All the benefits of exercise...in only 12 minutes!
Improved blood circulation
Advantages Vibration Training has over regular exercise (e.g. gym, running/walking)
Studio environment is more private
Short workouts average 12 minutes
Less perceived effort
No sweat - no need to change into workout gear
Tones whole body - legs, arms, waist, hips, fat cells, organs, lymphatic system, circulation system etc.
Personal trainer, motivator, sympathetic ear available at no extra cost
Regular and recorded fat loss results for ongoing motivation
How does Vibration Training Work?
To understand how Vibration Training works you first need to know a few basic things about muscle. You can exercise your muscles by stretching them out and contracting them. An example of this is when you squat down, your thigh muscles release and stretch out longer. When you want to straighten up again your thigh muscles contract and shorten. This type of training is what we do at the gym. We can add some weight to make the contraction harder which forces our muscles to adapt and get stronger.
There are other ways to train your muscles
A static contraction is when you squat half way down and hold that position. You are still contracting your thigh muscle but you are not moving (which can be a relief to bad joints).
An involuntary contraction happens in your thigh muscle every time your heel hits the ground when you are walking or running. It is a nervous system response we developed when we were learning to walk. It is an unconscious reaction to the vibration of our foot hitting the ground. Another example of this is when the doctor taps you under the knee cap and your leg flicks up.
Now imagine getting yourself into a semi squat position and holding that pose for 30 seconds. While you are holding that pose, the plate you are standing on begins to vibrate at 30 times a second. In other words, while you are holding a static contraction you are also going to get 30 involuntary contractions per second. That's 900 involuntary contractions, in half a minute, while in a static hold!
But don't let that panic you. Your nervous system is capable of reacting up to an amazing 200 times per second.
You are not consciously aware of any contraction's (that's why it seems easy). The highest setting you can get on the machine is 55 per second.
Is it Safe?
Vibration Training is the safest exercise I have come across in the 20 years I have been in the health and fitness industry. Of all the thousands of workouts that have been done at Body Buzz in the last 5 years, I can think of only a few problems. About 3 years ago a lady who joined Body Buzz said she had a pain in her leg that wasn't there before. She stopped training for a week and the pain went away. She started again and the pain came back. We concluded that vibration training did not suit her and we stopped her membership. However, in general, vibration training relieves pain because of improved circulation.