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Can it really be???

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I was invited by a friend to use her Vibration Plate Machine.
I have never seen one in action and never been on one in my life.
I'm game for most new (healthy) experiences and went up to her this morning.

She plugged it in, showed me how to manually set it....and without further ado....there I was standing in one place shaking like a leaf and holding down a conversation albeit warbly sounding. lol

It felt AMAZING. After 2 - 10 minutes sessions I was left tingling delightfully all over, especially from my knees to my thighs.
The machine says I burned a cool 1120 calories in 20 minutes....REALLY?
I just can't image it?
I walked away not even slightly tired. Boot camp leaves me drained!!!
A nice kind of drained, but drained non-the-less.

I googled her machine, and this is what it says :-

A 175-pound person would burn closer to 54 calories in the same session, while a 200-pound person would burn about 62 calories.

Vibration machines can help to reduce abdominal fat while building lean muscle mass, states Dirk Vissers, a physiotherapist at the Artesis University College and the University of Antwerp in Belgium, according to a May 2008 article in "Science Daily." Since muscles burn more calories than fat, even at rest, the workouts can lead to additional weight loss when combined with other exercises and a low-calorie diet.

In addition to the few extra calories you burn standing on the vibrating platform, a vibration workout can help to improve your balance, boost bone density and improve muscle strength.
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This is a caption that usually seems to make sense to me...

Standing in one spot and being shaken up, hardly seems out of my comfort zone?

It just all sounds too incredible considering how little it tired me. Anyone else own one, or used one to know whether this really is so.....or if I'm "fooling" myself and wasting time.

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    After reading this, and everyone's comments I googled it and came up with two seemingly objective reviews:

    This got me thinking about REBOUNDING and it's benefits.
    There is clear scientific proof of benefits of getting motion in our bodies deep into a cellular level.

    Now I want one! :) Quick check shows price ranges from $192 up to $11,000!!! Yikes! Time for more research - but rebounding is cheaper (they start at about $30) even if it does take up more floor space, it is easier to put out of the way when not using.
    But vibration does feel better - spot vibrators my chiro used always felt soooo good. I think maybe I can't get to rebounding at a fast enough pace to equal the effects of vibration.
    Yeah, more research needed!

    Celeste, if you keep doing this would you please keep us updated on any effects you think came about with it? :) emoticon
    1101 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    The machine at my gym has diagrams suggesting flexing muscle groups at different power rates, and perhaps there is some benefit. I don't see how it can help unless muscles are activated - as far as I am concerned, it's a lovely way to shake things up a bit after a work-out occasionally
    1101 days ago
  • GINA180847
    You know what they say 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'. Stick to boot camp. Good to try it out though. Yes, I'd like to know how much weight she has lost with her amazing calorie burning machine.
    1101 days ago
    A friend of mine uses a machine like this and really likes it. She says she can tell a difference....
    1101 days ago
    emoticon I would be Very Interested in this just for the Improved Balance and Bone Density -- If it does do what it says.
    1101 days ago
    I want one!
    1102 days ago
    I have one, and I use the one at the gym too. 1120 cal? I don't think so? I do squats and lunges, step ups, planks and push ups on it. Just standing there is good for lymph drainage, working out on it KILLS me. It intensifies the workout about 4 to 5 times. Not being 'harder to do', really but better results quicker. Loads more lactic acid. More human growth hormone.
    It's a good thing. Enjoy!
    1102 days ago
    Never heard of this, but made me think of the 1960s TV shows when the actor would be using that machine that looked like a treadmill, but the user had a band around their hip area that vibrated-Maybe there's some value in the "tingly" feeling it gives you! Like getting a "standing massage" after a workout.
    1102 days ago
    I never heard of this! But in reading your findings, I might believe the 54 calories burned in 20 minutes. It can't be considered aerobic activity....unless your heart rate is up for ten minutes. So it wouldn't be exercising your heart if it's not raising your pulse. Does it?
    I wouldn't invest in one for so few calories burned.
    1102 days ago
    I've never even seen one before. How much did you say this sister has lost since she got it? It's definitely interesting though and I hope it really does what it's supposed to. Helping with balance, bone density and muscle tone would be great even if you didn't lose weight. It could possible stave off osteoporosis. Other countries have so many higher advances in some health things than even our country. It's amazing.
    1102 days ago
    never heard of it
    1102 days ago
    Wow, never saw or heard of one. I do remember a gym I once joined had a rotating belt that would shake the body and it did seem to work. Good luck with that! emoticon
    1102 days ago
    1102 days ago
    I havae no idea if those things do anything really or not..but for such a small investment in time, it can't hurt to give it a try for a while and see for yourself. You don't get sweaty or dirty..and it just might stimulate something good. emoticon
    1102 days ago
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