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Free Vibration Plate?

If you have been recently considering which vibration plate to buy, then why not stop worrying for a while and see if you can get one for free instead?

Maybe we can help? There is just one more week to enter out twitter competition to win a super Orbus Power Vibe eTone vibration plate. It’s free to enter and will give one lucky winner a great start to their fitness campaign with the oscillating eTone Toning Plate.

You can find the competition on the Competwition web site. Good luck!

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How do vibration plates work?

Of the different types of vibration plate available, in general, oscillating plates seem to be better received by those who are not regular gym goers, but are looking to simple lose some weight and tone, or reduce cellulite. They are the gentler, but no less effective, alternative to vertical movement machines, such as Power Plate, and would definately be our recommendation for a beginner to vibration.

Whole body vibration plates (WBV) use vibrations create from a base platform which transfers movement from the feet upwards.

The effect of the vibration is that your body will attempt to ‘stabilise’ itself in direct competition with the vibration. In effect, your muscles keep you in balance, although don’t let that worry you, in reality you will not feel as if you are being thrown off the machine, as the movements are slight yet rapid.

Your muscle fibres contract around 30-50 times a second, burning fat and strengthening. As a whole  resulting in weight loss, reductions in cellulite and many other benefits which would include  boosting metabolism rates and improving circulation.

The term oscillating vibration plate trainers describes they type of movement produced by the platform, or base. An oscillating machine will move in see-saw type motion. So, to use a simple analogy, imagine if you were stood on a see-saw, with one foot either side of the centre, then at any time one foot would be moving down, whilst the other would move up. On an oscillating vibration plate this would only be a very small movement of about 10-12mm, described as the amplitude. So as we said, you will not get the feeling that you are being thrown around! In fact, it should only be the pounds that come off!

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Our Fantastic Oscillating Vibration Plate Just Got Better!

More good news for our every developing product range!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Power Vibe CF2000 vibration plate. This replaces the CF1250, which was one of the bests selling plates in its class in the UK.

The new PowerVibe CF2000 now comes with an upgraded 2000w Commercial Class motor and to reflect this, we have also introduced an extensive, full 5 year motor warranty. Not only does this give peace of mind but also a smoother power source and even greater reliability.

Orbus Leisure always strives to stay ahead of the game and will constantly develop technology to keep our place as a market leader in the fitness industry. You can now be assured that the CF2000 provides the best value and highest quality levels available in this market, and no other Oscillating Vibration Plate can come out on top in a like-for-like comparison!

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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.

Visit Orbus Leisure to see our fantastic range of Vibration Plates!

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How To Perform Vibration Plate Exercises

Vibrating exercise machines claim to provide massage, strength toning, improved circulation and weightless. The vibrating plate creates an unstable environment that causes your brain and muscles to work together to stabilize yourself on the moving surface.

Step onto the vibration machine with both feet hip-width apart. Grab the support hand rails.

Turn the vibration plate on with the power button in the centre in the LCD display

Select the program you wish to use, depending on the level of vibration you want. Low-level vibration will provide massage. Choosing a medium speed will burn fat and get a light strength workout. Select a higher level for a more muscle-toning vibration exercise.

Stay on the vibration machine for 10-20 minutes for core work and muscle toning. Use the machine for 30 to 60 minutes to burn calories.

Remove your hands from the rails if you can do so without falling off the vibration plate. This will increase the effectiveness of your workout. Use the machine every day, or incorporate it into your strength training and cardio routine.

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Paralysed – Claire Lomas Completes Marathon

Completing a marathon is a remarkable challenge for anyone! But to do it paralysed from the waist down – like Claire Lomas is truly remarkable.

Claire became paralysed after a horse riding accident, but she wouldn’t let this stand in her way. The 32-year-old, who has a spinal injury, crossed the finish line at 12.50 on Tuesday after 16 days. Thanks t a pair or robotic legs which have allowed her to walk again.

“It’s a moment I am going to treasure for the rest of my life” She told the BBC.

Claire’s efforts have raised over 83,000 for spinal research, a charity which funds medical research to develop treatments for paralysis.

