What are Vibration Platform / Vibration Plate Fitness Machines and How do they Work?
Vibration Platform Fitness Machines are designed to help you lose weight, tone and build muscles, reduce cellulite and improve circulation.
Vibration Platform Machines use aerobic vibrations of varying strength and patterns which can help to eliminate excess fat around the waist, hips and abdomen.
By giving out gentle rapid contraction at hundreds or thousands of times per minute, Vibration Platform Machines encourages the body’s muscles to act as a pump improving the circulation to all the blood vessels and improving the body’s eliminating systems to carry away toxins and waste products. Even intestinal peristalsis can be promoted by the vibration massage to help relieve constipation.
The body’s natural stretch reflexes are stimulated by the movement of the Vibration Plate as your body responds to the vibrations with fast continuous involuntary muscle contractions to tone and strengthen muscles.
Motivational tip: The Merax Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine claims that just 5 MINUTES every day on their Vibration Machine is equivalent to 1 hour jogging, 30 minutes swimming, 30 minutes yoga, or 300 crunches. Now that’s impressive!
Let’s take a look at the health and fitness benefits of Vibration Platform Machines and the different types of machines available:
Health & Fitness Benefits of Vibration Platform Machines / Vibration Plate Exercise Fitness Machines
Used correctly, Vibration Platform Machines can help to bring about a whole range of health and fitness benefits, including:
- Improving muscle tone
- Building muscles
- Increasing bone density
- Tightening the skin
- Aiding weight loss
- Increasing metabolism
- Reducing cellulite
- Reducing fat around the waist, hips and abdomen areas
- Improving overall flexibility
- Improving circulation
- Aiding lymphatic drainage
- Eliminating toxins and waste products
- Relieving constipation
- Improving overall mood and energy levels
Types of Vibration Platform / Vibration Plate Exercise Fitness Machines
There are several different types of Vibration Platform Machines on the market today, some more advanced than others, with varying power, oscillation frequency, speed ranges and exercise programs.
Some machines are more portable than others, ranging from a basic vibration plate to a full vibration platform machine with handrails and workout console.
Top of the range Vibration Platform Machines will include an in-built sound system with MP3 connectivity and speakers so you can listen to music while you exercise. Some consoles may include analysis data such as BMI or Body Fat analyser and more.
For additional workouts, some Vibration Platform Machines come with fitted yoga straps to help improve the upper body and arm strength.
N.B. It is advisable to consult your doctor or health care professional before using a Vibration Platform Machine or Vibration Plate, particularly if you suffer from joint problems, have a heart condition or use a pacemaker.
See also Health Benefits of Exercise
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