The force plate is the rectangular inset at the front of the XS1 deck. It is approximately 30" wide x 18" deep. When conducting lifts, such as squats or deadlifts, stand on the force plate with both feet centered and equally spaced. When the force plate's balance meter (an advanced feature) is turned on, it will provide functionalities such as balance assessment and jump assessment. With the balance meter, you will also see real-time feedback on your center of balance to correct your form during an exercise.