VIBRATION PLATE BENEFITS
Strength and Toning
One of the main vibration plate benefits is strength and toning. The vibrations cause your muscles to quickly contract and relax.
There are two very different categories of vibration plate. Gym style vibration plates (such as Power Plates and the JTX Vibration Plates above) and Oscillation plates (normally cheaper and less powerful).
Gym style or tri-plane vibration plates have a very powerful buzzing vibration and are used as a platform for doing workouts. Tri-plane vibration plates are favoured by personal trainers. They are used to do workouts for the upper and lower body and core. The equivalent of a one hour full body workout can be achieved in 15 minutes. Exercises like squats, sit-ups and crunches are all more effective on a vibration plate than on a mat. We provide a free exercise DVD and workout poster with every vibration plate. Our fitness experts are also available to chat about your fitness goals and design a workout plan.
Oscillation plates have a see-saw or wobble type motion and are often found in salons. Vibro Plate and Crazy Fit Plates are other terms for oscillation plates. Oscillation plates are often used by people new to exercise and can be stood on for ten minute sessions either in a salon or at home. It is possible but not recommended to do exercises on an oscillation plate. They are favoured by people who simply want to stand and wobble.
Weight Loss and Cellulite
As little as 15 minutes each day will soon make a big difference. Combined with a sensible diet, they will also help to reduce body fat, including abdominal fat. When it comes to weight loss there are no miracles. However, the benefit of vibration plate training is the ability to easily intensify the effort you put in and reach your goals faster.
Health and Rehabilitation
Whole body or tri-plane vibration plates can be used for recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, back pain and general pain management, to aid stroke recovery and to improve circulation as well as spinal stability. Please consult your GP, chiropractor or physiotherapist first.
Improve Your Sport
Using gym style tri-plane vibration plates (JTX Pro-10 and JTX Pro-50) regularly can benefit your participation in a range of other sports and activities by building overall strength and improving flexibility and balance. Tri-plane vibration training has particular benefits for sports such as golf, skiing, racket sports, climbing and many more.
A vibration plate provides a low-impact workout suitable for all ages. Your workout can also be adjusted for all fitness levels; From simply standing on the plate with your knees slightly bent to multiple repetitions of sit ups, lunges and press ups or combining with a cardio workout.
Traditionally to increase muscle strength the focus has been on increasing mass (in the form of weight training). This is very effective, but comes at a cost. Weight training is high impact and causes an element of stress to the body. Vibration plates increase strength but are low impact. This can be explained through the formula: Force (or strength) = mass x acceleration. We have discussed adding mass ( using weights) to increase muscular strength or force. Vibration plates focus on the other side of this equation. Strength is increased through applying acceleration with the vibrations rather than mass.
A home vibration plate will be a great investment for anyone hoping to tone up or increase strength. We provide interest free credit options to help you spread the cost. Power plate classes cost up to £15 for a 20 minute session and monthly gym fees soon mount up.