After I completed Train is Drugs, I started intrigued with the connection between train and sustaining bone density as we age, I blundered into the e-book Entire Physique Vibration: The Way forward for Good Well being on Amazon.
This e-book was fascinating. It made some robust claims like energy coaching for 10 minutes on a vibrating platform is value an hour of standard coaching. Unsure about that. However I did search round and discover proof for a connection between coaching on a vibrating platform and bone density. I discovered they’re much less then US $200 on Amazon, so I couldn’t resist and grabbed one. The one I picked was from Eilison. It’s a bit massive and klunky so I wouldn’t suggest getting one except you might have room to cover it someplace. There’s a nook behind a door the place I used to be capable of cover mine.
I assumed it might be fascinating to do a few of my leg workout routines on the platform and the ground. I figured it is likely to be further helpful for bones if I loaded the complete size of my physique, together with the backbone, whereas standing on it. So I constructed a platform I can do an isometric deadlift on. The handles I had laying round, and the cable was an outdated one for a bicycle lock I used to be now not utilizing. So for the platform I simply wanted to purchase one 2×4. One other vital space this masses is the femoral neck the place the femur angles over to the hip joint, as this can be a quite common space that fractures in older adults (it’s what they actually imply after they say you “broke your hip”). I really don’t have femoral necks manufactured from bone, mine are titanium, due to my synthetic hips. However this may also hold my femurs robust the place they comprise the insertion of the hip implant.
Verdict? It’s enjoyable. I tug for all I’m value on the handles whereas the platform is rattling my dental fillings (with the ability to hold my core tightened to guard the lumbar backbone):
I at the moment run it at stage 3, which is the vibration amplitude. I can bump it up as excessive as 5 over time. I additionally do different workout routines like isometric calf raises.
I don’t know if this was actually crucial. It actually prompted some doubtful appears from my spouse. Between resistance coaching, brisk strolling, and an honest food regimen, my bone density could have been okay anyway. However so long as I can depart this klunker tucked out of the way in which between makes use of, I’m having fun with having it.