Vibration machines are great additions to fitness centers and home gyms. By merely standing on the platform in a short 15-minute session, anyone can gain the vast health benefits of a vibration machine. Many traditional exercises typically focus on weight lifting to increase muscular strength. Vibration machines, however, focus on G-Force (which stands for Gravitational Force). When you stand on a vibration platform, you’re placing an increased gravitational load on your body. This causes the muscles to contract faster, thus burning more calories and building stronger muscles without having to lift weights. Here are eight benefits of using a vibration machine:
1. Body Shaping Effect
The vibrations generated from a vibration machine reshape the body around the hips, waist and abdomen. It also boosts natural collagen production, tightens skin for a noticeably smoother look, and flattens out adipose globules to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Whole body vibration is in fact used for cosmetic purposes which has shown positive outcomes in figure correction without the need for surgery.
2. Increased Metabolism
Vibration plate training helps strengthen muscles and promotes blood flow, thereby increasing metabolism. Stronger muscles fuel more efficiently, while better circulation gives you more energy. Your body then burns fat and calories from food faster even when you’re not working out.
3. Muscle Strengthening and Flexibility
Normal forms of exercise work 40 percent of muscle fibers which typically contract once or twice per second. On a vibrate plate, up to 90 percent of muscle fibers are worked and they contract 30-50 times per second. Just imagine the rate at which you will develop muscle tissues and strengthen muscles if you use a vibration plate.
As the vibration forces the muscles to hold position, your body recruits and activates more motor points in order to maintain contraction. Hence, rarely exercised motor points are effectively utilized with a vibration machine. Muscle groups continue to contract until a state of maximum contraction is reached, which causes muscles to strengthen and show increased definition.
4. Enhanced Circulation
The rhythmic muscle contractions from using a vibration plate encourages lymph movement and better blood flow as capillaries are enlarged. Additionally, vibration machines help increase the number of functional red blood cells as well as white blood cells, thus boosting your immune system. Delivery and removal of metabolic wastes are also improved to help you break free from joint, back and spinal pain.
5. Whole Body Relaxation
The body becomes much more relaxed due to better blood flow, tendon stretching reflex and heating of the muscles. All muscles groups get some well-deserved massage during vibration therapy. Muscle tension and stress levels drop as cortisol levels are reduced.
6. Better Mental Health
Vibration training enhances the brain’s ability to improve physical response and performance. Key hormones like dopamine and serotonin are given a boost, which helps with focus, concentration and overall mood.
7. Increased Bone Density
Vibration machines boost HGH (human growth hormone) levels. This hormone is necessary for protein synthesis, which aids in the repair and regeneration of bone, muscle, and other tissues. The G-force vibrations exert specific amounts of mechanical stress that stimulates bone cell activity and mineral levels, which in turn helps to fight osteoporosis and reduces the risk of acquiring bone diseases.
8. Improved Performance
Vibration training contributes to better sports performances, whether golfing, skiing, racket sports, climbing and other activities. The vibrations promote improved flexibility, coordination, stability and better balance. Muscle flexibility is essential to smooth bodily movements within its full range of motion. Including a warm-up and cool-down routine can benefit both muscle performance and your recovery time.