Vibration Platform Machine FAQ

Contains vibration platform machine FAQ or frequently asked questions for vibration platform machines with handrails that are reviewed elsewhere on this site. Also, use with vibration platform machine buyers guide for more insight.

Q. How do you use the vibration platform machine?

A. There are countless ways to use the machine. For starters, simply stand on the platform with your knees bent 30 degrees for a few minutes. After you become comfortable with this basic workout, you can find other workouts that came with the machine.

Q. What is vibration intensity?

A. A vibrating plate moves a certain maximum distance on either side of its stationary position. This maximum distance is known as the amplitude and is measured in inches or other similar metrics. Furthermore, the intensity of vibrations depends on this amplitude. So, the bigger the maximum distance the plate travels, the more intense the vibrations.

Q. How does a vibration platform machine work?

A. As the vibration platform machine vibrates, it forces your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second. Now, 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. What are the benefits of vibration platform machines?

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

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

• Helps reduce bone loss and improve bone density

• Improves balance, flexibility, and coordination

• Improves immunity and blood flow or circulation

• 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 platform machine exercise?

A. The vibration platform machine 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 platform machine?

A. It is best to use this vibration machine for up to three or four times a week. Meanwhile, aim to keep each session between 15 to 30 minutes. Also, each set of exercises should be kept under 1 minute.

Q. Are vibration platform machines safe to use?

A. Yes, vibration platform machines 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 the vibration platform machine?

A. These machines are good for:

• Anyone suffering from back pain

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

• Anyone with limited mobility

• Those recovering from an injury

• Anyone with health issues like Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's

• Those with joint issues

Q. Who should not use the vibration platform machine?

A. These machines 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

• Pregnant women

• Anyone fitted with metal plates or pins

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

Q. How can the vibration platform machine help the elderly?

A. The vibration platform machine is especially beneficial to the elderly and others who find it difficult to regularly keep up with cardio or strength workouts. Most of all, all that is required is to stand or sit on the machine for a maximum of up to 15 to 30 minutes a day. And, they can do this while watching TV, listening to music, or in the company of others.

Q. How the vibration platform machine helps those with little time?

A. The vibration platform machine is 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 machine 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.