic population,” said Verstegen. “We use Power
Plate products across our entire methodology, from high performance to medical
rehabilitation and regeneration.”

Backed by
a host of published research, Acceleration Training with Power Plate products
offers a wide variety of benefits, including improved muscle strength,
flexibility, balance, reaction time and quickness, hormonal release, pain
reduction and expedited recovery of damaged muscles and tendons.

Acceleration
Training via Power Plate equipment exploits the body’s innate reflexive
response to disruptions in stability in order to achieve its varied benefits.
Just as the leg kicks forward involuntarily when the doctor strikes the lower
knee to test reflexes, the body’s muscles engage in an involuntary reflexive
muscle contraction in response to the vibration stimulus from Acceleration Training™.
Muscles are forced to contract 25-50 times per second in response to mechanical
vibrations delivered to the body from a central platform upon which static and
dynamic exercises are performed.