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Vibration plates generate whole-body vibrations to force your muscles to contract reflexively as well as make it slightly harder to keep your balance while you work out.
Vibration plates are available in some gyms, but many are also compact and affordable enough for home use. Some are designed to stand on, some to sit on, but some of the best vibration plates are adjustable for either sitting or standing.
Generally, people perform exercises like sit-ups, pushups or squats, or lightweight dumbbell exercises on vibration machines, but newer vibration plates are often designed to be used with resistance bands for a wider variety of exercises.
Right now, there’s some evidence that vibration plate therapy can make workouts more effective, contributing to greater fat loss and muscle growth. There’s also initial evidence that they can lower inflammation and improve gut health.