Feb
18

Whole Body Vibration Helps to Reduce Cellulite

As the awareness about Power Plate machines continue to grow we want to keep you updated with all our research findings and the one that every woman will love to know is that exercising on a whole body vibration platform helps eliminate cellulite.

So what is cellulite? It’s that dreaded ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’ that many of us women suffer from. It is actually a fancy name for collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person’s skin, which causes the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy!! Yuck – :(

Specific areas that concern many women are the buttocks, thighs, calves, ankles and upper arms. Healthy solutions for defeating cellulite have been elusive, but in this study the effectiveness of whole body vibration training in dealing with this problem is clearly shown – Are you still following? :)

The German Sanaderm Clinic performed a six-month research project to investigate the effects of Acceleration Training™ on cellulite.

Two groups were studied:
Fifty-five subjects were divided into two groups.
1. The first group only trained on a Power Plate® machine, two to three times per week, for sessions of 8-13 minutes.
2. The second group also used whole body vibration, but supplemented their 8-13 minute whole body vibration workouts with 24-48 minutes of cardio training.

Baseline measurements and tests were completed at the beginning of the study, and repeated six months later. The data collected consisted of:
• Skin condition (the measure of cellulite or evaluation of the deposits of dimpled fat under the skin).
• Circumference of calf muscles, buttocks, and upper thigh.
• Body composition: body fat percentage, lean mass percentage.

Study conclusions:
In six months, the whole body vibration group – which exercised on the “classic” Power Plate machine – achieved a 25.7% reduction of cellulite on thighs and buttocks, exercising two to three times per week, in sessions of 8-13 minutes.

The whole body vibration + cardio group achieved a 32.3% reduction of cellulite on thighs and buttocks, exercising two to three times per week in sessions of 8-13 minutes with whole body vibration, plus 24-48 minutes of cardio training.

Findings:
These research findings reveal a new and exciting solution for fat loss and collagen remodeling. Finally, cellulite loss can be healthy, efficient, time-saving and fun, allowing whole body vibration users to maintain a youthful and lean, healthy look in a relatively short time and in just a few sessions per week – HOW AMAZING!!

Conclusions:
This study proves that easy, simple and efficient whole body vibration training can defeat cellulite; it can accelerate and enhance collagen remodelling, improve circulation, increase lean tissue, help people to lose fat and reduce the size of buttocks, thighs and calves.

So I guess it’s time for me to lie on that Power Plate machines and watch the cellulite disappear…!