While the majority of people that participate in the marathon finish within a few hours. Claire knew that it would take her weeks, as she could only complete a mile a day. Although her speed increased as the days passed, she stayed in a hotel at night and travels by car to the point she left off the evening before. Before the final leg of her 26 mile route, friends and family supporters gathered outside St Stephens Tavern in Westminster to cheer her on. Claire assumed that this was just a busy day in London, but in fact people were there just to support Claire. Because the amazing level of support Claire said that the last half mile was pretty easy to walk.

Claire said that the marathon had been very difficult, both physically and mentally, but the support of the people kept her going. Unfortunately because of the rule changes this year Claire was unable to qualify for a medal. However, Olympic rowing champion Sir Matthew Pinset launched a Twitter campaign to get her one, 15 participants donated their medals in recognition of her achievements. Claire has raised enough money to fund a three year research project into the treatment for paralysis.

The riding accident left her paralysed from the chest down, but her sporting background gave her determination she needed to get back on her feet again. For the past 3 months Claire has trained intensively for the marathon using a robotic walking suit with a system of motion sensors which allow her to detect and control movement. When she shifts balance, the suit triggers her joints to move forward enabling her to take a step.

This story is so remarkable, and I hope it motivates others to get out there and get walking and running to keep active, once they have seen what a paralysed woman can achieve. It’s important to make the most of life and to keep as healthy and fit as possible, because no one knows what is around the corner.

Orbus leisure has a range of cross trainers, vibration plates, treadmills, and exercise bikes suitable for beginner’s right through to experts. Check out the range of home gym equipment on offer and change your life for the better!

 

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All You Need To Know About Vibration Plates

A Vibration plate is a machine that gives the body’s muscles a high-speed workout,  vibrations stimulate the muscles to contract and relax. On average they contract about once or twice a second, by standing on the power plate its vibrations cause an automatic reflex muscle contraction of 30-50 a second.

The vibration plate is a brilliant time-saver due to how effective the trainer is and how many muscles are activated at the same time. It’s said that 10 minutes on the vibration plate will provide the same results as 60 minutes of conventional strenuous training.

The best way to train is by increasing the frequency gradually. Beginners are advised to start with nine minutes on the resistance programme, followed by nine minutes of the stretch, massage and relaxation programme, both on lower frequency and amplitude settings.

In order to develop strength, power and muscle tone and definition, it’s important to adopt a position that will put tension on the muscles. For example if you’re doing a squat position, have your knees bent and lean from the hips, like you’re going to sit on a chair.

Combine exercises

Use a combination of compound exercises (such as squats and push-ups) this will use more than one muscle group (biceps curls and front raises) This way you’ll get a better training response, as well as increasing potential calorie burn.

Keep your knees bent

Vibration training stimulates the contraction of the muscle spindles. It’s important to keep your knees bent to avoid jarring your joints.

Drink enough water

Your muscles will be contracting 30-50 time more quickly, thereby generating a lot of internal heat, so even if you don’t feel thirsty, always drink water while you’re working out.

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Unstoppable Energy

Winter is over AT LAST! so put a spring in your step with these energy boosting tips!

1. Never skip breakfast. Break the word itself down “to break a fast” and your body can’t drive in full gear if it hasn’t had the fuel.

2. Move daily. If you move more you’ll find that you have more energy. You can go to the walking while the weather is nice! Invest in a Treadmill or a Cross Trainer for when you’re at home. Just keep those legs moving!

3. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Snack throughout the day, and eat smaller more frequent meals, this way you will experience a steady dose of energy instead of experiencing energy drops. But try not to snack on fatty/sugary junk food.

4. Try a new tact. Spring is the best time to get rid of those bad exercise habits and start new ones. Put the scales away for a while, and focus on how your clothes fit and how you feel in them.

5. Drink lots of water. Dehydration can be the cause of fatigue because it slowly creeps up on you. You should aim to drink around 8 cups a day, if you drink any less you could become sluggish all the time.

