You sit, stand, or recline on a platform that vibrates for 15 minutes, conducting energy into your entire body. Your muscles react to the input by contracting and relaxing rapidly every second. After just a few minutes, users feel as though they’ve performed aerobic exercise.
Dr Keith Scott-Mumby MD
Advocates say that as little as 15 minutes a day of whole–body vibration three times a week may aid weight loss, burn fat, improve flexibility, enhance blood flow, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, build strength and decrease the stress hormone cortisol.
Whole Body Vibration health benefits also include enhanced metabolism, increased bone mineral density, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, elevation of human growth hormone levels, and improved lymphatic flow. Whole-body vibration is also said to reduce cellulite and stimulate collagen production for smoother skin.
This technology will increase your cardiac output with minimal physical activity.
The Advance Cardio Training plate is a training device that vibrates at multiple speeds. Used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, the plate increases the effectiveness of exercises performed on it by adding the additional challenge of stability training.
The best place to begin is simply standing on the vibration plate set on the lowest speed to give the body a chance to adjust. From there, get a feel for all the speeds before trying some basic exercises like pushups, planks, and squats.
Standing on a vibrating surface tricks the brain into thinking it is falling. Once that alert signal reaches the brain, muscles begin to contract to stabilize the body. Since the vibration machine is vibrating continuously, muscles contract continuously causing an increase in work output.
Whole-body vibration may also have a role beyond sports and fitness. Some research shows that whole-body vibration, when performed correctly and under medical supervision when needed, can:
- Reduce back pain
- Improve strength and balance in older adults
- Reduce bone loss