17 Oct What to look for in a vibration training machine
Vibration training machines have dramatically grown in popularity over the past five years because of the amazing exercises results they provide for people of all ages.
Accelerated Vibration Training (AVT), also known as Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV or WBVT), has been found to engage up to 95 percent of the muscle fibers, compared to as little as 20 percent with standard equipment. The machines are also very versatile, allowing users to perform strength training exercises, stretching exercises and even get a massage.
The vibration platform causes muscles to reflexively contract as muscle tissues involuntarily stabilize and react to the stimuli. The result is 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.
However, the increase in sales of these machines means that more and more businesses are producing them. That can make it tough on consumers to know what to look for.
Here are some tips on how to get the best vibration training machine for your money:
Size matters with vibration machines – When shopping vibration training machines, it’s important to know that you get what you pay for. A small, light machine is not going to have the power or support to properly train on.
Try them out in person – Shop around at specialty fitness stores and try different machines. Ask the sales associate to demonstrate how they work and climb on and do some stretches and exercises yourself.
Do your homework – Although there is a lot of sketchy or inaccurate information out there on vibration training, here are some independent review sites that provide excellent comparisons and rankings between top brands.