When any vibration of any frequency is transferred to the body it is called Whole Body Vibration (WBV). Vibrations are transferred to the body parts using precise joint angles for specific period of time, generally it is for 1 minute. This is done to enable anaerobic activity and create eccentric muscle reaction. Whole Body Vibrations offers some fitness and health benefits. For this, we generally sit, lie or stand on a vibrating machine a lot of information is available on this wiki. You have a lot of information available on this wiki for you to know all about the vibrating machines.
Advocates says that WBE 15 minutes a day and that too just 3 days a week can help in losing weight, burning fat, enhancing blood flow, building strength, decreasing the stress causing hormones and improving flexibility. But still this field is still lacking in research sector. More comprehensive research is required in this area to know whether WBE has same effects as regular exercise or not.
Coming to the vibrating machines, these machines have been the part of fitness club from over five years. Exercises like pull ups, squats, chin ups, pushups can be performed on a vibrating machine for better results which in turn reduces your workout time. Vibration plates is the biggest invention in this field of vibrating machines. Almost all the gyms have this equipment in their store. They reduce the workout time to a great extent. Almost 1 hour of gym can be reduced to 15 minutes. Due to their massive success and demand we have many competitors in the market.
Vibrating plates falls in the low-impact exercise category as the amount of effort you need to put into this is very less compared to regular exercise. This is the reason it is appealing to most of the people. These plates generate vibrations that are transferred to the user’s body which in turn causes the muscles to correct their instability on their own.
There are many types of vibrating plates-
Oscillating plates- They work like a sea saw. Resting on a pivot point, when you climb on them their one side goes up and the other side down. It makes our body to shake vigorously.
Vertical plates- They are much more complex than oscillating plates, also, their effect is far greater than the oscillating plates. In this the whole plate is vibrated by the motor beneath it.
WBE machines can be found in the gym and can also be purchased for personal use.