20 Mar Vibration training is hidden gem of fitness world
During the NCAA Basketball Tournament, everybody loves the Cinderella team. You know, the bracket buster that somehow beats the bigger, more well-known schools and makes it a March to remember.
In the fitness world, a true hidden gem is the vibration trainer machine. It may not be as well known as machines like treadmills, ellipticals or home gyms, but can stack up or exceed them with the results it provides.
Lots of people still aren’t familiar with vibration training, although that’s changing by the day as it’s become the fastest growing segment of the fitness industry.
Accelerated Vibration Training (AVT), aka Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV), is helping people ranging from NFL and NBA players to average every-day people and even senior citizens.
How is this possible that so many different types of people can benefit from vibration training? The key is in the vibration plates and the way the body reacts to instability the vibrations create while standing on the platform.
Instead of adding “mass” in traditional strength training such as weightlifting, with vibration training the “acceleration” is increased through rapid movement of the platform and the muscles reflexively react as you perform a variety of static or dynamic exercises.
Whereas people use as little as 20 percent of their muscle fibers in traditional strength training they can use up to 95 percent with AVT. The vibrations cause the muscles to contract 25-50 times per second.
AVT is not only much more efficient, but it’s also a lot safer because it allows the body to experience stress with much more ease than it would traditional weightlifting with dumbbells and barbells, for example.
The top-ranked vibration machines are made by 3G Cardio, which is available for the lowest prices anywhere through At Home Fitness.
The 3G Cardio AVT 3G Cardio AVT 6.0 Vibration Machine, ($4,999, AHF price $4,499), 3G Cardio AVT 5.0 Vibration Machine ($3,999, AHF price $3,599) and the 3G Cardio AVT 3.0 Vibration Machine ($2,249, AHF price $1,999) lead the way for quality and value.
The trio of 3G Cardio Vibration Training machines have been given “Best Buy” awards by both www.vibration-machine-reviews.com and www.vibrationplatereview.com.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at email@example.com