How Does Vibration Training Work?

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
pathways awakened.

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.

2 Responses to How Does Vibration Training Work?

  1. Carol Roeder says:

    I am interested in purchasing a vibration plate. Can you please tell me what MDD certified means. As far as reliability goes, is the 3G Cardio AVT a good machine. ? Thanks, Carol

    • VPR ADMIN says:

      Hi Carol,

      Thank you for your email. To answer your question, an MDD certified device is actually not what most people think it is. Basically, if a company is selling a fitness product in Europe, that company will acquire CE mark. If it is any type of health product then a MDD mark also accompanies it. A MDD mark actually has nothing to do with a ‘tested’ product or ‘proven’ product. (Read below). Also, an MDD mark has no value in the USA. A product sold in the USA would not need a CE or a MDD listing as it would have no value. An ETL or UL listing would be more appropriate.

      The European regulations are defined in the Council Directive 93/42/EEC of June 14
      1993 concerning medical devices, usually referred to as the Medical Device Directive
      A few highlights about CE Mark:
      • CE Mark is not equivalent to FDA approval / clearance
      • CE Mark confirms the safety of a product
      • CE Mark does not confirm effectiveness of a product
      • The CE marking affixed to a product is a declaration by the person responsible
      o the product conforms to all applicable Community provisions
      o the appropriate conformity assessment procedures have been completed

      To read more about this, visit:

      To answer your question about the 3G Cardio AVT machines; yes, they are outstanding. 3G Cardio makes a very solid, high performance machine and it is one of our top rated. These machines are a bit on the expensive side but they are worth every penny. When we look at price, we are also looking at the overall features, quality and value and there are not many other brands that will stack up. If 3G Cardio is out of your budget, BH Fitness BH ABP ($1999) or The Wave Contour ($1800). Thank you and good luck!

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