6. Exercise in the AM. Sure you’d have to get up slightly earlier, but doing your workout in the morning instead of after work can give you an energy boost that can last all day, so waking up an hour or two earlier doesn’t matter, because you can get that time back at night.

7. Invest in some home fitness equipment. For example you can do a vibration plate workout whilst you watch TV, and may encourage all of the family to get active.

8. Eat lots of berries. Berries that are blue, red or purple are great for you, the colour comes from Anthocyanin which is a powerful antioxidant that boosts energy and all berries contain tons of this!

9. Talk a walk outdoors. Get some fresh air in your lungs with a change of scenery, and a brisk walk can really get your blood going and can work wonders for your moods and motivation. The sun is a signal to your body that it’s not bedtime yet, so you’ll instantly feel more alert and energetic.

10. Get plenty of sleep. Energy starts with a good night’s sleep, adults need an average of 8 to 9 hours to restore and regenerate their minds and bodies.

 

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Springtime – The Best Time of Year to Get Active!

The months of being able to hide those lumps and bumps that we hate under those warm knits are finally behind us, while this can bring a sigh of relief to some people, it will most likely to bring horror to those who have been hibernating in their homes since November.

Statistics prove that a lot of us are overweight and unfit, and that many of us would like to change the way we look and feel in one way or another. Spring is here and it’s time to stop making the excuses and to face up to the truth. Don’t worry you don’t have to join a gym and take hours out of your busy schedule, when the answer could be right on your door step:  Home Gym Equipment!

If you’re considering purchasing a new piece of fitness equipment, whether it’s the only piece you want or another addition to the established home gym, then you’ll realise that the quality equipment will come with a heavy price tag. Be it a Treadmill, an Elliptical Cross Trainer or a new Vibration plate, this can be a huge investment for majority of us. But have you considered what time of year you should be buying your equipment?

After the Christmas period the New Year’s resolutions start to kick in and more people want to get fit and will be tempted to purchase fitness equipment. So this means that there’s a heavier demand in winter, so spring and summer will see a slowdown in sales, and it is in these months where you can find the best deals and lowest offers. You can really save money compared to the winter time prices, and you can see a great example of this on an Orbus Leisure Web site, where the summer sale prices are at their lowest ever levels.

 

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March Madness Sale: Best Buy Guarantee on All Fitness Equipment!

At Orbus Leisure we thought we’d treat our customers with major discounts this month, and as we continually aim to provide the best offers and promotions on the internet, we maintain our price promise and will not be beaten on price for any equivalent product in any of our categories.

Elliptical Cross Trainers: We have carefully selected a range of elliptical’s to ensure that there’s a machine for every user for every occasion. This is our best ever cross trainer sale with 60% off of our fantastic range of ellipticals but hurry! This is only for a limited period of time only!

Treadmills: Again we have some great deals on our treadmills, and we supply some for the best units on the internet, with a range to incorporate any requirement from simple home use, to fully commercial treadmills. Our offers often change because here at Orbus Leisure we will not be beaten on price.

Vibration Plates: We supply some of the best home use and commercial models available on the market. Our BH Fitness Pro Vibe Plate is the leading oscillating unit in the UK. Our prices are almost 70% lower than the nearest high quality competitor, and our CF1250 Oscillating Plate is the fastest selling unit on the web.

Exercise Bikes: For regular gym goers who love their spin classes, the casual home user, we have a grade of bike that will suit your needs, with some offers that simply won’t be beaten.

 

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Vibration Massage Exercises – Giving You Good Vibes

Calf Massage

Lie down on the floor so that you’re facing the ceiling with a gym towel in the centre of the Vibration Plate. Rest your calves comfortably on the plate with your feet pointing towards the ceiling and place your hands behind your head for extra support. This will focus the vibrating action through your calf area which will result in a pleasant massage. If you want to increase the intensity of this massage try placing one foot on top of the other.

Quadriceps Massage

Lie down on the floor, face down and rest your quadriceps on the gym towel. Place your arms on the floor for stability and totally relax your lower legs. The massage will focus vibrations through the quadriceps.

