Power Plate® Training Helps Reduce Cellulite


One of the biggest health issues for obese people is visceral (or abdominal) fat. Visceral fat is the fat tissue between the organs in the abdomen. It is a major health concern because there is a strong correlation between high levels of visceral fat and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.


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.

What is cellulite?


The dreaded "orange peel" or "cottage cheese" skin is a condition many women suffer from. The subcutaneous tissues are a web of connective tissue, where much of a woman's body fat is stored. As the separate layers of tissue are connected to the skin by relatively inelastic fibers, the service of the skin can become dimpled and puckered when the fatty cells get enlarged. Contributing to the "mattress" effect is fluid retention, the storage of environmental toxins, hormonal factors, and lack of circulation. When circulation within this web of connective tissues becomes blocked, cellular waste stagnates, and these tissues harden as the skin loses its elasticity. The puckering or "mattress" effect is caused by this act of shriveling, dimpling and adherence of the skin to tissues underneath.

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

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Fig. 2A Change in circumference of the buttocks of the whole body vibration group and the whole body vibration + cardio group. Fig. 2B Training time of whole body vibration group and whole body vibration + cardio group

Two groups were studied:


Fifty-five subjects were divided into two groups. The first group only trained on a Power Plate® machine, two to three times per week, for sessions of 8-13 minutes. 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:

How whole body vibration was used:

Participants performed four exercises on the Power Plate® in a workout of 8-13 minutes. The results showed a significant reduction in cellulite in both groups, showing improvement on all variables.

Conclusions:


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