02 Apr A beginner’s guide to vibration training
One of the hottest new trends in the fitness industry is vibration training.
However, this is no fad. A huge number of satisfied customers, trainers and growing numbers of studies prove that vibration training is here to stay.
So, just what is vibration training?
If you’ve heard of vibration training , but aren’t sure about it, or are reading about it here for the first time, let us explain.
The 3G Cardio AVT™ 5.0 Vibration Machine and 6.0 Machine are two of the very best vibration machines available. Both are Best Buy Award winners.
Working out with these machines for as little as three times a week for 30 minutes, it’s possible to achieve benefits such as improved overall muscle tone and strength, improved circulation and cardiovascular function, boost immune system, increase flexibility and balance, strengthen bones, deal better with pain management, get a massage and even brighten your mood.
Of course, these benefits are not unique to vibration trainer, as regular exercise has been proven to bring about these same results.
However, exercising on a 3G Cardio AVT™ 5.0 Vibration Machine and 6.0 Machine gives results much more quickly and efficiently than traditional methods.
It’s also much safer on the joints and ligaments than methods such as lifting free weights, and opens up a new world of exercise to many unfit or older people who simply can’t use free weights like when we’re younger.
How does vibration training make all of this possible?
When you stand on the vibration training platform, the vibrations create instability in your muscles and they reflexively respond.
With vertical motion vibration machines like the 3G Cardio AVT™ Vibration Machines, the “progression of muscle fatigue” is no longer accomplished during stages or over a period of time; it is instantaneous as all muscle fibers are recruited at the same time in order to respond to the upward force of the vibration platform movements.
Accelerated Vibration Training causes the muscles to contract in response to the plate vibrations and movements — up to an incredible 25-50 times per second, Marco Cardinale’s research showed — resulting in rapid contractions and accelerated results. The vibrations create instability, which the body senses and reflexively contracts muscle tissue involuntarily to stabilize and react to the stimuli. 3G Cardio AVT Vibration machines vibrate up and down in a vertical motion at adjustable hertz setting of up to a staggering 50Hz to utilize the body’s own reflexes.
The basic physics for “Force” were defined by Sir Isaac Newton’s equation: F = m * a (Force equals mass times acceleration). In traditional methods of strength training (dumbbells, bar bells and home gyms) the “mass” is created by the actual weight plates, dumbbells or weight stacks.
In the case of vibration plate machines, the “mass” is the user’s own body weight and gravity. The “force” is generated by the upward vibrations coming from the platform which cause a user’s muscle tissue to activate and react up to 50 times per second. In fact, up to 97 percent of the muscle fibers are activated instantaneously, compared to as little as 20 percent with traditional methods — and in a lot less time.
There is arguably not a better method to safely and effectively fatigue the muscle than vibration training. A small example of some of the numerous findings on vibration training include remarkable increases in jump height, mechanical power and increased flexibility in the low back and hip joint. Vibration training has also been found in countless studies to help people with diseases or disorders to improve their conditions. An example is J.G. Gianutsos, who found that people with Parkinson’s disease improved dramatic progress in being able to walk.
It does take work to hold the different positions on the vibration machine — you don’t simply stand on it and shake weight off.
However, it is one of the most efficient and safe ways ever developed to exercise. As you perform various static and dynamic exercise, such as squats, pushups or planks, you will feel the power of the vibrations throughout your body.
And in no time you should start feeling the positive effects.