Merry Fitness! Santa arrived early at NRG 4 Life Fitness delivering a new Power Plate total body vibration training machine. Vibration training is not new, however, it’s relatively new to fitness.
Vibration Training creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, 25 to 50 times per second. Furthermore, these contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the vibrating machines actually oscillate in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, or strength and power.
The principle by which vibration training works lies in the law of motion, stated by Sir Isaac Newton: that the force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by acceleration, or f = m x a. What this means is that one can improve functional force (stability, strength or power) by either applying more mass or more acceleration to the body. Many forms of training and conditioning use mass – as seen in methods with weight machines, free weights, etc. Vibrating machines, instead, use the second half of this equation, by applying acceleration to the body, while keeping mass, i.e. your body weight, the same.
This is a real breakthrough in training and conditioning as we can now optimally “load” the human frame while minimizing high impact, high load, and high stress factors. Gravity is the force that adds load to the human body every second of every day for every movement we perform. Through vibrating exercise, this machine make the body feel as though it “weighs” more every time acceleration forces increase.
The result is that you work against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity in every movement you perform. This is the essence of all strength and conditioning programs and vibrating machines simply use a different part of the same equation to achieve this!
Vibration training was born in the 1950’s as it was used to train astronauts and is now becoming more popular as many celebrities like Madonna as well as professional athletes including Mike Weir and teams like the LA Lakers, Green Bay Packers etc are discovering the many different training applications.
Some confirmed benefits showing what you can get with Vibration Training:
• increase bone density
• help cellulite reduction
• help weight reduction
• back pain reduction
• tissue drainage
• better motion
• better flexibility
• better reactivity
• better balance
• sport recovery
• improve stretching
• muscle strength
• improve mood
• improve libido
• reduce stress
Feel free to check out the following website www.pubmed.gov to learn more about the significant and positive results on the body and health.
We are proud to be the first in Uxbridge to bring you this AMAZING technology!
Come check out our Power Plate total body vibration plate! Not a member? Contact us to arrange for a demonstration today!