Remember when you used to have to touch your toes with your fingers in gym class? Fast-forward to today, how's your flexibility looking now? If it's not quite in the "A" or even the "B" territory, it's probably time for some flexibility training.
As you grow older, your muscles decrease in both size and strength. As a result, you become stiffer and less supple.
Inactivity is one of the biggest reasons muscles lose their suppleness. So, if you want to improve your overall flexibility, it's time to get moving -- but in the right way.
Here's a look at how vibration therapy can benefit your flexibility training, increase your blood flow, and thus improve your overall cardiovascular health.
Let's jump in!
Why Vibration Therapy?
When you take advantage of vibration therapy, which involves the use of a vibration plate, you'll notice an improvement in your range of motion and flexibility within three to five minutes.
In turn, your quality of life and well-being will improve. You'll also feel less soreness in your muscles and may also improve your posture.
A couple of other benefits of vibration therapy will help you decrease your chances of being injured while exercising and completing daily activities, as your muscles will generally become more pliable.
Using Your Vibration Plate
When you're ready to use a vibration plate, you'll first want to stand on your machine with both arms stretched out on your sides so that you can test how flexible you are.
Then, turn your entire upper body from the hips to your right and left, pointing to any object you see after you've rotated to the farthest position possible.
Next, start your machine, look for your machine's previously set programs. Use three of them for a one minutes and 30 seconds each. Then, repeat the hip-turning-and-pointing exercise. it is recommended to bend your knees slitty.
You should notice yourself twisting your hips and pointing farther back the second time around. If so, congratulations!
If not, don't be discouraged. It might take a few more attempt to see a major change depending on your body's condition.
Another Exercise to Try
Here's another exercise worth trying on your vibration plate if you've never done it before. It's called the assisted hamstring stretch.
Here, you'll want to stand on your platform with your feet in the "3" position (think of a clock), and choose a frequency of 30 to 35 Hz. Then, keep your legs extended, and drop your upper body
Next, bend forward from your hips keep your legs straight, and bring the chest toward your knees trying to touch your toes with your arms and hands extended toward your feet. Maintain this position for a minute, then when the machine stop, bend your knees before getting back in an upright position. repeat once.
The more you do this, the more you'll notice the flexibility in your joints and muscles skyrocket. after a few weeks, you might be able to touch your toes again.
How We Can Help with Your Flexibility Training
We offer top-of-the-line body vibration plates designed not only to boost your flexibility but also to rebuild your bone and muscle mass, increase your metabolism and blood circulation, impacting your hormonal response Our machines are also known to improve balance, explosiveness, strength and blood flow.
Get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help you to feel better physically and thus get more satisfaction out of your exercise routine and daily activities in the years to come.