A Few Interesting Facts about The Popular Vibration Training

A Few Interesting Facts about The Popular Vibration Training

The most common question faced by trainers who work with vibration devices is “How much weight can I lose in a month with vibration training?” Of course, the description accompanying this type of training sounds like an enticing advertisement. Namely, it always says, for example, “beautiful appearance in a short time and without effort”. But is it really so? Let’s look at some interesting facts about the popular vibration training. Maybe, after all, there are no magic wands that take away excess weight.

How do vibrating devices work?

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These devices work with the help of mechanical vibrations, moving the platform. That movement can go up and down, forward and backward, left and right, or in all 3 planes. In doing so, the natural response of the neuro-muscular system is provoked in the exerciser, which actually represents the body’s reaction to contractions.
During this short training (about 20 minutes), the exerciser achieves an increase in muscle tone and strength, as well as engagement of deep muscles. In this way, circulation and lymph drainage are improved. While following the vibrations on the device, our whole organism engages in mastering the tasks. In addition, we achieve a very intense engagement of all muscles.

The difference between conventional methods and vibration training

Most exercisers, who are used to “good old weights” may question the effectiveness of this method of exercise. We do not intend to deal with physics, but we must remind you of one fact. Namely, we know that force is equal to the product of mass and acceleration. And, while in the conventional way of exercise the mass (weights) increases, here the acceleration (vibration frequency) increases. The exerciser works with his own mass, which gains acceleration, and thus the force acting on the muscles.

By the way, the idea of applying this method of training dates back to the 60s of the last century. And, as always, the opinions of experts are divided. Proponents of vibration training cite the advantages we have already listed. In addition, as one of the advantages, they cite the fact that this method is used by people who have little time or do not like exercising in groups. Because, with this training, the work is strictly individual and requires a personal trainer. However, hiring a personal trainer also requires a higher price, so this can be cited as a disadvantage. This is precisely why, in order to make training sessions more accessible, smaller groups of exercisers are formed and thus avoid crowds. Also, with this method, the risk of injury is much lower, because the movement amplitudes are smaller. For this reason, mostly older people choose this training, as well as those recovering from injuries.

So what is the conclusion?

We got acquainted with several interesting facts about the popular vibration training. Of course, we are also aware of the existence of different opinions. But, as with conventional training, here too the best results are obtained when combined with cardio training and diet regulation. So there is no magic wand. It depends on us what we choose, respecting the characteristics of both methods.