Powerplates with Elle – Part 2

I’m back with Part 2 of ‘Powerplates with Elle’ – a second video created exclusively for keep it simpElle‘.

After writing the ‘Power Plate EssentElle’s‘ post, I realised how little this machine was used! There is usually one tucked away in the corner of your gym which is always free as no one really knows what to do with it!

I utilised one of my weekly 25 minute session plans and broke it down into a series of 3 short workouts which can be added together (at the end of the series) to make a full 25 minute session!

Check out Part 1 {here}.

For now, you can repeat each section individually 3 times to make a 15 minute workout which can be done alone or added onto your regular gym workout! You can now also complete Part 1 & 2 for 10 or 15 mins each.

What you will need:

1 pair of dumbbells (I’m using just 2kg in this video)

Here is the workout – you can pin this for later too!

Check out these posts for tips on technique: 

Slow mountain climbers: Progress Your Plank

Single leg lateral raise / frontal raise: Stand on one leg with dumbbells by your side and the raised leg at 90 degrees. Lifting your arms up straight up until shoulder level, palms facing down, lower and repeat. For frontal raises, arms start in front of thighs and lift up straight in front of the body until shoulder level. lower dumbbells and repeat.

Perfect Form: Push Up

Agility shuffle: Stand with feet close together and a slight bend at the knees. Start by going to the right – pick up the right foot and step, step left, step right and then the left knee drives up towards the chest before repeating to the left. Left, right, left.

Calf raises: Stand with feet close together and raise both heels as high as possible. Lower heels and then repeat.

Tips to make your power plate session more enjoyable: 

1. Always keep a micro bend in your knees; this helps to reduce the vibrations that make it up to your head and give you a funny feeling 

2. Place your tongue to the roof of your mouth to help with head vibrations too! 

3. Here is a short {video} showing you how to set up your Powerplate so it vibrates continually for 9 minutes

Last but not least, here is the video…

Give it a go and let me know what you think! Leave your thoughts and comments below or share them with me via Facebook / Twitter! It’s because of your comments that I created this workout video…

Elle 🙂 x

P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP. 


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