Are Vibration Plates Any Good For Losing Weight?

Vibration plates provide a form of exercise that make your muscles work against a vibrating force that affects your entire body while you sit or stand on the platform. It’s important to remember that standing or sitting on the vibration alone won’t trigger much weight loss, but if you combined vibration plate training with another form of exercise you could certainly lose more weight.

The Basics

Vibration plate machines differ drastically from the old-fashioned vibrating belt machines, you know the ones… those belts that you wrap around your waste which pulsated back and forth which basically did nothing more than slide your skin around. You don’t have to endure that kind of torture anymore becuase these modern vibration machines shake your whole body around roughly 30-50 times per second, this causes your muscles to contract and relax as your work to try and maintain your balance, the theory is that your working so hard to balance forces the muscles to work so hard to trigger significant weight loss. Standing or sitting on a vibration plate only causes you to lose those few extra pounds because the Vibration Plate doesn’t make you work as intensively/actively like the more conventional forms of exercise.

When you perform exercises such as squats, crunches and push-ups (known as calisthenic exercises) while standing on a vibration plate, you can substantially increase the weightloss potential of your activity. Studies have shown that the individuals that restricted their calorie intake and performed only conventional exercises didn’t loose as much weight as the individuals that restricted their calorie intake and performed calisthenics on a vibration machine. These individuals lost more weight around the abdomens. This is a major benefit because visceral fat (a significant form of abdominal fat) can considerably increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and a number of other health issues.

Considerations

Additional benefits of vibration plate training exercise include increased muscle strength in older adults, adults with degenerative knee arthritis, and increased balancing abilities for the elderly and also improvements in bone material density that can decrease osteoporosis risks in menopausal women. To avoid putting your health at risk and to prevent the risk of injury you should consult your doctor for advice before you begin  using a vibration plate, and remember that you still need to engage in aerobic activity and additional forms of strength training in order to the get the maximum health benefits from exercise.

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