Did you know that vibration therapy has been in use since at least the ancient Greeks? Of course, back then, vibration therapy was much less efficient and recovery took much longer. Vibration therapy has certainly come a long way since. This is, in no small part, thanks to the advent of vibration plates. So if you are wondering “What are the benefits of vibration plates?”, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on and find out the answer in this article.
Full Body Workout
One of the most effective types of workouts is a whole body workout. These kinds of workouts target just about every muscle in your body, take less time, and go a long way to create muscle mass. However, the easiest way to get more from a full body workout is to use a vibration plate.
When you use a vibration plate to exercise, the vibrations reduce muscle soreness, increase blood flow, and can even help burn fat! Plus, it adds an extra “edge” to your workout that presents an extra challenge and in doing so makes an even stronger workout. On top of providing an extra challenge to your workout, the vibration plate also improves recovery time thanks to improving blood flow to your muscles.
As mentioned above, the vibrations force your muscles to work a little harder during your workout. When your muscles work harder, little microtears occur within the muscle. Your body then works to repair the damage. When that process is complete, the muscles gain strength and can become more toned depending on the workout.
When lifting, the general rule is low reps/high weight for strength and high reps/low weight for toning. And when it comes to using a vibration plate, high reps/low weight is always going to be the way to go.
One of the most touted uses of a vibration plate is for weight loss. After all, if you could simply stand on a platform for 15-20 minutes at a time and lose more weight as a result, then why wouldn’t you do it?
The vibrations of the platform cause your muscles to contract at up to 50x their natural speed.
This is because the body naturally reacts to certain stimuli – and vibrations are one such stimuli. Numerous studies have shown that adding a vibration plate to an already active workout routine led to greater weight loss as a result. For standing on a plate for 15 minutes a day, that’s very convenient.
Not many people realize this, but vibration plates also play a role in improving your flexibility. Flexibility has almost an inverse role with stiffness. The more stiff your muscles, the less flexible they are. As the vibrations of the plate reach your muscle, they help them loosen up, which in turn improves flexibility.
Also, many people stretch on their vibration plate. This includes doing Yoga on the plate! Every stretch performed on the plate goes further towards improving one’s range of motion than doing the same stretch on solid ground. Studies have consistently shown
Better Bone Health
One of the lesser known benefits of a vibration place is the impact they have on bone health. The scientific community hasn’t reached a consensus on exactly HOW vibration improves bone health. However, numerous studies have shown that vibration therapy increases bone density, particularly in menopausal women.
Much like lifting weights strengthens muscles by repairing them after a workout, vibration plates have been found to have a positive effect on bone density after regular use. This, in turn, reduces the risk of bone fractures, improves physical fitness, and even protects against osteoporosis.
Although researchers have yet to come to a consensus on exactly how beneficial vibration therapy is to us, one thing is clear: vibration plates have many benefits. Compared to other forms of therapy, vibration plates are incredibly easy to use and few therapeutic methods deliver such strong results for such a small amount of effort. And with many models available to use at home, getting effective vibration therapy has never been easier!
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