The whole point of massage is to create better circulation, and is ideal for:

  • Healing injured muscles
  • Improving oxygen supply
  • helping to get rid of waste products

So, by increasing circulation massage on a vibration plate can:

  • Improve skin tone
  • Reduce the appearance of cellulite
  • Encourage muscle recovery after injury
  • Help speed recovery after exercise
  • Offer an effective pre-workout warm-up

And only a short massage is needed to get great results after 3 minutes of massage on a vibration plate, there’s an increase in skin blood blow which will last until at least ten minutes after treatment.

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Using Your Vibration Machine for Exercise

It’s a fact,Vibration plates have been proven to help with sustained weight loss and loss of abdominal fat when they are used correctly. Recent studies have shown that combining dieting with weight loss training could potentially be an alternative to using weights because your muscles are contracting while you exercise.

So here are a few exercises that you can carry out on your vibration plate:

Continue to carry on with normal exercises, but do them on the vibration plate. The vibration plate is designed to improve circulation while you’re exercising. This will more than likely to lead to better calorie and fat burning. So carry on doing your normal exercises such as lunges, push ups and stretches on the machine, You  won’t be successful with your fitness and weight loss goals just standing on the vibration plate.

Continue to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Calorie restrictions with use of vibration exercise provide the best results.

Perform a variety of exercises on the vibration plate. Leg exercises can be performed the same as you would on the floor, Stand with your knees slightly apart, holding onto the handles. Straighten your back and stand on the balls of your feet. You can start to straighten your legs, then flex. This is a type of mini squat. Try to gradually do lower squats which will provide more of an intense workout. Perform squats with your knees wider apart to ensure every muscle is being targeted. Try lunges, with one foot on the floor and one foot on the machine. Stand on the plate and alternate your weight from the balls of your feet onto the heels of your calves, this exercise contracts the calve muscles.

Exercise your buttocks by lying on a block, put your legs on the machine. Raise your pelvis up and down, hold the position. This is known as the bridge pose.

Make sure you’re targeting your upper body too, place your arms on the vibration plate machine and do push-ups. You can place a push up bar on the machine. You should then face away from the vibration plate and then place your hands on the push up bar. You should then push up and down straightening your arms to work your shoulders and triceps. Hold the posture while the machine vibrates and contracts your muscles, if you don’t have a push-up bar you can place your hands on the machine, face away and perform up and down movements with your feet on the floor.

 

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Voucher Code Crazy!

This February Orbus Leisure has gone Voucher Crazy! Check out the site to see a range of fantastic ‘Extra’ discount voucher codes and saving up to an amazing £200 OFF Sale Prices!

All the ‘Extra Saving’ voucher codes can be used exclusively on the Orbus Leisure Web site during February.

They include up to and EXTRA 25% off all Vibration Plate Sale Prices, and an EXTRA 5% off Sale prices on all Orbus Elliptical Cross Trainers and again, and EXTRA 5% off all Sale Prices on Orbus Branded Treadmills.

There has never been a better time to get fit for less!

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Vibration Plates: Gold Standard

The 2012 Olympics have committed themselves to promote good health and well being of the UK’s population. One area that they have studies is Vibration Plate Training, According to the British Journal of Science and Medicine 12 recreationally healthy volunteers were chosen to participate in an experiment. They were monitored over a 4 week period, some using Vibration Plates and some not. The concluding result was that Vibration training was effective in improving balance, and those who used vibration plates scored higher on different balance tests than those who didn’t use Vibration Plates.

Also Britain’s number one female ski racer Chemmy Alcott is a lot faster on the slopes than most skiers because she is now using Vibration Plate Training to help her get in prime condition for the slopes.  Chemmy, 26, represented Britain in the World Cup Ladies’ Alpine Ski competition and was ranked 16th in the world during the 2007-2008 competition season. She can reach speeds of up to 90mph on the slopes but her racing was bought to a halt when she broke her ankle while training in Canada in November 2008. Team head coach Mark Tilston incorporated training on the Vibration Plates into Chemmy’s fitness regime and it has become an important part of her return to form.

