Top Guide to Vibration Training

In the recent years, the buzz surrounding vibration plates has been hard to miss. A fitness training system that’s capable of increasing your weight loss and fitness potential dramatically by helping you to burn over 170 calories in five minutes, the vibration plate does so much more than simply shake up your exercise routine. A vibration plate can decrease the user’s blood pressure, stimulate muscles, increase circulation and oxygenation within the body, and help strengthen your body dramatically. Although they are typically used within Pilates and yoga classes, the benefits of vibration plates can actually be accessed anywhere. Lately, through the advent of vibration plate hire, it is even possible for enthusiastic exercisers to have one of these fantastic machines installed within the comfort of their own home, to use according to their own specific schedule.

When using a vibration plate, your body makes adjustments in order to maintain the correct balance, using rapid muscle contractions. Because of the speed of the vibration, your muscles are forced to react constantly, providing an intense workout during a short space of time. By varying your positions, the amplitude of the platform and the frequency of the vibration, you can stretch, tone and strengthen various areas of your body.

Selecting the duration  

Most vibration plates come with specific timer buttons which can set the machine to certain periods. It is usually a good idea to start with the lowest frequency and work your way upwards. As your endurance increases, you will be able to increase the intensity and lengthen the time for each exercise.

Selecting the frequency

The frequency refers to the ‘speed’ part of the vibration plate, so a setting of 50HZ would mean that the plate vibrates at a speed of fifty times a second. The higher you adjust the setting to be, the more intense the workout will become. Usually, lower settings of 10-20HZ are a good starting point for beginners.

Selecting the Amplitude

Although not all plates provide this option, the amplitude refers to the difference in millimetres, between the bottom of the vibration cycle, and the plate at the top, meaning that a high amplitude will cause the plate to travel up further before dropping back down. A higher amplitude setting delivers a more vigorous workout, by causing your muscles to work harder, but it can be a good idea to start with the lower settings to begin with, if you are just starting out, as some people can find jumping into the deep end somewhat uncomfortable.

Your Position on the plate

The position that you choose to take on your vibration plate will determine the different muscle groups that are targeted during your workout. For example, you typically will have the option of squatting, sitting, standing, or using press-up positions during your workout. Typically, varying the types of workout that you do is a good way to achieve the best possible results, and if you want a full-body exercise, this may mean focusing on different parts of your body each time.