I’ve previously written about this study and how excited I was at the results. Now it’s been reported in “Obesity Facts – The European Journal of Obesity Vol 3 – issue in progress”
There’s a short abstract plus a link to the full (purchase) version of the study. I haven’t got the full version yet but the results are mind boggling – in a very good way!
Vibration Training on high force lineal or, as in the study, on medium force lineal Vibration Machines is very effective in achieving fat loss. Dietary help was also given to participants in the study and I’m sure everyone agrees, what we eat greatly affects our health and weight. We need the right nutrients to build muscle and to assist in burning fat during and after exercise.
What’s even more exciting than the statement “Vibration Training reduces Fat” is that visceral (or belly) fat reduced the most in the Vibration Training plus Diet group compared with the Fitness plus Diet group.
I wrote an article about this study in May, 2009 when the first press release was out:
Public release, 8th May, 2009, by the European Association for the Study of Obesity, an association established in 1986 and now with 2500 health professionals from 29 member countries, on the results of a controlled study performed at the Artesis University College and the University of Antwerp in Belgium states: vibration exercise machines may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat from the organs. Participants of the study who were part of the vibration training group lost 11% of their body weight and retained their loss at 10.5% after 12 months. They lost an amazing 47 square centimeters of visceral fat maintaining that loss at the final follow up.