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Postby Newlife » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:29 pm

Hi there,

My husband has just purchased a vibration training machine for our home and I had a quick look but could not see a thread about these. Does anyone have any comments or experience with these? I have been using it as per the instructions and it certainly feels like it is doing something but I would love to hear what any of you out there think.


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Re: Vibration Training

Postby Ophir » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:28 am

Is it is one of those black machines that all the celebs were into? If so, it was on Supersize v Superskinny last night and the group that used it had really good results with it.
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby mumnbub » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:32 pm

werent they popular in the 60's? I dont see how wabbling all the fat around helps other than improve circulation
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby Gordz » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:25 pm

depends what vibration it is... the oldschool 60's style rubber belt i beleive was a fad, but if you're talking about that thing with two platforms for your feet that shake violently while you stand on it with your knees bent, I beleive i read that that had seen good results with toning calfs and thighs, but gee... sounds like a great way to destroy your knees to me
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby foxyaussie » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:36 pm

Hi,
I actually asked my trainer about these the other day.He has 20+ years of experience as a trainer and various roles in the fitness industry. He has his own gym and is looking at possibly getting one.
In his opinion the lower wattage ones that you see on-line for about 300 bucks would not be strong enough. The higher wattage industrial strength ones (which are worth a few thousand $) are good he reckons, but you have to be careful not to go on there for more then 20 mins at a time. Cannot remember the reasons he said. He said the machines are good for overall toning.
He also said as they are newish machines there has been no long term studies completed into the long term effects the machines can possibly have on our bodies, and he thought maybe our brains too :?: He said he wasn't sure how good it can be for our brains to be shook like that on a regular basis :?: But who knows, hard to say really.
Sorry, hope the above makes sense to you all and it helps in your decision. If he ends up getting one I will let you know how it goes :)
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby Gordz » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:39 am

how does it shake your brain?? I thought you were supposed to stand on it with your knees bent, and like skiing, you absorb the impacts in your knees and thighs, which induced spot-firing of your muscles to keep you standing... hence no shaking of the head?
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby foxyaussie » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:20 pm

Hi Gordz,
How's your day going?
I'm not sure really, I was just repeating what the trainer told me. I have never used one and I'm not sure whether he has as well but he did say he has done quite a bit of research on the machines. Personally I think it would be a bit more than knees and thighs vibrating though. "It's good for a whole body workout" were his words. Who knows??? :? Anyone got any experience with them?
There are people at the local shopping centre selling them and they try to grab you as you walk past to have a go on one. I just cannot do it!!! I would feel really sorry for all the shoppers around to have to watch me shake my toosh in front of them :oops: And knowing my luck I will fall flat on my butt or face (yes has been known to happen whilst sober) when getting off it :roll: Let's just say I have a huge black bruise somewhere on my body at the moment from a similar incident. I should change my name to Queen of the Clumsiest :D
Would love to hear of anyone's progress and thoughts on it though.
Have a great monday Gordz and everyone :lol:
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby Gordz » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:32 pm

hehe, hi foxy aussie. Mondays are good for me because they go so fast, but apart from that it's just another work day. Nothing but optislim and chewing gum this week, I want another 2kg loss this week.

How are you? Welcome to the forum btw!
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby foxyaussie » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:43 pm

Thanks Gordz! I'm finding it such a great place to vent, chat and relate to everyone else going through similar times. Nice knowing I'm not the only person that has trouble losing weight, seemed like it at one stage when the 'black cloud' wouldn't go away :cry:
All great now! On top of the world!
How's the weather in Melbourne now, cooled down a bit?
I admire your ability to stick to the shakes, I wish I had the control to do it. Am actually thinking of replacing one meal a day with a shake though. So you reckon optislim is the best?
Good luck with those 2 kilos, nice progress pics too. You've done great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby Gordz » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:27 pm

thankyou thankyou! I think optislim is good, but it's the only one i've tried. I've heard nothing but good things about celebrity slim though. I still have 2 boxes of optislim, but hopefully i'll be at my goal before they're all used. thanks for your kind words re: my pics, i think its about time for a new set this week.
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Re: Vibration Training

Postby foxyaussie » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:24 pm

I look forward to seeing the latest progress pics Gordz. Just looking at your earlier progress pics, the change in the way you look overall is astounding. You look so much happier and content, even from the second lot of photos. Good on ya!
I too wish I had done the same to really track my progress.
Not weighing myself for another 2 weeks (4 weeks in total without weighing) as I want to shock myself :shock: And it doesn't help that I don't have a set of decent scales. Will get a digital set soon that measure body fat, water etc to be most accurate. I have certainly "muscled up" over the last 7 weeks so on the scales the weight loss shown will probably not be that much. 3 x 1hr sessions a week has been doing wonders for little ol' me.
Wearing a pair of jeans yesterday, I was constantly pulling them up for the whole day. Not to mention the underwear :oops: LOL
Yay, maybe I better start saving for new clothes to wear in NZ in may. Hhhmmm or better still where's that money tree gone??? :wink:
Have a good one Gordz :D
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