“The Power Plate-Old Nonsense Reborn” by Fred Hahn

Have you seen these Power Plate things? Fred Hahn calls it the latest fad in fitness.

From the Amazon description of the Power Plate my5:

The my5 employs a technology called Acceleration Training to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, thereby enhancing your overall fitness in sessions as short as 15 minutes a day, three times per week.

It sells at nearly $5000 and is endorsed by Dr. Mercola, who I agree with on some things yet disagree on others. This is one of the latter.1


  1. I like some of the things that Mercola recommends, but when he starts endorsing specific products I get cautious. You should too when you see doctors getting into merchandising.