Vibration Plate FAQ

Vibration plate FAQ or frequently asked questions give you insight into vibration plates. Use vibration plate FAQ with vibration plate buyers guide to find the best vibration plates, 3D vibration plates, or 4D vibration plates for you.

Vibration Plate FAQ

Q. What does the vibration plate do?

A. First and foremost, a vibration plate can generate different types of vibrations. Some generate up and down linear vibrations. Some generate horizontal linear vibrations. While, some generate side to side teeter totter vibrations. In order to benefit from these vibrations, you can either stand, sit, or some other way make contact with the plate.

Q. How do linear vibrations help?

A. For example, when you stand, on a vibrating plate generating up-and-down linear vibrations, the vibrations travel up from your feet towards your spine and upwards. And, as they travel upwards they stretch and contract your muscles dozens of times each second. Now, a variety of muscle groups are automatically engaged as your body tries to counteract these up-and-down vibrations. Also, a high degree of core strength and muscle energy is required to stay upright on a vibrating plate.

By the way, when muscles contract they produce heat. In fact, 85 percent of the heat produced by the body is due to contracting muscles. Incidentally, the energy needed to produce muscle contraction is obtained from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) that is manufactured in the muscle cells. Meanwhile, the oxidation of metabolic fuels such as carbohydrate and fatty acids in the mitochondria of muscle fibers produces ATP. In summary, contracting muscles consume body fat, which, in turn, helps you lose weight.

Q. How do oscillating vibrations help?

A. Oscillating vibrations mimic the motion of a seesaw as your body swings from side to side. Consequently, these vibrations creates a pleasant rocking motion that causes the brain to tell the muscles of the body to actively contract to maintain balance. As a result, you get a therapeutic, muscle-toning and strengthening workout.

Also, oscillating vibrations are generally supported by the medical community as a healthier type of vibration. In addition, oscillating vibrations have much less vertical impact on the body, reduce stress on the organs, and help keep the spine more flexible and loose. Furthermore, these vibrations have minimal risk of damage to joints and tendons, making them safe and efficient.

Q. When do you use oscillating vibrations?

A. Use oscillating vibrations to relax muscles, activate muscles, or to improve balance.

Q. When do you use lineal vibrations?

A. Use lineal vibrations to improve circulation, repair or regenerate tissue, or to get relief from pain.

Q. How do lineal vibrations help?

A. Vertical, or up and down, lineal vibrations causes muscles on both sides of the body to contract simultaneously with an impact that is up to six times the body weight. However, with these vibrations not all muscles are engaged. In fact, it is mainly the larger muscles of the body that are exercised.

Now, many find this movement more pleasant and relaxing. However, someone with joint or spine problems may find these muscle contraction uncomfortable. Incidentally, these vibrations are effective for improving jump height.

Q. What are the benefits of 3D vibrating plates?

A. 3D vibrating plates generate both side-to-side oscillating and lineal vibrations either each on its own or in combination. Consequently, you can choose the therapy that is best for your immediate needs. For example, if you have foot or leg problems, then the lineal vibrations work best. On the other hand, if you want whole body fitness and therapy, then oscillating vibrations work best.

Q. What are the effects of vibration frequency?

A. First and foremost, vibration frequency of lineal vibrations cause muscles to contract and stretch. Furthermore, as long as the vibrations are effectively transmitted, the higher vibration frequencies along with larger amplitudes generates more muscle activity. However, this works only if the vibration frequencies are below 50 Hertz or 50 times a second.

Incidentally, frequencies below 20 Hertz are good for relieving tight sore muscles and helping the recovery process. In fact, particularly if the amplitude is low, you are alternating between small continuous tension to a moderate continuous tension. And, this rhythmic pulsing stimulates blood flow, which aids in detoxifying muscles and supplying more nutrients. In addition, these frequencies stimulate the part of your nervous system that is active when you fall asleep. 

Q. What frequency to look for?

A. If you are looking to vibration plates for benefitting certain parts of your body, look for plates with these frequencies.

Firstly, a frequency of 40 Hz for the ankles.

Secondly, a frequency of 25 Hz for the knees.

Thirdly, a frequency of 20 Hz for the hips.

Lastly, a frequency of 10 Hz for the spine.

Q. What are the benefits of vibration plates?

A. Regular use of vibration plates may result in the following benefits:

• By stimulating you muscles, the vibration plate tones them and makes them stronger

• The up-and-down vibrations help reduce bone loss and improve bone density

• Improves balance, flexibility, and coordination

• Improves immunity and blood flow or circulation

• You may see a reduction in cellulites

• Promotes lymphatic drainage

• Reduces joint and back pain

• Helps sore muscles get better

• Boost metabolism

• Reduces the stress hormone cortisol

• Combined with dieting and a healthy lifestyle, you may experience weight loss

• Improves musculoskeletal functions

Q. What parts of the body can the vibration plate exercise?

A. Most of all, the vibration plate can be used to exercise your arms, shoulders, back, core, legs, chest, lower body, abdominals, thighs, quadriceps, and hip flexor.

Q. How often can you use the vibration plate?

A. It is best to use the vibration plate for up to three or four times a week. Meanwhile, aim to keep each session from 15 to 30 minutes. Also, each set of exercises should be kept under one minute.

Q. Are vibration plates safe to use?

A. Yes, vibration plates are safe to use. However, it is important to stay within guidelines for duration, frequency and intensity of use. In fact, these machines are not like treadmills, ellipticals, and others where the more you put in, the greater your rewards.

Q. Who can use vibration plates?

A. Vibration plates are good for:

• Anyone suffering from back pain

• Those recovering from an injury

• Those with joint issues

• Anyone with limited mobility

• The elderly and weak individuals, who are unable or unwilling to perform conventional workouts

Q. Who should not use vibration plates?

A. Vibration plates should not be used by:

• Anyone with cardiovascular conditions or heart disease

• Also, vibration machines may be unsafe for anyone who had a stroke

• Anyone with a blood clotting disorder or deep vein thrombosis

• Those with muscle or bone injuries, recent sprain, strains, tear, or orthopedic surgery.

• Diabetics

• Pregnant women

• Anyone fitted with metal plates or pins

• Also, the elderly should discuss the use of these plates with their health care provider.

• Lastly, anyone using a pacemaker or other issues should check with your health care provider

Q. How vibration plates helps those with little time?

A. Vibration plates are especially beneficial to those with little time for cardio or strength workouts. Most of all, all that is required is to stand or sit on the plate for a maximum of up to 15 to 30 minutes a day. And, they can do this while watching the news, going through their emails, chatting on their mobile device, or talking on the phone.