Vibe Plate- The Ultimate Fitness Biohack
Lately, I’ve been using the vibe plate to enhance my workouts. Whole Body Vibration Training (WBVT) allows you to recruit more muscle fibers in a shorter period of time. You have a choice: exercise for 30-60 minutes or do a few simple exercises on the vibe plate for 15 minutes to get lymphatic, circulatory, and muscle growth benefits.
Vibe Plate Benefits
The number 1 reason Americans say they can’t consistently exercise is lack of time. The vibe plate works up to 95% of your muscles’ capacity, whether you are standing on it with your knees bent or doing other exercises. Traditional resistance training recruits 40-60% of your muscle fibers. You can get great fitness results with three or four 15-30 minute vibe plate sessions per week instead of spending hours in the gym.
Balance your hormones
One study showed that men who committed to 10 sessions of WBVT experienced a significant increase in growth hormone, an increase in testosterone, and a decrease in cortisol. Healthy growth hormone and testosterone levels are an essential part of weight loss, muscle composition, and fat burning. Conventional exercise has hormonal benefits as well. However, conventional training can spike your cortisol (the stress hormone) for up to 20 hours after your workout is over. Producing too much cortisol can prevent workout recovery and keep you feeling low energy. Training on the Vibe Plate has been found to decrease cortisol during and after the workout.
Lose more fat
A weight loss study showed that people who did WBVT lost 3.5% more body fat and 30 cm2 more visceral fat shrinkage than people who followed a conventional exercise plan. The impressive WBVT results are accredited to the vibe plates’ ability to balance hormones and alter the metabolism.
Gain more strength
WBVT adds more reflexive muscle contraction and acceleration into your workout. Compared to resistance training, WBVT produced greater strength gains over the course of 6 weeks.
- Increased bone mineral density and mass
- Lymphatic drainage
- Increased flexibility, mobility, and balance
- Pain reduction
- Positive metabolic changes in prostate, stomach, kidney, bladder, bowel, and bone health
How can I access a vibe plate?
Many high-end gyms like Midtown and Equinox have Power Plates available for use. Chiropractic and physical therapy rehab centers also may offer sessions using a vibe plate. Lastly, holistic centers like The Energy Bar may also have WBVT. The best option, although it is an investment, is to have one at home. I have a Bulletproof Vibe Plate that I love! It is in the mid price range… lower cost than a Power Plate, but high quality unlike some of the vibe plates on amazon. Warning: it is noisy. Get 1-2 thick rubber mats to put underneath it if you life in a townhouse or apartment. You can checkout the Bulletproof Vibe using this link.
How to use a vibe plate
This video by Bulletproof gives a few examples of exercises you can do on a power plate or vibe plate.