Jun
15

Train like the elite

Emotions are high as football fever is upon us and we take our seats to watch 16 nations battle it out in the 14th European Championship football tournament; also known as Euro 2012!

The tournament, now under way at venues in host nations Poland and Ukraine, runs until 1st July; and with the winning team gaining automatic entry to the 2013 UEFA Confederations Cup hosted by Brazil, not to mention the pride of their country, there really is everything to play for.

Here at Power Plate we’re delighted that some of the international football stars competing in Euro 2012 used Power Plate to help get in shape for this much-anticipated tournament.

Striker Johan Elmander is representing his home country Sweden in the tournament, but also plays for Turkish club Galatasaray FC along with fellow team mates Emmanuel Eboue and Selcuk Sahin. You may have seen the Galatasary team being put through their paces in some photos on our Facebook page recently. A bit closer to home, premiership clubs Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City are all known to use Acceleration Training to power up their training schedules.

What are the benefits of Power Plate training for these elite athletes? Research has indicated that it has the potential to improve muscle strength and power amongst elite athletes, as well as increasing endurance levels, which can all help optimize performance on the field.

So if you want to follow in the footsteps of these sports super stars, find your closest Power Plate studio and discover the difference for yourself.