“It has been very helpful in recovery and rehab and we use it a great amount for recovery sessions and massage,” says Chemmy. Mark says the Vibration Plate Trainers were chosen because its excellent range of vibration frequency helps Chemmy achieve maximum strength development.

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Shape-Up now in time for Summer

Let us guess… losing weight made it onto your list of New Year Resolutions. But has your resolve already faded? If you want to shape up in time for summer (and let’s face it, you can’t hide behind those thick winter sweaters forever) then you need to take a long hard look at your diet and your exercise routine.

If you know you need to exercise but seem to never be able to find the time then we may just have the solution for you… Vibration Plates. Vibration plates have taken the world of health, fitness and exercise by storm in recent years but their price tag meant that unless you were a gym member you were unlikely to have ever stepped foot on one.

Advances in technology have led to the development of a range of vibration plates aimed at the home fitness market, so you can now buy a quality product for your sole use at home without breaking the bank. You can even opt for a compact vibration plate if you find you are short on space or your finances are tight.

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So, how can a Vibration Plate help you?

Simple… When you exercise on the vibrating platform the effects of the workout are accelerated. Consider your muscles… when you are exercising on a solid floor your muscles flex in line with the movement of the exercise. Yet when you do the same exercise on a vibrating platform your muscles are FORCED to contract and expand at a rapid pace; in fact they do this on a vibration plate even when you are standing still.

One of the huge benefits of a vibration plate is that you can literally cut your workout time in more than half. A 50 minute aerobic workout on the hard floor can be reduced to around 15 minutes on a vibration plate thanks to the rate at which your muscles will be flexing.

Don’t be fooled into thinking a vibration plate offers you an easy escape route from real exercise, it does not. After a serious 10-15 minute session on the plate you will be feeling the burn. Persevere and by summer your body will be more toned and defined for sure. And if you incorporate a healthy eating plan into your routine then your body will be slimmer and sleeker in time for those summer shorts and vest tops. What are you waiting for?

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The i-Tone Vibration Plate – Ultimate Flexibility

The Dual Motor i-Tone Vibration Plate is true professional grade vibration trainer, with dual motion capability.

Packed with the latest vibration technology, combining two motor actions, the i-Tone Vibration Plate can product 3 movement types. Oscillating and Vertical vibration actions can be selected independently, or can be performed in tandem. This gives ultimate flexibility.

The Oscillating movement generates a natural training see-saw motion to give the body a full resistance workout. The body’s own balance stabilisation creates a fantastic core workout, which helps burn fat, tone muscles and reduce cellulite.

The Vertical movement provides a more intense level of motion, allowing for strength and muscle development.

The i-Tone’s combination routines give the ultimate training flexibility and maximum results.

With the product also come a great wall chart demonstrating routines and postures, but the final piece of technology allows you to independently design workout programs to exactly match your needs.

The USB training plug-in really is the ultimate accessory. The USB stick plugs directly into your PC or Laptop and with the need for any level of computer literacy, the time and motion settings can be designed to create a totally personalworkout session.

 These can be amended and developed as your desire for more complex routines grows. This really is a brilliant advance in vibration technology.

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Vibration Plates! A New Wave of Fitness

New to the fitness scene is the use of vibration plates to help one meet weight loss and fitness goals.  As the popularity of them grows on a daily basis, the benefits of using vibration plates continue to be revealed. If you are considering using vibration plates to help you achieve your fitness goals but are unaware of the many benefits, the following information will be helpful for you.

Vibration plates improve muscle strength!

If you are looking to improve muscle strength, vibration plates may be the answer for you.  The continuous vibration of the muscles in the body causes them to contract, improving muscle strength.  It is a great tool to use if you are recovering from an injury and trying to regain strength in a particular area of your body.

They help decrease cortisol levels! 

Spend 15 minutes on a vibration plate and your body will think it has gone through an hour of exercise.  Just as when you exercise your cortisol levels decrease it will decrease when you spend time on the vibration plate. You get the benefits of exercising without putting in the hard work effort.

They are great for improving weight loss results! 

