The benefits of whole body vibration for weight loss and muscle gain
Are you interested in weight loss but you simply don’t have the time? Is an hour a day too much to spend in the gym? As busy as Americans tend to be nowadays, it’s very difficult to find time for the gym when balancing work/home/study and life in general. But we have to keep fit, right? After all, exercise keeps our bodies more physically fit AND keeps out minds sharper. So how can we find the time to work out?
What if I told you that 10 minutes on a whole body vibration machine can benefit your body as much as a one hour workout in a gym? Whole body vibration has been around in various forms for a long time but it is only now that studies are concluding that this easy workout program can truly benefit your body and your weight loss goals.
A 2003 study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed significantly increased strength of knee-extensors in 67 untrained female volunteers.
The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine published a study in 2007 from the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Athens showing significant improvements in sprint speed and strength in only six weeks of training.
Similar studies have shown increased bone density, postural control, and improved mobility and balance in older users.
New whole body vibration units designed for weight loss allow you to change the vibration and speed of the unit while giving you a large enough plate to stand on that will allow you to perform various work outs and poses while standing on the unit, performing push ups on the unit or combining your exercise with bands and strength training balls with the whole body vibration machine.
The whole body vibration machine’s vibration causes muscles to involuntarily contract 30 to 40 times per second. This vibration stimulates circulation, stretches tendons strengthens bones, resulting in faster recovery after workouts.
Healing Laser Clinics has partnered with a personal trainer to create videos specifically for their whole body vibration unit to help you get the most from your workout.
A 2009 study has concluded that a combination of whole body vibration training and resistance training is very effective for decreasing the percentage of body fat in post menopausal women. Data also shows that whole body vibration training may have the potential to reduce visceral adipose tissue (the fat around the organs) more than aerobic exercise in obese adults, possibly making it a meaningful addition to future weight loss programs.
The beauty of whole body vibration is that you CAN burn the same calories and work the same muscles in a 10 minute period of time as you normally would in the one hour gym workout. Plus you receive the benefits of increased bone density along with a decrease in body fat.
To try the whole body vibration unit for weight loss and see the benefits for yourself, call Healing Laser Clinics today!