So you have unpacked your beautiful new vibro plates and wondering what vibration plate exercises are. Did you think you could just stand and wobble everything away? Well, maybe, but it would take longer to have the desired effects and be far less targeted than your probable needs. Basically, you have to work with the machine rather than dominate it.
Vibration plate exercises are all about condensing the time you’ll normally require to get the same level of benefits if exercising without using vibro plates. But when you initially get your machine from the box, it’s a bit scary! The actual manual (if there is one) doesn’t give you a lot of help other than to inform you how to operate the machine and hopefully, some really essential safety precautions that you should comply with.
Don’t ever be tempted to just “go for it” for hours at a stretch, as you just won’t get the effects you happen to be after and could do yourself some real injury in the process. Vibration plate exercises are all about beginning gently and spending just a few short moments on the vibro plates before you let your body take a rest.
Make yourself aware of precisely what is happening to your system. Basically, you are trying to force your muscles to respond to a greater extent than normal, this is achieved by fooling your brain into thinking you are on an unstable surface. The brain reacts to this by simply triggering the muscles to compensate. As the vibro plates move quickly, the muscle tissue are almost inside a permanent state of being triggered. It is this fast effect that tones up your muscles rapidly.
The exercises you will need will depend on your own requirements and desires. Should you be fortunate enough to have received a DVD from the manufacturer, this will certainly allow you to learn how to do the workouts properly. That is, provided you have a means to view it in the same location as your vibro plates! Books along with manuals can be challenging, as you need somewhere not only to prop them up, but to keep them wide open as well – with luck, where one can still go through them!
One other good choice is to find a vibration plate exercise chart. These aren’t available everywhere and also IMHO, a little pricey for what is essentially a laminated poster. That said, they are extremely beneficial and can be placed on the wall just where you need it making it simple to follow. There are two types available, one showing a beginners vibration plate exercise programme and the other a more advanced program as you progress.
Vibro plates have given an enormous boost to sportsman and those with particular health issues along with their use in aiding in weight loss (you still need to eat healthily however). There are many studies that will support their use, including well publicised research from NASA. Since they are becoming more easily accessible to the retail industry as advances in technology reduce costs, there happens to be no excuse in not starting your vibration plate exercises as early as you can.