Losing weight involves burning calories. Vibration plates are great calorie burning tools.  These machines have proven effective in helping countless celebrities get the weight loss results and bodies that they have always dreamed of.  For ultimate calorie burn, consider investing in a vibration plate.  After all, calorie burn is the key to weight loss success.

Vibration plates help increase energy levels and improve your mood! 

If you are looking to get more energy and be in a better mood, vibration plates may be your answer.  They help release serotonin which directly affects how you feel on a daily basis.


Are vibration plates the answer for you?  Whether you choose to invest in a vibration plate for your home or try one out of your local gym, do not underestimate the health benefits that this new wave of fitness can offer you.  From an improvement in muscle strength to more energy, you will live a happier, healthier lifestyle by taking advantage of the many benefits vibration plates can offer you.  Read the many reviews and find out for yourself the success stories surrounding vibration plates.  Will you be added to the list of success stories?

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Losing Weight with the Aid of a Vibration Plate

A vibration plate is highly effective at toning and shaping the body but if your ultimate goal is weight loss then you need to do more than just exercise. To get the most from your vibration plate workout you need to combine regular exercise with a healthy diet; basically you should eat less and exercise more.

Consider your daily calorie intake and decide if weight loss can be achieved by eating a little less each day. Reducing your calorie intake AND exercising daily will help you to not only shed the pounds but will also shape your body, reducing areas of flab.

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Aim to use your vibration plate at least every other day. A vibration workout requires much less time when compared with other pieces of fitness equipment so there is no excuse for not being able to find the time. Even the busiest of people should be able to find a spare 10-15 minutes 4 times per week!

Vibration plates are great for those who don’t really like exercising, but don’t be fooled into thinking you can simply stand there whilst the weight falls away. You need to exercise whilst using the plate and these exercises can be as simple as squats, lunges and even press-ups. The more challenging you make your routine the more calories you will burn and the quicker the weight loss will be achieved. You will also notice that your body becomes much firmer, with more pronounced muscle definition and far less wobble.

If you are looking for inspiration to help you get the most from your vibration plate then there are workout charts and DVDs available (and if you have not yet bought your plate make sure you buy one with these guides included free of charge). Varying your routine will undoubtedly help to prevent boredom meaning you stay motivated. By adding variety to your workout you will also be sure that your body does not become resistant to the exercises, slowing your progress down.

There is no miracle cure where weight loss is concerned, but through combining a healthy eating plan with a vibration plate workout you will start to see good results within weeks.

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Improving Balance and Stability with Vibration Training

Whilst many pieces of fitness equipment can help the user to shed weight and shape up very few products can help to improve core stability and balance. Vibration training is one specific way that you CAN now improve your stability and balance whilst getting in shape at the same time.

If you are unfamiliar with the vibration plate then imagine a machine with a raised platform and two arm rails. The workout is centred around the platform, with the user generally standing or sitting on this vibrating surface. The benefits of exercising upon a vibrating platform are plentiful. The vibrations cause involuntary muscle flexing and this contributes towards increased muscle strength and performance.

The vibrations do not remain in the feet, ankles and legs but are transferred throughout the whole body (hence the term Whole Body Vibration Training, or WBVT). When the muscles in the back and abdomen are forced to flex rapidly they build up strength over time. A stronger core leads to greater levels of balance and stability. This reflex based exercise actually suits muscles which are not used to being toned because the reflex is involuntary.

The vibrations cause such rapid muscle flexing that the workout should be short (around 10 to 15 minutes per session), otherwise fatigue will diminish the results. In addition to an improvement in balance and stability the user will also see an improvement in circulation. As the muscles flex the blood is pushed through the body at a faster speed.

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Get Your Abs in Shape with a Vibration Plate Workout

Vibration plates are becoming famous for delivering a quality, whole body workout and are appearing in homes, gyms and beauty salons throughout the UK. In addition to exercising the whole body you can actually target specific areas of your body and really achieve noticeable results. Take your abs for example… how many sit-ups can you really do in a day and are you ever going to achieve that flat, washboard stomach and a toned, strong core body.

