19 Feb Vibration trainers are most versatile fitness equipment
Question: What’s the most versatile piece of equipment in the gym these days?
Answer: A growing number of trainers, athletes, celebrities and average every-day people will tell you it’s a vibration training machine, like the 3G Cardio Accelerated Vibration Trainers.
People from age 7 to 70 and even older are benefitting from the science behind vibration training that’s actually been around for thousands of years.
History books show that vibration machine exercises have been around since the days of the ancient Greeks, who used vibrational instability training with their soldiers for developing better balance and strength.
Over the last decade, Accelerated Vibration Training™ (also known as Whole Body Vibration Training) has seen a rapid increase in applications varying from professional sports to senior fitness centers, and even treating children with autism in some instances.
The versatility of one vibration machine can allow a person to do what it might ordinarily take an entire gym, trainer and even massage therapist to accomplish.
The award-winning 3G Cardio AVT 3.0, 5.0 and 6.0 Vibration Machines can allow a person to perform strength training, stretching and even massage therapy depending on the positions they hold and hertz settings they choose.
Basically, any weight lifting or stretching exercise you can perform in a traditional method, such as using free weights, can be done on a vibration training machine.
The 3G Cardio Accelerated Vibration Training AVT™ Exercise App that can be downloaded free to your I-pad from iTunes can help train you on exactly how to use the machine. The App is broken into three workout options – strength training, stretching or massage.
Simply touch the program you want and it will pull up videos with audio that will take you through a complete program.
Vibration training works by skipping the traditional “Progression of muscle fatigue” by almost immediately calling into action all fast- and slow-twitch muscles as the body reacts to the instability of the vibrations as you’re on the platform.
With vibration training, all three types of skeletal muscles are instantaneously called into service because of the near-immediate level of fatigue, no longer is there a “progression of muscle fatigue” as in normal strength training. That’s something even most well-conditioned people don’t achieve in their workouts because they don’t have the time, know-how or ability to perform all the different types of exercises required to activate all the different types of muscle fibers.
With muscles being stimulated to near peak capacity through vibration training, it maximizes muscle strengthening and flexibility, along with a host of other positive effects on your body. Weight loss can be achieved, cardio health and circulation improved, bone health increased, anabolic hormones secreted and reflex pathways re-connected. Whole body vibration training will even help the muscles produce and work through lactic acid.
The fact is that a full-on “progression of muscle fatigue” in traditional settings requires a high level of energy, motivation and possible wear and tear on ligaments, tendons and joints.
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.
Stop into a specialty fitness store today and try out an award-winning 3G Cardio Vibration Machine. One short test workout and you’ll be hooked — vibration training is a great way to exercise.