Looking for innovative ways to get fit in your front room as a result of the global pandemic? This deal might be right up your street. Walmart are currently offering a vibration plate setup – a way to tone muscle, including resistance bands for an added upper-body workout – at an enormous discount.
For a limited time, you can get over 50% off this electronic vibration plate, as the price has been reduced from $219.99 to just $99.99 (opens in new tab). Check out the details below:
Vibration Plate Walmart deal: See the offer here
Vibration Plate Exercise Machine Full Body Fitness Platform w/ Resistance Bands | was $219.99 | now just $99.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Customize your workout experience with this fully-kitted-out setup. Choose from 10 preset workout modes (viewable on an LCD screen) and adjust the speed between 99 different levels. Attached suction pads on the bottom reduce impact on your flooring while helping prevent slippage.
Vibration Plate Walmart deal: Why get this offer?
It's best we clear up something before we go any further: it's often thought vibration plates can be used to "jiggle" away fat, but this is not the case. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine (opens in new tab) studied vibration plate training in previously untrained women for 24 months, and found little to no extra fat loss.
However, what it did find is muscle gain. The study's authors write: "whole body vibration training induces a gain in knee-extensor strength combined with a small increase in fat free mass. The gain in strength is comparable to the strength increase following a standard fitness training program consisting of cardiovascular and resistance training."
Resistance bands are also included in this deal, which are a great way to build upper-body muscle. Just check out our best chest workouts with resistance bands page and best resistance bands guide for more info.
Building muscle is an essential part of any fitness journey because it contributes to your body composition – the muscle-to-fat ratio – which is an excellent indicator of all-round fitness. In addition, plenty of studies have found gaining lean muscle and strength correlates with fat loss, making the vibration plate a great addition to any all-round fitness regime.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and is currently Fitness and Wellbeing Editor at TechRadar, covering all things exercise and nutrition on Fit&Well's tech-focused sister site. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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