Rather than simply standing on the vibrating platform you can perform a series of more traditional exercises on the machine. Push-ups are a great example… by kneeling in front of the machine you can perform a series of push-ups that will target your arms, chest and abs. In contrast to performing this exercise on a solid floor, you only need to do around 10-20 reps, 3-4 times per week to achieve fantastic results.

Another great abdominal exercise to try when using the vibration plate is the side abs stretch. Sit on the vibrating platform, stretch your arms out in front of you and slowly swing you arms together from left to right whist continuing to face forward. Your core body is doing all the hard work here and your abs are really being tested. To make this routine even more effective you can add weights or hold a medicine ball. The intensity of the vibrations will mean that after just a minute or two you will really start to feel the burn!

Following this exercise you can then incorporate your legs. Place your hands behind you so they are flat on the plate. Your bottom is now directly above the floor and your legs are stretched out in front of you. Bend your arms so your bottom is lowered towards the floor (without ever touching it). Repeat this for no more than one minute and achieve toned arms and back abdominal muscles.

These are just a few examples of exercises you can do on a vibration plate. The possibilities for exercise are endless, but the intensity is magnified simply because of the vibration technology. This means that through a shorter workout you can actually yield better results. Why not make today the day you give a vibration plate a try!

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Advanced Vibration Plate Training

The vibration plate is a piece of fitness equipment which transfers energy from a vibrating platform to the user’s body. This movement stimulates the muscles and triggers a stretch reflex where the muscles contract and expand at a rapid rate.

Vibration plate technology offers many advantages, including:

  • Improved muscle strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Visible cellulite reduction
  • Improved collagen production
  • Aids weight loss

A vibration plate is actually a piece of resistance training equipment, which challenges the body in a far safer way than weight lifting for example. The workout time is relatively short at around only 15 minutes, yet the intensity of this workout equates to around 50 minutes of normal aerobic activity. For this reason you will often here vibration training refered to as “accelerated”.

Many sports men and women are now turning to vibration plates as part of their training routine. Because vibration training can increase stability it can enhance performance greatly.

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The Little Known Benefits of Massage

Most people are under the impression that a massage is an indulgence. Some people think their only purpose is to provide an avenue to engage in a little flirtation. It’s true that there are some people who live for getting a regular massage but, largely, people are still figuring out how beneficial massages can be. Have you been trying to decide if you should fork out the bucks for a massage on a weekly basis? The following are a few benefits of massage. And did you know that a Vibration Plate can provide you with many of these massage benefits…?

Be aware that massage makes your brain’s chemical makeup change. These changes help to reduce both pain and stress levels in your body. This is good as it means that you don’t really have to massage the specific area on your body that is in pain. For instance, if you are nervous about the idea of letting someone touch your lower back, ask them to focus on your arms and shoulders instead. The pressure in those areas sends a signal to your brain so that the chemical responses can change. After a while, your lower back muscles will relax also.

It’s possible, according to a few experts, that regular massage helps increase the health of your body. Studies have been done that indicate massage offers a boost to your immune system and that makes it more effortless to ward off diseases. This happens because the massage promotes the increase of the de-stressors. For example, studies have shown that massage can decrease your body’s cortisol levels. Cortisol is triggered by stress and it attacks your body’s immune system so decreasing your stress levels can only help you stay healthy.

Have you heard that a massage can bring down your blood pressure level? High blood pressure is lowered too. This comes about because massage sets off the vagus nerve which is responsible for helping the brain regulate the levels of your blood pressure and other vital bodily functions. A study conducted in 2005 showed that people who have hypertension showed a noticeable improvement in their condition after getting ten ten-minute massages over the course of a few weeks.

It’s possible to massage yourself also. There are quite a few individuals who think that massage must be done by someone else but that isn’t actually the case. You don’t have to be able to massage a certain ache point as long as you can massage close to it. For instance, people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can feel a pronounced improvement by massaging their arms for fifteen minutes a few times a week.

