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Vibrate your way fit!
Member Name: RLB2
Advantages: Improved muscle tone, reduced cellulite, quick and easy to use
Disadvantages: Very expensive to buy your own...find a gym with one!
After using a Vibrogym at my gym, I actually was so impressed with the results that I decided to buy one for my home. Vibrogym is the original vibrating piece of gym equipment and is really easy to use, once set up, using the included instructions, you just have to set the vibration to the intensity that you wish to use and the duration and then press start. Mine came with a full set of exercises on DVD that you can do to work the various parts of your body, but I mainly use it to aid my strength training. There has been a lot of research into vibration training over the last few years and it has been shown to (among other things) reduce recovery time of muscles from sport, help with sports injuries, reduce aching muscles, increase muscle performance and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The unit is quite loud when in use, so probably not suitable for a flat or terraced house, where you're likely to disturb the neighbours (I would recommend finding a gym that has one in that case). The unit is also heavy (unsurprising given it is made out of steel), weighing 140kg, so not for lifting and carrying by yourself.
Actually using the unit is very straightforward and feels quite strange to start with because your whole body is vibrating. You only have to use it once a week to see a benefit, but three times a week you will see a major difference in your workouts. You also have to make sure you are well hydrated before using this machine, because if not you're liable to get a headache. Other than that it's really easy to follow the instructions that are provided. I've noticed a real difference in the tone of my muscles since starting using this, and would recommend other people to try it. I would however perhaps not go as far as I have and buy this product, find a gym that has one and give it a go!
Summary: A great bit of kit that I would recommend people trying in their local gym!