In six months, the whole body vibration group exercising on Power Plate achieved a 25.7% reduction of cellulite on thighs and buttocks. The group exercised two to three times per week, in sessions of 8-13 minutes. The whole body vibration + cardio group achieved a 32.3% reduction of cellulite on thighs and buttocks, exercising two to three times per week in sessions of 8-13 minutes with whole body vibration, plus 24-48 minutes of cardio training.
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.
Cellulite is the dreaded “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” skin 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 and upper arms. Healthy solutions for reducing cellulite have been elusive, but this study suggests that Power Plate® training is effective. The German Sanaderm Clinic performed a six-month research project investigating the effects of whole body vibration training on cellulite.