25 Apr Vibration training can provide strength training AND cardio benefits
Many people who are learning about the benefits of 3G Cardio Vibration Machines have asked us this question: “Can you get a ‘cardio’ workout on a vibration machine?”
The answer is a resounding “yes!”
Too many people have come to believe that strength training (anaerobic activity) and what they call cardio exercises (aerobic), such as treadmills and ellipticals, are separate entities.
However, the fact is that the body is an integrated system, of course, and both aerobic or anaerobic metabolic pathways occur simultaneously within the cell during exercise and work together to spark the overall metabolism of the body.
If you perform an exercise regimen on a 3G Cardio vibration trainer in which the heart rate is elevated and work at a brisk pace, you will build muscle AND get a cardio workout at the same time.
Since most vibration training workouts last 15-30 minutes, if you work hard during the entire session that could also count as your cardio workout for the day. Or, if you only spend 15 minutes exercising on the vibration machine, you could then hop on a treadmill or elliptical for 15 more minutes and complete the generally recommended 30-minutes of cardio for a day.
Fat loss and cardio exercise can be achieved through high intensity strength training as lean muscle will improve metabolism. In many cases, exercisinig on a vinbration machine is a better option than just working out on a treadmill or elliptical because you’re also dong more strength training.
And there’s no way better to fatigue both fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibers than vibration training. Studies have shown that as the body reacts to the instability caused by standing on the vibration plate, up to 90-95 percent of the muscle fibers are activated compared to as low as 30 percent in traditional weight lifting or resistance training.
Another big bonus to vibration training is the fact that it is easy on the joints and ligaments compared to weight lifting or running.