The Practical Uses of Vibration Fitness Machines
Vibration fitness machines facilitate whole body vibration which is an important component of many overall fitness training programs today. The use of vibration exercise platforms enhances the results of training regimens and adds variation to any fitness routine. Vibration machines are usually available in various models and capabilities to match the training needs and preferences of every user.
Whole-body vibration exercise machines offer total body workout which is both effective and relaxing. These machines are rapidly gaining wide acceptance as important tools for body shaping, sports training, anti-aging, and muscle strengthening among other benefits.
Body Sculpting and Toning
Vibration exercise machines work the whole body and pressure the muscles to alternately relax and tighten. The repeated rhythmic actions promote the development of lean muscle mass, strengthen the muscles, stimulate lymph drainage, increase blood circulation, burn fats locally, reduce cellulites, and promote the release of the human growth hormone. These benefits all add up to directly and indirectly tone and shape the body.
Athletes and physical fitness enthusiasts are always on the lookout for ways to gain competitive advantage. The use of whole-body vibration fitness machines supplements their training program and provides a perfect pretraining warm up. Vibration machines provide strength, conditioning, and revitalization benefits as well as assist in accelerating rehabilitation after an injury. Vibration platforms have been shown to be effective in increasing the height of vertical jumps and in increasing power, speed, and dexterity.
Rejuvenation of the Sedentary and Elderly
Sedentary and older people can experience significant benefits to their bones and muscles by just standing on a vibrating fitness machine. These exercise machines send gentle rhythmic impulses throughout the body. Some studies claim that the vibrations produced by these machines are more efficient in activating muscle fibers than the active muscles contraction that occurs during regular physical exertions. Vibration platform exercises have been shown in other studies to inhibit bone loss while increasing bone density in the hips and spine.
Vibration fitness machines help fight aging by providing the benefits of intense workouts minus the harsh impact of regular training. Spending 10 to 15 minutes a day thrice a week on a vibration machine can help rejuvenate the body by stimulating blood circulation and oxygenation all over the body as well as dramatically increasing the secretion of the Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
Whole-body vibration machines are widely used in muscle training because of their capability to compel the muscle to contract on the vibration plate during a workout session. This results in the activation of idle and rarely used motor points. In addition, these motor points are also induced to contract continuously for a time without considerable decline in output allowing the muscles to reach optimum contraction state safely and efficiently. Since training with vibrating machines is a low impact activity which leaves less strain on the body, recovery time is much shorter as compared to conventional workouts. This effectively reduces idle time and makes training more efficient.
Other known benefits of vibration machines include alleviation of symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis, prevention of osteoporosis, stress reduction, and lymph drainage.