How Often Should You Use Your Vibration Plate?

December 31, 2011 by plates  
Filed under Safety

Everyone knows that a vibration plate is one of the gentlest and easiest ways that you can exercise – it’s one of the biggest benefits that comes with owning and using a vibration plate. But that benefit can quickly turn into a negative if you overuse it. Because the workout is so gentle, it’s much more difficult to tell when you’re overworking yourself because you won’t feel any pain or stinging of the joints and muscles to tell you so. So how are you supposed to tell how long is too long on a vibration platform?

Most vibration plates can be used every single day, but they should never be used for more than 20 – 30 minutes at a time. Also, you should only exercise on the platform once a day, meaning you should never be on it for more than half a hour per day. It’s important to keep in mind too, that those who have bone problems, such as osteoporosis, or those who have joint problems, such as those with arthritis, might find even 30 minutes on the platform too long. For those individuals, it’s often recommended that the platform should only be used three times a week for half an hour at a time.

Vibration plates will also always come with a manual that will outline the recommended time for use so those guidelines should always be checked. And of course, if you’re ever in doubt or if vibration plates are a new part of your workout routine, check with your doctor first to make sure that it’s safe for you to use.

Vibration platforms do provide a gentle and easy way to exercise. But just because you don’t feel a lot of tugging, pulling, or pain while you’re working out doesn’t mean that you haven’t overworked yourself. And it’s important that you keep an eye on the clock to make sure that you don’t overdo it.


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