Vibrating Platforms

During recent years, the term vibration platforms became very popular in health and exercise magazines. Gyms and health centers incorporate this type of machines to their usual equipment with one ever-increasing frequency. Celebrities such as Madonna, Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum and Clint Eastwood attest its benefits to stop the passage of time. Athletes such as Pau Gasol and Rafa Nadal, Raul also use them as part of your regular routine. But what are the vibration platforms and what they do? A vibrating platform consists, at least two items: a table on which sits the user and a control panel. User is standing on the platform, sets two variables (frequency and amplitude of oscillations) and a constant vibration stimulus begins to scroll through your entire body, from head to foot.

In the event you are not accustomed to the vibrations, you can hold two handrails (in the event of the model incorporating them). Some versions complex also have accessories to carry out exercises of arms or legs, or you add vibration to the Rails. What are the results in this type of conventional so little exercise? In explaining the benefits of the vibrating platforms, we can refer to their origin, during the development of the Russian space program. The cosmonauts were subjected to a constant loss of bone and muscle mass as a result of exposure to zero gravity. The scientists in charge of the project thought that apply a vertical oscillating motion on the cosmonauts could help them recover the sensation of gravity and thus reverse the damage to tissues. The experiment was a success and resulted in the development of the therapy of vibration for the treatment of all kinds of conditions. A modality that then popularized all over the world.

The recovery of bone and muscle mass is not the only benefit of these devices. The advantages are multiple. Vibratory platforms help to lose weight, balance positively the levels of certain hormones in the body, relieve stress, fight the joints and back pain, prevent cellulite, improve concentration, improving body posture, increases the levels of force and it is ideal to prevent the typical ailments of old age, such as arthritis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. On the other hand, the high speed of the vibrations ensures much faster results than the common training. Under certain conditions, a vibratory ten-minute training session is equivalent to one hour of normal training session. Best of all is that no effort is required to achieve results: while exercising on the platform is required to obtain the maximum advantage, simply place on top ensures some advantages.

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