There are numerous positives to getting regular massages. Most individuals realize that getting a massage can be a relaxing experience but they don’t know that it can treat a bunch of different medical conditions also. Be aware that there is no one form of massage that is better than the other. As long as you put adequate pressure out to make indentations on the skin as you rub, you are providing (or getting) a terrific massage. So why not try it out for yourself and experience some of the benefits?

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Vibrate your way to a Firmer Physique

The Vibration Plate is one of the most revolutionary pieces of fitness equipment to hit the home gym market in recent years. Whole Body Vibration Training (WBVT) is now a recognised way of burning through fat, banishing cellulite and adding tone and definition to your body. This is achieved because the vibrating platform transfers vibrations through your body, causing your muscles to involuntarily flex and contract at a rapid rate. Because these vibrations are so rapid the results are achieved much faster compared with traditional cardio exercise.

If you use a vibration plate 3 times or more per week in conjunction with eating a healthy diet you will see results including:

  • A reduction in the appearance of cellulite
  • Improved skin tone
  • Improved muscle definition
  • Increased bone density
  • Improved blood circulation

Vibration plates are not some miracle cure; don’t be fooled into thinking you can just stand on one and watch the flab fall away before your eyes. You need to exercise when using the plate, but these exercises can be as simple as press-ups, squats and lunges. Be warned, these exercises will feel harder when standing on the vibrating platform because your muscles are being worked so much harder. But for this reason you can compact a typical 50 minute workout into around 15 minutes and achieve better results when using the vibration plate.

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Forget the Bikini Diet! Try a Vibration Plate Workout Instead!

The summer holiday season is quickly approaching for many women this means one thing; getting in bikini trim, beach body shape. But we need to be realistic and avoid employing weight loss tactics that can actually cause damage to our health and this is where the Vibration Plate comes into its own.

Forget crash dieting, forget running for hours and hours each night and don’t even consider slimming pills or laxatives. You can transform your body with a balanced diet and a regular vibration plate workout and this transformation can be noticeable within weeks.

Vibration plates deliver an advanced workout, yet the moves you perform are typically the same as normal exercise routines. Squats, lunges, sit ups, press ups etc are all intensified when you perform them on a vibration plate. For example, 10 minutes of squats on the plate would equate to around 50 minutes worth if you were stood on the floor!

When the plate vibrates the pulses are passed through your body. The vibrations cause your muscles to flex and twitch on an involuntary basis (you can’t stop these flexes happening). The movement of your muscles is similar to the movement you would achieve when carrying out intensive exercises, so you can imagine the amplified results when you start exercising upon this vibrating platform! Say goodbye to any cellulite you may have!

So if you are serious about getting in shape for the summer try a vibration plate today. They are affordable and are the only piece of gym equipment you will need for your home. Use it regularly (3-4 times per week), eat a calorie controlled diet and you will see the transformation within months.

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When the sun shines, should we be thinking about winter?

If you are considering the purchase of a new piece of fitness equipment, be it the only piece you will want or another addition to an established home gym, then you will realise that quality equipment will come with a heavy price tag. Be it a Treadmill, an Elliptical Cross Trainer or a new Vibration Plate, this can be a major investment for most of us.

Now you may think there is little you can do about that. You can search and study, looking for the best deals and best specifications. Of course, this is very advisable, as the more information you have, the more informed your buying decision will be. However, have you ever considered what time of year you should be buying your equipment?

It may sound obvious, but during the year, as winter draws closer, most people will feel more confined to indoors, and less likely to indulge outdoor fitness activities. This will tempt them towards the purchase of equipment. Likewise, after Christmas, as the New Year’s resolutions kick in, more people want to get fit and will again look at possible purchase. This means a heavy increase in demand during the winter months. So the buying of fitness equipment is very seasons, and the summer will always see a slowdown in sales for the retailer.

So, for the smart, forward thinking buyer, the summer months are always the ones where the best deals and lowest offers will be around. You really can save compared to winter prices. You can see a great example of this on the Orbus Leisure web site, where summer sale prices are at their lowest ever levels.

So, the sun may (or may not!) be shining, but there has never been a better time to look forward to winter!

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