A few weeks ago, I purchased a vibration machine and said I would give an update on how I’m progressing with it.
The machine I opted for is the Vibrapower Slim 2 (no affiliate link). This type of machine was developed for the Russian Space Programme.
Vibration training was created to help cosmonauts stay fit while in space, where weight training wouldn’t work due to a lack of gravity.
The machine works by making your muscles work harder. It’s fun too!
Where between 40-60% of muscle fibres are worked with resistance machine exercise, vibration machines work almost 100% of muscles.
The VibraPower Slim 2 claims to give the following benefits:
- Muscle Building
- General Fitness
- Muscle Relaxation
The VibraPower comes with five preset programmed settings and a manual option. To date, I’ve stuck with the presets as I feel that they offer more than enough variety.
My first session was very interesting because I didn’t know what to expect. Everything wobbled vigorously. It was hilarious to be honest. I didn’t know that my bum could shake so much 😂
Having got used to the machine, and set it to the max, I can say with hand on heart that it really does give you a work out. A ten minute session burns around 130 Calories. I try to do three ten minute sessions in a day.
Simply standing on the vibration machine will work your muscles, but I like to get more involved and do exercises on it, such as squats and utilising the resistance bands which were provided.
After completing a session on the machine, the sweat can flood from your pores – it depends on how much work you are willing to put in.
You can also be left with minor aches, similar to what you would experience following a session in a gym.
In the few weeks that I’ve been using the vibration machine, I have definitely noticed a difference in my body – I feel more toned, plus I’ve also lost some weight, which is an added bonus ☺
I’m completely satisfied with my purchase.
I should add that I’m not using the machine as a single means of exercise. It is there to compliment my jogging and ‘bicycle’ sessions. I’ve also begun to work with weights, and also on lung resistance training.