3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Weight and Resistance Training

Weight and Resistance Training Boost weight loss, and look great!

Vibrogym

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: uk
Posts: 28

Default Vibrogym

The gym I use has just purchased a Vibrogym. The staff are very enthusiastic, I am sceptical. Does anyone have any information regarding the use of vibration while working out.
alberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
in development
 
silverbirch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Wales, Britain
Posts: 3,013

Height: 5' 6"

Default

Crikey, alberta! What on earth is that?
__________________
Silverbirch
silverbirch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Greekgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lyon, france
Posts: 331

Default

I think it could be what is caled a Powerplate in Europe, Silverbirch (long time no see too!) have a look at www.powerplate.com
It is a vibrating platform that is supposed to do more, more inensely and in 1/3 of the time needed for the same results doing conventional exercise.
I have not used it, but heard that it has not had a lot of serious scientific backing, although it is widely used. My instructor did not like it, the vibrations were to static and uncomfortable for him. I would like to try it, if only to see what it's like

greetings,

Lieke
Greekgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 12,780

Default

Someone just emailed this link to us - http://www.vibrogym.com/ I've never heard of it either. But I'm reminded of those vibrating belt machines from the 1950s
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
mox
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 93

Default Huh?

I don't understand -- do you just stand on the machine and let it vibrate you? Or is it like a vibrating step machine? Now that could be challenging ...
__________________
Mox
mox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2005, 07:25 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
ellenuw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 416

Default

Gee Mox, what a thought, and I am having enough trouble with the bosu!
__________________
Ellen

I refuse to give up control for convenience

S/C/G
230/180/TBD (size 10?)
ellenuw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2005, 08:56 AM   #7
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,758

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzanne 3FC
But I'm reminded of those vibrating belt machines from the 1950s
Those were my thoughts exactly too those vibrating machines, they made your butt tingle but I doubt they made the fat go away
__________________
I l e n e
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.

Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2005, 02:05 PM   #8
Working My Way Back Down
 
WaterRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,982

Default

Oh my, haven't thought of those for years! My mother used to go to a "place" (I hesitate to call it a gym) where they had them.
__________________
Pat

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh
WaterRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 11:50 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Greekgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lyon, france
Posts: 331

Default

I looked at the vibrogym site, it is like the powerplate (Dutch design)
Greekgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:24 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2