Sabado, Agosto 12, 2017

Do Vibration Plates Really Work?

When it comes to vibration plates, many people, including me, often ask if they are actually useful? Do they work?

Vibration plates are platforms that you stand on, or you kneel on them or rest your elbows or hands on them – you can use them how you wish. The platforms themselves vibrate, the vibration intensity is something you can control using the panel – you can turn the intensity up or down depending on the level and type of workout you are doing.

Along with the platforms that vibrate – or vibrating plates – many models out there also have straps that you can hold onto using your hands (or ankles) by wish you vary your workout positions and actions working different muscle groups.

The vibration, some experts believe, when activates in the right setting – promote fat loss and muscle toning. By vibrating your body as a whole while you stand in certain positions can give you the feeling of having worked out.

In my professional opinion, I am convinced yes they do work. Of course for them to be fully effective, you would still need to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

They certainly will not burn as much calories as a run or an hour or so on the cross trainer would. But the vibration plate would be a very good post workout exercise so I would always leave it until right at the end when kdjdidj9I am really fatigued and then burn the last few calories on the vibration plate. The workout will not be near as intense as other machines in the gym but as a finisher to your workout session, this is a good way to end the day.

Another good idea to use it is having one at home and using it while you watch tv in the evenings. Find the best vibration plates at

So, what are your thoughts people, do you think vibration plates work? Have they worked for you?

I would love to hear what you guys think.

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Lunes, Enero 30, 2017

Why Buy A Cross Trainer?!

Why Not Walk Or Bike?

When we think of working out, we immediately think running or riding the bike. Both of which are great physical activities and really good forms of cardio vascular exercises.

In addition to the treadmill and exercise bikes in the gym, there is also the cross trainer. The cross trainer, also known as an elliptical trainer is the ultimate in low impact cardio while maintaining a high intensity workout.

The cross trainer will give you a full body workout, where the bike and treadmill predominantly target the legs and the lower body in general. You hold on to the handles where you push and pull with your arms. This activates the muscles in your arms, shoulders, chest and back. At the same time as peddling activating your legs, abs and glutes.

cross-trainers-treadmillsToning It

While traditionally people use the cross trainer for cardio, it is also often used for toning purposes. So if you wanted to shape your legs and glutes, you could set the machine so you hone in and work on those areas exclusively. In the same instance, if you wanted to workout your arms, you would follow suit.

There are many different types of cross trainers on the market today, the best cross trainers have an in-built console with various settings, resistance levels, heart rate sensors, user profiles and many other features. Check more out at

Things To Consider When Buying

It is always advised to first workout what it is you want in a cross trainer, also look at your budget and the physical space you have in your home to store and use the trainer, it is wise to check the warranty period as well – to make sure the cross trainer will be seen to if something were to go wrong with it. Most of the top manufacturers offer an in-home service and repair within their warranty period.

Here are some good points to consider when buying a cross trainer. While it is a decent sized investment, it could be your best investment this year! (that is if you’re serious about keeping fit!).

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