Power Plate(R) Technology Helps Put Lee Westwood in His Power Phase as He Prepares to Compete in U.S. Open

Westwood Positioned to Win U.S. Open Title; Improved Fitness Plays Role in Recent Wins

Jun 17, 2010, 08:00 ET from Power Plate North America

IRVINE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Westwood is in his "Power Phase" – he is ranked number three in the world and placed in the top three in his last three majors.  Expectations are high for this power player, fresh off a win at the St. Jude Classic he is competing to be the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open.  To give himself the competitive edge, Westwood, like many pro-athletes, integrates Power Plate exercise into his training regimen to increase strength, stability and power.

"I was introduced to the Power Plate machine and was immediately impressed with the versatility and applications specific to golf conditioning including hamstring stretch, massage (for recovery/relaxation) and for developing my core stability," says Westwood.  "I have now progressed [my fitness regimen] to the Power Plate pro5Air™ to further develop stability and power in my golf swing."

Westwood has been applauded by the golf community for increasing his lean muscle mass and reducing body fat through diligent training, including Power Plate exercise, and he has reaped the benefits from a healthier physique on the course.  

Power Plate technology provides one of the most efficient, dynamic total-body workouts in less than 30 minutes utilizing scientifically-proven Advanced Vibration Technology™ that works up to 95 percent of muscle fibers while you exercise.  The result is a high-intensity exercise that increases strength, improves muscle tone and balance and helps reduce body fat.  

"Power Plate is proud to be a part of the 'Power Phase' of Lee Westwood's career and we look forward to watching him play in the U.S. Open," says Mark de Gorter, President of Power Plate North America.  "Many professional golfers utilize Power Plate technology to increase their core strength, stability and muscle power, which has tremendous impact on their swing."

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. www.powerplate.com.

SOURCE Power Plate North America