This article focuses on the top 10 questions people ask about vibration exercise machines. We get a lot of emails with specific questions about the way to use the vibration exercise machines, or the type of exercises that are the best for them. However, we’ve gone through our emails and came up with the most common general questions we get. Although this article is not designed to go into great detail into the answers, you’ll find other articles on our site that go into greater detail. Since 10 questions makes the article a little too long to read, we’ve divided the article up into 2 parts. Here’s the first 5 questions people ask about vibration exercise machines:
What Are Your Vibration Exercise Goals?
This has got to be the MOST popular question we get! The answer isn’t as simple as some people want, but if you stick it out with us, you’ll realize looking at ‘calories burned’ is the wrong way to look at how to lose weight with vibration exercise machines. In fact, it’s the wrong way to look at any form of exercise if you are looking to lose weight. When most people think of calories burned, they often are comparing it to cardio forms of exercise such as walking, treadmill jogging, biking, swimming etc. When you do any of these activities, you are only burning calories WHILE you are doing the workouts. It stops as soon as you stop your exercises. With weight training, you continue burning calories long after you finish your exercise. Another thing to consider is that as you lose weight, your metabolism drops. Weight training and vibration exercise machines have been shown to help increase metabolism, or help prevent the drop. Cardio training? Not much. We actually did a small experiment on calories burned, comparing working 10 minutes on a pivotal machine, 10 minutes on a vertical machine, and 30 minutes of walking. The calorie burn was comparable as long as you are going through some sort of exercise position. Apart from that, note that vibration exercise machines generate significant muscle contractions, which in turn leads to an increase in metabolism and ability to burn more calories after you finish your workout.
This question is starting to be asked more and more because of the misinformation that is being spread online by various vibration companies or by misinformed ‘experts’ that make their decision based on bias and lack of research. The answer to this question is simple. Here are a few points that best summarizes the answer to this question:
In the past 5 years, there have been more than 300 research articles from accredited and credible universities on the positive effects of vibration exercise. The technology is being used in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, sports performance facilities, fitness facilities, and in peoples’ homes. Research shows many positive benefits of vibration training.
However, like any other form of exercise, if the exercise is not done right, safely, while using proper exercise positions and physiological principles, injuries can happen. Injuries can happen when you use a treadmill the wrong way, or when you begin jogging with the wrong shoes and continue to over train. In conclusion, proper use of vibration exercise machines is crucial not only to your success with your program, but also to the safety of your programs. That’s why we’ve developed a membership site that has step by step exercise programs with detailed videos and exercise positions to ensure you are doing your program the right way, and safely.
Like any other form of exercise device, the technology appears to be effective for various uses. However, reports of injuries will happen. It’s inevitable with anything. However, care must be taken to ensure that your fitness levels are in line with the type of exercises you do. If you perform exercises on a vertical platform with your knees locked, the amount of vibration to your head exceeds what is safe. If you slightly bend your knees, that effect is safe. That’s no different than the injuries you can get if you straighten your joints out when you do weight training. That’s no different than jumping up and down with your knees straight and landing on your heels. Can you say compression fracture? As you can see, any form of exercise, if done the wrong way, can lead to injuries. The final answer is that vibration exercise machines, if used properly, with good form, can have more benefits than risk.
This question may be a little surprising, but it’s one of the most common ones. This usually comes from people that hear about the benefits of this form of technology from other users or by coming across it through news stories. The reason for this question is simple. The technology seems to produce incredible results, yet the only thing people seem to do in the news stories or pictures online is standing there. Most people don’t realize that you actually have to do various forms of exercise in order to get any benefit. The answer to the question is that it actually does work. However, it works if you are educated on the right positions, and right difficulty levels for the condition you are trying to target. Are you looking at losing weight? The program will differ from one that involves increasing bone density because of osteoporosis.
If you are concerned with weight loss, you may have seen the marketing information about using vibration exercise machines. How it works for weight loss depends on who you ask. You may get the impression that simply standing on a machine is going to help you lose weight. Have I personally seen this happen? Yes. Have I seen it happen every time? No. Always remember that if its too good to be true, it probably is. Although there’s a lot of marketing that tries to show how easy it is to lose weight with vibration, it does require some work. Vibration exercise machines help with weight loss because they generates muscle contractions. That’s how simple the explanation can be. We know that movement is necessary. We know that generating a high intensity type of muscle contraction for our body is necessary to get the muscles working, and ultimately helping to prevent muscle loss and increase metabolism as we continue to lose weight.
Apart from being one of the largest resources for vibration exercise machines online, we get numerous requests to help people choose the right vibration platform. If you have any questions on finding the right platform for you, simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best vibration exercise machines for you will most often depend on your fitness level, the reason you are looking to purchase or use a whole body vibration machine, and your price point. Please note first that not all vibration platforms are made the same. If your goals are to get a simple muscle stimulation to keep your body moving, then something cheaper will be better. However, also note that the more you use your platform, the lesser priced platforms may not last that long. Always check the warranty to ensure you are protected. If you are looking for more fitness related activities, larger, sturdier vibration plates will be recommended. Are you over 200 pounds? Then you’ll need a platform that is capable of handling larger weight loads. Ask yourself whether you would buy a shoe without first knowing your size and knowing what you are going to be using that shoe for. Picking a vibration platform is similar. The platform must fit your goals and needs, and not the other way around
Did you have similar questions about vibration exercise machines? If not, you can post a comment and list any question that you have. Regardless, we’ve seen more and more questions coming in. The reason is simple. Vibration exercise machines are getting more popular and their benefits are increasing. More people are becoming aware of the technology. However, the more interest there is, the more misinformation that will be provided. We hope you got the right answers to the top 5 questions people ask about vibration exercise machines.
Dr. Jasper Sidhu has been using vibration platforms for over 10 years in rehabilitation, sports, fitness and weight loss settings. In addition to hands on treatment of patients and clients in these settings, he has lectured at various universities and medical association meetings on the application of vibration training.