Two years ago, tempted by the adverts on how to loose inches off your waist without effort, using the power plate, I spend £399 and bought one. After all it was a method reportedly favoured by the likes of Posh Spice and Madonna. The guru's of fashion and all that are thin.
It arrived the next day after it was ordered, which was pretty impressive considering it was just before Christmas. I eagerly, (with the help of my three grown up children), ripped open the box- which was as you can imagine very heavy.And inside there she was Vicky the Vibrating plate-
I tend to give all my gadgets names.It tends to make them more personal.
Vicky assembled very easily. It is base that spookily vibrates surrounded by supporting arms and a digital read out on the front panel.
Theoretically Vicky was supposed to loose inches by something could resistance training. I wont insult your intelligence by trying to explain it.
Impatient, I couldnt wait to try it out. The instruction manual gave the advice only tou use it for a few minutes a couple of times a day then work up stamina. But sod that I wanted to feel results.
I am the very essence of someone who wants to loose weight whilst watching the TV or listening to Gloria Gaynor/Queen?Abba on my MP3 Player. I dont want to go to a Gym, sweat and get out of breath and red faced like they do. I want to loose the inches with style.
The vibration plate is a wierd, yet pervertedly pleasent, experience. It makes your whole body shake. Spookily thats why they named it the Vibration plate! the clue is in the word. It makes you tingle. It was amazing to watch all my body ripple.
The kids said it was the most unpleasant sight they had ever seen. They compared it to Mr Blobby with DT's.
One by one we all had a go. I have never laughed so much in my life. Talking whilst standing on the plate created much amusement. If only for this- try it!
The instruction manual told me to try a variety of poses in order to maximise the taget areas. But hang on- in the advert it never mentioned that. I thought i could watch the TV on this. It even had the best position in the lounge for this purpose. How could I watch TV if I was sitting side on ?
Nonetheless I perservered. Ten minutes three times a day. I did all the excercises followed the book by the rule. And nothing. Six weeks down the line, re check the instructions see if i am missing something. Nope its all there.
So what do you expect. Its a gadget. In my honest opinion ( and remember it may not reflect the opinions of others like posh spice) the best way of loosing those excess inches is to actually excercise the conventional way.