Do Vibration Plates Work?

A mystery to many gym goers, the vibration plate is a massively underused resource - not only brilliant for doing high-speed shimmies, but just 10 minutes a day can help firm you up, trim belly fat and reduce cellulite.

Fitness buffs will agree their part in reducing lactic acid build up is also a massive bonus. So, if you’re one of those people who struggles to make it down the stairs after a full-on squat session, having a post workout wiggle can help eliminate muscle aches too.

And if you’re going to get your jiggle on, you don’t always want a crowd of people getting a free glimpse of how bootylicious you are, so doing it at home in front of the cast of Eastenders is much more appealing.

The answer? A vibration plate.

What is a vibration plate?

A vibration plate or ‘power plate’ is a machine that you stand on while it sends high-speed vibrations through your whole body. Designed to stimulate your muscles at a much higher rate than normal, it is a very efficient way to strengthen and tone.

Hold different positions while using the plate and you’ll be able to target different areas of the body.

How do vibration plates work?

fitness expert does a plank on a mirafit vibration plate

Vibration plates work by sending strong pulses through your body, forcing your superfast twitch fibres to work at a highly inefficient rate – so you are using up lots of energy just to stay on the plate.

The Mirafit Vibration Plate has been designed to be as versatile as possible. By using your own body’s reflexes, the plate works your muscles in a way that doesn’t get you out of breath but still gives you a full body workout.

By holding stress positions such as squats, you’ll get the most out of your plate as your body works to adjust to the different oscillating speeds.

Is a vibration plate good for weight loss?

fitness expert does a squat on a mirafit vibration plate

With echoes of those 1950s vibrating belt machines running through your mind, you’d be forgiven for thinking that vibration plates are of a similar ilk – luckily, they’re not.

Vibration plates are sophisticated pieces of technology which are much more powerful and streamlined so that you can target your muscles as well as your fat stores.

How do vibration plates help you lose weight?

When used properly, a combination of daily, 10-minute vibration plate sessions along with proper diet and exercise can really boost your weight loss, and give you the results you have been aiming for.

An uninterrupted platform, the Mirafit Vibration Plate makes it possible to hold a wide variety of positions without any handle bars getting in the way. Its slimline design also means it takes up minimal space in your home, so it can be brought out and stored away quickly and easily.

The strong rubber grips provide a good level of support, but are also soft to touch. This makes it much more comfortable when performing plank and sit up positions.

Why use a vibration plate?

Not only can Vibration Plates help you with your health regime, they are also great for targeting symptoms of a modern lifestyle. Too much time spent sat down behind a computer can leave us feeling achy and sore.

And if you suffer from tightness around your hips – or even sciatica – using the vibration plate regularly will help ease muscle tension, allowing you to stay active and reduce trigger points.

How to use a vibration plate

There are a variety of positions you can hold while using the vibration plate. The important thing to remember is to make sure you are tensing your muscles while using the plate, so that you are engaging your superfast twitch fibres!

Some of the positions you can hold/exercises you can try while on the vibration plate include:

• Squats

• Plank

• Heel raises

• Push-ups

• Incline hip raises (with your feet on the plate and your back on the floor)

• Hip Flexor/Quad stretch

• Lunges

• Leg raises

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