Get In 'The Fighter' Shape With Mark Wahlberg's Athletic Trainer Using Power Plate

Dec 20, 2010, 07:00 ET from Power Plate

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Golden Glove and SAG nominated film, The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale used a secret weapon to prepare for the intense boxing scenes... The Power Plate® machine. Before production began, athletic trainer Brian Nguyen helped the actor overcome incredible odds in the movie by developing an intensive workout, which utilized his secret weapon... Power Plate Acceleration Training.

Nguyen created a strategy that allowed for a rigorous shoot schedule and efficient fat blasting workouts that quickly and efficiently packed on the muscle. Choosing numerous functional training products, including the new Power Plate pro6, Brian was able to help get the actors' body into fighting form. Power Plate machines stimulate the body's natural response to vibration. These vibrations activate involuntary muscle contractions between 25 and 40 times per second.

"When athletes and celebrities look for fitness and performance results, more and more are turning to Power Plate," noted Mark de Gorter, President of Power Plate North America. "We are delighted to help play a role in what is certainly an Oscar-worthy film by getting the cast in fighting shape utilizing the Power Plate."

Brian Nguyen, ATC, CSCS, has been working in the fitness industry for over 11 years. He initially started working with professional and collegiate football players which led to his aptitude for developing actors into athletes. His talent quickly became apparent when he was hired to work on The Longest Yard. Brian first trained Mark Wahlberg while he was working on Invincible introducing him to Power Plate.

Brian Nguyen said, "We were one of the lucky ones to get a new Power Plate pro6 and the results are outstanding! I'm able to add vibration to moves that simply can't be done with any other piece of equipment. The best part of all this is that everything we did was highly functional and have real-world movement applications. I hope that this workout and this movie inspires others to find the fighter in them."

Power Plate is the global leader in whole body vibration. In just 30 minutes, you will get an entire body workout including a massage, thanks to your body's naturally occurring reflexes and the machine's multi-intensity vibrational system.

So how did Wahlberg get into fighting shape on the Power Plate?  It was from a combination stretching, strengthening, and massaging recovery exercises.

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Used by elite athletes such as tennis greats Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal and baseball players Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins and Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; celebrities like Courteney Cox, Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood and people from all walks of life, Power Plate equipment benefits include: increased fitness, strength, muscle tone, flexibility, bone density and range of motion as well as improved blood circulation and lymphatic system activation. The complete Power Plate line of fitness equipment is designed for health clubs, wellness centers, spas, hospitals, physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics, professional and collegiate athletic training facilities, private fitness trainers and home use. Power Plate North America is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.

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