Over Rate Vibration Trainers
I’ve read the research, both good and bad. I am not convinced they are a good investment.
At a sanctioned strength clinic years ago, a PhD presented her research on them demonstrated that had some value. In quizzing her on them, she stated that to obtain a Vibration Trainer that did what it needed to do, you’d need to spend a minimum of $10,000.
I work in Commercial Fitness Equipment Sales. We have Vibration Trainers on the floor to sell. The Vibration Trainers are priced from close to $2,000 to $5,000.
There is virtually no demand for them in the commercial market, even amount University Athletic Programs.
A secondary market, that they may have an application is with Physical Therapy. However, there no demand for them with Physical Therapist.
The Take Home Message
If Vibration Trainers really did what they have been promoted to do, you’d find them in Health Club Gym, University Athletic Program and in Physical Therapy Clinics. However, there virtually no demand for them in any setting.
A Strength Coaches Evaluation of Vibration Trainers
His perspective was if Vibration Training was that effective, people who worked with Jack Hammers every day would be some of the strongest and fittest people on the plant." A bit over the top statement but it drives the message home.
With that said, I believe they may have some value.
Vibration Trainers do build bone, work fast twitch muscle fiber and increase blood flow. Thus, they may have some value for recovery or therapy.
However, walking and running builds bone density better and increases blood flow to a greater extent.
Fast twitch muscle fiber can be developed with Limit Strength and Explosive Strength Training.
Going to help you increase your Bench Press, Squat or Deadlift.
It is definitely not going to help you lose any weight. How did you ever come up with that?
slightly increase your training recovery.