Vibration Plates: The Benefits

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a recreational athlete, or are just anxious to get your body into better shape, vibration plate therapy and training can help you become stronger without taking up too much of your time. Some people question do vibration plates work, but the short answer to this is yes.

m-POWER-PLATES-620x620cHow Does the Vibration Plate Work?

When you are doing training or therapy on the vibration plate, the machine will create instability in your body with small vibrations. That will force your body to readjust to the changes several times per minute. The vibration plate also works on a three-dimensional scale and oscillates on three planes to make sure that your entire body is affected.

If you have vibration plate therapy or training several times a week for as little as 15 minutes a session, you can see enormous results in several areas of your physical performance and overall well-being.

Benefits of Vibration Plate Therapy and Training

Many empirical studies have shown that there are a vast variety of health benefits that come from vibration plate therapy and training. Some of these incredible results include:

  • Increased muscle strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased bone density
  • Decreased cellulite
  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased soreness
  • Better workouts in a shorter amount of time
  • More complete recovery for post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Faster recovery times

The best part about vibration plate therapy and training is that a variety of people at differing levels of physical capability are able to benefit from the vibration plate technology. Additionally, vibration therapy is sport-specific and will help you do better on the field.

Doctors, sports medicine therapists, and physical therapists like those at CK Physio (why not give their website a visit now to see what they offer?) can all include the vibration plate treatments into their other clinical methods and techniques, you can even purchase one for home use should you want to get the daily benefits without the gym membership, there are hundreds of models out there, you can find some of the best vibration plate reviews over at – those guys test and review the top models out there.

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Try out a team sport

Exercising on your own can be great. You can do it on your own terms, when you have the time available and for as long or as little as you want. However, for some people, it’s hard to stay motivated when you exercise by yourself. Unless you want to go down the personal trainer route, there’s nothing to stop you deciding not to bother with that gym session, or not to go for that run that you had planned. And exercising by yourself can be lonely, too. Some people love having the time to zone out and think while they exercise alone, but others find it can feel isolating, and leave them with too much time to think!


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Shoulder Workout

This week we are moving up the arms to look at shoulders. In my experience gaining size in your shoulders is one of the best ways to make yourself looker ‘bigger’ in clothes – and out. Here are two relatively simple exercises that are highly effective.

Side Lateral Raises

Pick up two dumbbells (this movement does not require a heavy weight, I use 8 – 10kgs) and stand with your legs shoulder width apart and the weights at your sides – palms facing inward toward your body. Maintaining a slight bend in your elbow lift the weights so that your arms are parallel to the floor. Lower the dumbbells back to your sides.


Front Lateral Raises

Pick up two dumbbells (again this movement does not require a heavy weight, I use 8 – 10kgs) and stand with your legs shoulder width apart and the weights resting on the front of your thighs – palms facing your body. Maintaining a slight bend in your elbow lift one weight at a time until your arm is slightly more than parallel with the floor. Lower the dumbbell back to the starting position and the repeat on the opposite side.


Hope you enjoy the hearing my voice in the videos this week.

I’ll try not to talk too Texan.

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