Green Door

Morning folks,

After my 30 minute treadmill walk in my work's gym I am going on the Vibro plate for 10 minutes. I now know what Shakin Stevens must have felt like. It's very strange indeed to see your various bits wobble like a jelly. The info leaflet on the wall beside it says that for a full body workout just stand on the plates. Does anyone know if this is likely to be doing me any good or am I better trying to do curls with weights for 10 minutes. Cheers - Kenny


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  • Hi Kenny,

    I am so glad you've asked this question, as it's a question I have often wondered about - i.e. whether vibration plates are 'good' or 'bad' - presumably they must be beneficial in some way, but I've never been brave enough to try them, as I wonder about how good it is for the body to be vibrated at such a speed. So I am really looking forward to seeing what people say in answer to your post.

    Did you actually 'enjoy' the experience or was it uncomfortable? Are you keen to do it again? I guess that might depend on the range of responses you get to your post - but maybe also ask the gym instructors about it, as they should hopefully have some information and advice to share.

    Hope you have a great weekend, it's nearly here.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Hi Lowcal,

    It's not uncomfortable just an unusual experience. You can set the speed on this one too but anything beyond 3 and it would be quite a sight for anyone walking past the window. Like Shakey and Elvis on x16. They couldn't take a still photo that's for sure. Have a fab weekend yourself. Long walk planned for me tomorrow and Sunday then a full week in the gym next week. Hopefully the scales on Monday will reflect my good week.

  • Well done, πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Well your post made me smile anyway! 😊

    Don't see how it can do much good if there's no effort involved? But I have no experience of anything like this but im sure someone will 😊

  • Hi! so long as you feel better/fitter from using it I would imagine it's ok, bet it woke you up anyway ready for work. I wonder if the idea is it breaks up fat deposits so they are more easily worked off during a workout. If that's the case there will probably be loads of women/gents sprawled across the washer on a fast spin cycle pre workout/exercise.πŸ™ˆ

  • HaHa excellent

  • I believe they're supposed to help with the circulation for people that aren't able to move limbs (suffering from things like strokes or MS). But don't quote me on that as I don't know if there's any scientific evidence to back that up!

  • Right so this is what I have found so far:

    One of the main vibration plate benefits is strength and muscle toning. The vibrations cause your muscles to quickly contract and relax. Just standing on the machine will help you to tone up as your body tries to stay upright. For faster results exercises like sit ups, push ups and lunges will combine with the vibrations to increase your muscle tone, power and endurance.

    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 intensify the effort you put in and reach your goals faster. Vibration plate training can also reduce the appearance of cellulite, and enhance collagen remodelling.

  • Sounds like it might be a good idea then - maybe I should have a go on the vibration plate! :-)

  • I'm just wonder if it's one of those things that sounds better than it actually is? You know, sounds reasonable but isn't true.

  • All sounds good and effortless, I think you were reading this!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I might try this, I can't imagine a plate big enough to take all of me doing press ups πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • I've tried holding a squat on them at the gym, on the settings as shown on the machine, and it definitely feels harder that a normal squat. I think for the to be effective you need to do an exercise I.e squat or press up etc, even if it's just static.

    As far as I know anyway!

    Lowcal - it's not painful, just an odd sensation!

  • Hi Kenny 25

    Ten minutes is supposed to be equal to an hour's workout.

    Strange feeling ,like everything has moved around in your body.

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