Many people find that personal training with Vibration Equipment adds an interesting element to their workouts. This high tech piece of equipment is finding its way into more and more gyms, training centers, rehab facilities, health clubs and private homes, allowing people to experiment with it and see what it can add to their workout programme.
Although it was originally developed for elite athletes, personal training with Vibration Equipment can be used in a number of different ways, including:
Personal training with Vibration Equipment is simple to perform, and can be incorporated into any workout program. The principle is simple. When you stand, sit, or lie on the machine, vibrations are transferred from the platform to the body. The body responds by producing a stretch reflex, which, depending on the vibration frequency, causes the muscles to contract vigorously up to 50 times per second.
There is a wide range of stretches and exercises that you can perform on the machine, including body weight staples such as push ups, squats, triceps dips, and various core exercises such as crunches, V-sits, and planks.
Exercises are performed in short sets of 30, 45, or 60 seconds, and can be done as a part of your regular workouts, 3 to 4 times per week.
Research suggests that the vibration can increase the production of regenerative and repair hormones, improve blood circulation, strengthen bone tissue, improve lymph drainage and increase basal metabolic rate.
This can lead to improvements in:
- Muscle and tissue recovery
- Flexibility, mobility and coordination
While it won't replace your other forms of exercise, it is certainly worth including as an additional form of training.