Will whole body vibration (WBV) help me lose weight?

Eric Beard
Sports Medicine

Yes, Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV) can help you lose weight and have more fun while you are at it. WBV seems like the superhero of fitness techniques with all of it’s advertised benefits; faster strength gains, improved bone density, better balance, more powerful and explosive movements and enhanced flexibility. When used correctly it can help you to burn more calories in a shorter period of time. WBV can also provide variety to your workouts. Variety keeps the mind involved and the body guessing and those two things alone can help to burn more calories and shed unwanted fat. Keep in mind that a proper meal plan and a comprehensive fitness program, both followed with consistency, are the only way to see long term weight loss.

Yes. Whole body vibration (WBV) may help you lose weight. When compared to more traditional forms of resistance training, WBV has been shown to provide similar benefits in strength improvement, hormone response, and calorie burning but in a fraction of the time. Based on these findings, it would not be unreasonable to assume that WBV, when combined with a sensible diet, may assist in weight loss in a similar manner to traditional resistance training programs.

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