How Vibration Machines are essential for Weight Loss
Are you wanting to lose weight or perhaps tone and firm specific areas of the body, but want to do so in the comfort of your home?Then a Vibration Machine is perfect for you! Vibration Machines can help boost weight loss throughout every area of the whole body in a very short amount of time.
How does a Vibration machine work?
The oscillating vibrations from the Vibration Machine transmit energy to the body which causes the muscles to contract and relax. Just in the same way as during normal exercise, the contraction and subsequent relaxation of the muscles burns energy. A vibration machine causes this reaction from the muscles multiple times in each second. Therefor it doesn't take long before your whole body is tingling and warm. Just as you would experience during a high intensity workout.
Traditional strength and power training determines the load on the muscles by the weight lifted. With the Vibration Platform, a specific frequency and amplitude of vibration is chosen and the movement of the plate loads the limbs. The vibrations stimulate a reflex contraction within the muscle which leads to a high level of muscle activation and exertion. The superior muscle-activation that the vibration machine stimulates compared to conventional training, means that less time is required to work muscle groups completely. The benefits are wider ranging than those achieved by ordinary exercise.
When combining this type of energy-burning exercise with healthy eating, it´s a powerful mix! By burning more energy than you consume, you will begin to burn fat from the body's fat stores.
Vibration technology does not just burn fat. Other benefits of the vibration technology include:
- increased flexibility
- strengthening and toning muscles
- muscle rejuvenation
- improved balance and coordination
- improved posture
The best Settings on the Vibration Machines for Weight Loss
To set the vibration machine in order to achieve high end results, use the individual heart rate as a guideline for setting the intensity of the vibration. The body begins burning fat at approximately 65% of the maximum pulse rate. While exercising, the pulse rate should generally be at 60 - 70% in the first few weeks. Within a few weeks of undertaking a routine of 3 workouts per week of 30 minutes each, the intensity can be increased to the optimal fat burning. Take as a reference a rate of 70 – 85% of your maximum pulse rate.
As a rule of thumb, the following formula is commonly used:
Maximum pulse rate: 220 minus your age in years = your individual maximum pulse rate per min
Minimum pulse rate: Max PR x 0.7 = minimum pulse rate per min
Highest pulse rate for exercising: Max PR x 0.85 = highest pulse rate per min.
How many calories do you burn with a Vibration Machine?
This is an important question and much research is conducted on this subject and similar weight loss related topics. When standing on a vibration plate the muscles in the body are basically contracting and relaxing multiple times per second to keep the body stable. This will be in a similar way to traditional exercise however in a much more accelerated fashion. In the same way that traditional exercise and strength training builds muscle mass, so too does vibration training through this contraction/relaxation of the muscles.
In fact, a vibration plate will use up to 90% of the body's muscles at one time, so is very effective at building full body muscle mass. The weight loss results are primarily achieved through this strengthening of the muscle fibres. Then the subsequent increase in energy required for the muscles which burns more calories and fat, even in a resting state. Muscle burns more energy than fat, so the lower the body fat percentage and higher the muscle mass, the better for calorie burn.
Calories burned per session can depend on a number of including personal weight/height/body composition, but also on the type of exercises being done on the vibration plate during a workout. For obvious reasons, a dynamic or aerobic workout on a vibration plate will burn more calories and build more muscle mass than simply standing or sitting on the plate. With those factors in mind, there have been some estimations that you can burn anywhere between 200-500 calories per hour. So during a 15 minute session, you could expect to burn 50-125 calories, however this would be a rough estimate only.
Am I the right candidate for a Vibration Machine?
Quick and easy
If you have a busy lifestyle and don't have enough hours in the day to go to the gym... One of the great things about a vibration machine is how fast and easily you can do a workout. Workouts can take as little as 15 minutes per day. Just a few times a week is enough to feel the benefits without the need to strain and exhaust the body.
Low impact, low exertion workout
With whole body vibration technology exercise is easy and simple, with little effort or stress on your body required! No longer do you have to feel aching and sore from struggling through exercise after exercise just to work up a sweat.Whole body vibration is a low-impact exercise and requires minimal effort, you can simply stand or sit on the machine to feel the benefits. Work your way up to different poses and postures the more comfortable you feel with the machine and as strength and flexibility improves.
For example, if you suffer from sore and aching legs, ankles and feet, an effective move is to simply lay flat on the floor with the vibration plate positioned under the lower calves to feet. This is such a great way to relieve and soothe this commonly problem area.
What about my fitness level ?
The great thing about a vibration platform is that they cater to such a broad range of fitness levels, from pro-athletes to those suffering from chronic pain who are unable to partake in normal exercise. There are a lot of postures and exercises you can do with a vibration machine by simply combining traditional exercises with the vibration machine. A simple squat or lunge turns into a more powerful whole body exercise. Even simply sitting or standing on a vibration machine will produce noticeable results.
How to lose weight with a Vibration Machine?
Weight Loss Exercises for beginners
A Vibration Machine is the ideal partner for someone who is transitioning from a sedentary (minimal exercise) lifestyle. When just getting started with a Vibration Machine you can simply stand on the machine for 15 minutes per day, or try easy/non-strenuous exercises like bending the knees or stepping on and off the plate. You can now get started as it´s a great way to ease yourself into the routine. Some examples of more beginner exercises below:
Advanced Weight Loss Exercises
You can now begin to target more specific or problem areas of the body, by doing exercises that work the muscles in the area. As you grow more familiar with the machine and your fitness levels increase you can begin to do more aerobic and strengthening style exercises on the machine for a more intense workout. This helps to tone the area but also means that fat burns even while sedentary.
Here are some more examples:
Vibration machines are also good for stretching and increasing flexibility which will give you a wider range of motion during exercises. Simple yoga poses are great for increasing flexibility.
Health Conditions & Vibration Machines
If you have any specific medical conditions, check for medical advise to see if a vibration machine may or may not be suitable. You can also look to combine with a healthy detox diet and will see results for weight loss at a faster paste.
Vitality 4 Life and Vibration Machines
Vitality 4 Life have been distributing Vibration Machines in Australia for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on sourcing the very best machines for our customers. Our Vibration Machines have been on the leading TV Home Shopping channels in Australia during this time. Thousands of happy customers have been using their Vitality 4 Life Vibration Machine to improve their health and fitness.