3 Rules to remember

1. Any Vibration does not = Vibration Training
2. Light Vibration = Therapy
3. Heavy Vibration = Training

The Blacklist

Fq x Amplitude = A limited equation

This is only a short article, not designed so much as to teach, because you will already know most of this information. But instead its designed to get you looking at this subject in a different perspective, and ask yourself an important question. A question some people do not want you to ask.

"Hyper Gravity" stimulation is what a lot of companies talk about in terms of Vibration Training. You will also often hear the term "super over-compensation" used to describe the effect Vibration Training has on muscles. But using gravity as a constant and super over-compensation is actually something that describes most forms of work-outs we see at the gym.

A classic example of this is resistance training.

Why did resistance training get developed. I mean why not just use your own bodyweight in all workouts, Squat jumps, pull-ups, push-ups etc... why did someone go to the trouble of building a set of weights in the first place. The answer was simple and can be summed up in one word plateau.

Using your own body weight was found to simply not be enough and had too many limitations for the average person. There are only so many body weight exercises you can do, restricted by time and energy. Super over-compensation trains the muscles to get stronger and go for longer. The weights we see in the gym were designed to surpass those seemingly natural limitations.

How does this relate to Vibration Training ?

Well some companies will tell you the HyperGravity stimulation caused by the Fq x Amplitude ( how fast a machine moves per second, and how far it moves ) of a machine can not be surpassed. So according to that principle the ONLY option is to stay on the machine for longer and longer periods of time so your results do not plateau. Does that sound like someone has thought of all the physics options available to them ?

No it sounds exactly like a salesperson who only sells 10kg dumbbells telling you that 20kg dumbbells are useless and a waste of money. Not because it is true of course, but because he has put up a whole factory that only produces 10kg dumbbells.

At present these salespeople will use a standard "lack of research" to back up their marketing.  But lack of research did not stop the pioneers of resistance training from moving forward with logic.  And it is now when someone says " my machine is the best that can ever be built "  that logic should kick in and start you questioning their real motives.

Because it certainly isn't based on everything we know about the history of exercise equipment so far, is it ?