WBV Machine Workouts: Truth, Do’s and Don’ts

There are many benefits of using a whole body vibration platform but there are also contraindications.

[Transcript]  Hi guys and welcome back to the stretching Samurai. My name is Patrick Orville. Today I’m going to give you the truth the lowdown on vibration plates.

Now it’s important to note that there are some contraindications to using this machine but there’s a lot also benefits of using these machines. So here’s a lowdown. My boards got contraindications and how to use it. Ok if you’re a trainer and any of your clients answers yes to any of those it’s a definite no-no. So let’s look at what is out – ICD implants, surgical implants, anything with a screw. You know that your clients broke the femur bone and he’s got screws all the way down his legs that’s just not a good idea so vibrations plates are not recommended for this type of operation. Ok, Ankylosing Spondylitis, you got brittle spine you’ve got extreme ribcage stiffness okay sometimes people seniors around their 70s have brittle spines putting them on a vibration machine is just not a good idea. Ok you need to loosen up the rib cage the diaphragm and then maybe you can try under the consultation of a maybe a doctor or professional.

Ok now detached retina. I’m not going to say anything about that you got a detached retina you just don’t want to go on that there’s way too much vibration going up to the neck the brain shakes like you’re in a blender it’s just not a good idea.

Ok blood clot, Thrombosis, pregnancy if you’re pregnant it’s not a good idea right. There are heart disorders you’ve got a heart disorder there’s a lot of Hertz frequencies the heart’s basically live off of frequencies we just don’t want to create anything that will create a shock to the heart ok.

Now how to get maximum results very simple guys you want to work at 30 Hertz. Okay I know the machine can go from 20 to 50 but 30 Hertz is the optimum results at under 15 minutes. Now 15 minutes at 30 Hertz how can I get maximum results? Well two Tabitha training intervals okay 20 seconds of work 10 seconds off just rotate around a routine 10 to 15 minutes you’re done you’re going to have amazing results and remember guys when you use a vibration place the G-force goes from one point eight six to six G’s. That’s a lot of stress on the body. Alot of people worry sometimes that it can create neurological disorders the brain might be shaken up too much this is why we don’t want to do too much. I put my clients on vibration place but only 10 to 15 minutes every workout very little and I make sure that their knees are bent the spine is aligned and less vibration goes to the brain.

So just remember that okay. So long term a vibration machine can be great for muscle activation to use 30 Hertz 15 minutes or less do Tabitha intervals you’re getting the amazing results great definitions. So thanks a lot guys this is Patrick Revell hope to see you soon.[End  of Transcript]

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