Unlike traditional free weight or belt exercises on a machine that just shift skin around, the 3G Cardio AVT™ 5 AVT Accelerated Vibration Training Plate and 3G Cardio AVT™ 6 AVT Accelerated Vibration Training Plate uses accelerated vibration training, or AVT, to contract muscles 30 to 50 times per second.
A person stands on the moving plate in the bent-knee position recommended, which is recommended for beginners, and the continual vibration causes them to tense and relax muscles to keep their balance. Even if someone just held a squat position for 30-60 seconds without the vibrations it would be tough at first, but the accelerated vibration training puts up to 50 times more load on the muscle groups without a lot of additional effort.
To get the maximum results from accelerated vibration training, the user must do more than just hold a bent-knee position.
The most-recommended suggestion is to perform traditional exercises you’d do elsewhere, such as squats, tricep dips, bent-over-rows, push-ups, etc.
Here’s the best news: The muscles are proven to fatigue much more quickly than in traditional methods, so the accelerated vibration training will be more effective in a lot less time.
The plate is doing a lot of the work, but not all of it. The user has to work as well.
These types of benefits can help not only athletic people, but those with health concerns such as bad knees or joints, arthritis and even some types of diseases who wouldn’t normally be able to exercise very much.
George Waylonis, a clinical professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Ohio State University, told Time.com that he conducted a study on the effects of vibration training on patients with fibromyalgia, a disease that causes constant full-body pain.
Waylonis studied two types of vibration trainers and was impressed by both.
“(Vibration training) seems to be a way for people in pain to exercise their muscles and ultimately feel better,” he concluded.
Vibration trainers can already be found in select gyms, rehabilitation centers and private homes.
The machines are expensive – $3999 for 3G Cardio AVT™ 5 AVT Accelerated Vibration Training Plate and $4999 for 3G Cardio AVT™ 6 AVT Accelerated Vibration Training Plates.
However, in some cases insurance companies are starting to cover part or all of the cost of these types of machines because of the many health benefits.
And the 3G Cardio AVT™ 5 AVT Accelerated Vibration Training Plate and 3G Cardio AVT™ 6 AVT Accelerated Vibration Training Plates rank among the best machines in the world for the quality they offer in their price ranges.