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.
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.