Probably the most talked about form of exercise of late is vibration training; the training system that can accelerate weight loss and body toning by burning 174 calories in 5 minutes. But there is far more to this celebrity-endorsed fitness programme than that.
Increased Muscle Stimulation
Muscles will generally contract once or twice every second, but on a vibration plate this can increase to 30-50 contractions per second. Oscillating or pivotal vibration plate training stimulates muscles to contract alternately which helps to develop balance, coordination and even-form when standing, walking, and exercising or even swinging a golf club.
Any form of vibration plate training will stimulate circulation and induce involuntary muscle contractions. Stimulated circulation will improve lymphatic flow, decrease blood pressure, increase blood oxygenation and boost energy levels. Users also stand a good chance of combating cellulite.
Conventional exercise engages around 40% of muscle fibres; involuntary muscle contractions engage approximately 97% of muscle fibres, thus raising the ceiling on fitness potential.
Beating Back and Joint Pain
The rhythmic movement of the vibration gently mobilises the pelvis, activating and developing core pelvic and torso muscles. The snake-like movement of the vibro plates repeats throughout your spinal vertebrae, thus mobilising your spine and clearing stagnant fluids, reducing inflammation and allowing in the influx of fresh oxygenated blood to enter. Within just a few minutes you could alleviate back and joint pain and over time increase flexibility and range of motion, which will lead to improved mobility and the ability to exercise more effectively.
Immune System and Hormone Stimulation
Exercise stimulates the secretion of human growth hormone which promotes the development, repair and regeneration of bones; increases muscle mass; boosts the immune system and promotes the breakdown of fat cells. Exercising at such an accelerated rate will have a positive and boosting effect on all of these processes, as well as improving the emission of hormones including testosterone, serotonin (the feel-good hormone) and IGF-1, whilst at the same time reducing Cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
Providing you choose a vibration plate machine with a finely adjustable repetition rate, you will enjoy a vast array of benefits including:
- Faster calorie burning
- Accelerated body toning
- Flexibility and suppleness
- Improvement of balance and continence
- Weight loss
- An increase in muscle strength
- Development of core muscles
- A reduction in back & joint pain
- Increased bone density
- Enhanced circulation and lymphatic flow
- Decreased blood pressure
- Fewer varicose veins
- Better fat combustion
- Improved skin quality
- Raised metabolism, improved digestion and colonic movement
Vibration plate training will combine all of the above benefits to improve your general health. Try it at a gym or health centre and you will start to feel the difference in a very short space of time and within just a few weeks people will be commenting on the positive changes they see in you.