It sounds a little too good to be true to some people: Exercise on a vibrating platform in less time, with less risk than traditional methods and get in great shape. Does whole body vibration training really work? The answer is a resounding “yes” based on years of study and research.
A vibration training plate utilizes the body’s own reflexes to help reach
a person’s fitness and health potential. Whole body vibration training
not only improves muscle tone, bone density, lymphatic drainage,
circulatory efficiency but can benefit the entire kinetic chain and
nervous system as well.
The concept of vibration training is simple – the motor in a vibration
training plate vibrates up and down creating an upward ‘force’. As you
hold varying exercise positions – such as squat, push up, calf raise,
lunge, shoulder press, stretches or massage poses, the upward accelerated
vibration will cause specific muscle groups to instantly become
stimulated. In addition to a multitude of different muscle fibers being
stimulated, weight loss can be achieved, cardio health and circulation
improved, bone health increased, anabolic hormones secreted and reflex
The vibration training plate platform stimulates the body’s reflexes to
result in alternating muscle contractions and relaxations.
The science behind whole body vibration training plate machines makes it
easier and more effective than ever for people to get a total body
workout. In today’s fast-paced world, fewer and fewer people have hours
to spend in a gym working out and for people who do get to the gym
regularly, oftentimes they are missing something from their program. They
are not pushing themselves even close to the optimum level to stimulate
all of their muscles and muscle fibers.
When we were younger, as kids and even teenagers we would spend the days
running, jumping, diving, crawling, climbing and rolling all over the
place. As a result, our fast and slow twitch, stabilizer, and white muscle
fibers (just to name a few) are stimulated to a very high degree, but as
we get older a series of factors limit our ability to perform at such high
levels and the result is less total muscle fiber activation. When it comes
to strength training, many people lift free weights to improve muscle and
strength and can achieve some of the vigor of youth. However, injuries,
lack of flexibility, no workout partner available and-or lack of time and
desire are factors that can limit weightlifting.