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LifeSpan Fitness VP-1000 Vibration Plate


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  • Innovative whole body vibration exerciser improves muscle strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Efficient and effective workouts include abductor stretch, lunge, calf raise, push-up, abdominal twist, and more
  • Dual motion pivoting system with 20 levels of intensity and 5 preset workout times
  • 300-pound maximum weight capacity
  • Warranty: five years on frame, one year on parts and labor
  • Fitness Professor Review 1st Runner Up, Best Vibration Unit under $1,000


Product Description

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Enjoy the benefits of whole body vibration using the LifeSpan VP1000 Vibration Plate. Its dual-motion design encompasses an up/down pivoting system and a secondary front/back pivot. The result is a multi-dimensional platform movement that enhances the benefits you'll receive from whole body vibration, including improved muscle strength, balance and flexibility. In addition to standing in an upright position, there are many other uses of the vibration plate to increase your physical activity and improve your strength, including calf stretches, lunges, squats, pushups, sit-up twists and tricep dips. Assembly is required.

How It Works
Whole body vibration is achieved by being on a platform that vibrates at a high frequency, causing your muscles to contract and stretch to maintain balance without your brain being actively involved. The rapid involuntary reflex intensifies even the simplest exercises. This fast repetition of your muscles reacting along with the controlled low impact to the bones creates the growth and strength.



The platform's design provides multi-directional vibration, with movement up and down, side to side, and front to back.



Enhance your workout routine with the VP-1000.

The primary use of a vibration plate requires that you simply stand on the vibration plate in proper position while the vibration plate moves. Duration and frequency are important elements to consider in using a vibration plate. If you're physically fit, vibration exercise sessions should last no more than 15 minutes. If you're just beginning an exercise program, limit your time to 10 minutes per session. Whole body vibration should be used 2-3 times a week to supplement your cardiovascular workouts, with adequate time in-between sessions to recuperate.

About Whole Body Vibration
Vibration technology is relatively new to the fitness industry but the technology was developed in the 1960s for Russian cosmonauts to prevent muscle atrophy and loss of bone density due to the lack of gravity in space. This proven technology is now used by elite athletes, those rehabilitating from an injury, and those interested in expanding their exercise regiment to take advantage of the health benefits achieved by using whole body vibration.

Specifications:

  • 20 levels of vibration intensity
  • 5 preset workouts
  • Vertical and horizontal vibration
  • Motor: 1.2 horsepower
  • Maximum user weight: 300 pounds
  • Unit Weight: 105 pounds
  • Platform Height: 9 inches
  • Platform Area: 15 by 23 inches
  • Product Height: 55 inches

Manufacturer's Warranty
Five years for frame, one year for parts and labor



Get a more intense workout as you perform lunges, squats, calf raises, pushups, situp twists, and more.


Product Details

See the VP-1000 in Health Magazine [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 23 x 55 inches ; 105 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 160 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001038S14
  • Item model number: VP 1000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,247 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Very easy to put the few parts together that's required.
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Frankly, it's been a great incentive to exercise simply because it just feels so good!
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Increases circulation, muscle tone, bone density, and many other things.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 72 people found the following review helpful By JohnSays on February 28, 2012
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I should give this machine 5 stars for what it is. However, I bought it thinking it to be something it is not. It is not a strength training machine. It will not increase your bone density or significantly increase your strength. Why? Because, per the very excellent book, "Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport," these good things happen above 25 Hz. This machine has settings from 1 to 20. 1 to 20 what? Nowhere is hertz specified. My experience with another machine that specifies hertz tells me, subjectively, that this machine is running to maybe 15 Hz. Anything below 25 relaxes muscles. Quite simply, the muscle has the time to contract and fully relax. Above 25 Hz they do not relax and that is how you take them to fatigue, and thus the body is signaled to put on more muscle strength and bone mass.

What this machine is good for is the person who is very very out of shape (I'm not) or who has mobility problems. It can do many good things and that is covered in the book too. For example, it can really help a person with balance/walking problems. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a quality machine that I can afford that will operate up to 30 Hz with a pivoting plate. VibraFlex (a Galileo derivative) will do the job for 8 to 12 grand. VibraSlim and VibraTrim are in the 2 grand price range, but I have not yet thoroughly investigated them.

Here is something to watch out for: Machines that claim a certain speed but do not achieve it with you on-board. The speed claim is for an unloaded plate! I also noticed with the VP-1000 that the speed would change significantly by shifting my weight. It would start to bog and then gradually pick up lost speed. The VP-1000 also lists no amplitude. In essence you do not actually know what you are buying.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Gene Mcvay on February 5, 2009
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I can feel the difference in my joints and mobility from using the VP-1000. My wife also says the pain in her neck and shoulders is lessening. The assembly is not complicated and the allen wrenches necessary are included. I jumped on with some exercise weights and probably topped 270 pounds. The VP-1000 took it in stride. Check the weight limits on others. I looked for a vibration plate on eBay and elsewhere. As usual, Amazon had the best price with lighting fast shipping. I don't know how they do it. As the author of Top Gun Management, I fancy myself an expert in customer service and management. I come down hard on rip offs and inferior products. I don't think the VP-1000 or Amazon.com will disappoint you.
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108 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Chell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 15, 2009
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I had never heard of whole-body vibration-therapy machines until seeing this one in an Amazon Gold Box special. Even though I was immediately intrigued, images of electroshock therapy machines (for treating refractory depression) and death-row electric chairs immediately began competing with recollections of 19th-century crackpot claims on behalf of the miraculous benefits of electrical devices (grow hair? reverse time?) to give me cause for pause. If you, like me, decide to ignore mundane common sense and to proceed, here's what to expect:

The device comes in two cartons, totaling almost 150 pounds (if I'd had five or ten bucks on me, I would have tried to persuade the two congenial, strapping young delivery men to carry the boxes up the two flights of stairs). The haul proved manageable for this 170-pound AARP card-carrier, though getting the machine out of the carton required some careful strategizing. I panicked a couple of times when it appeared I was missing critical bolts, screws, spring and flat washers, but the missing parts had been "temporarily" installed, requiring unscrewing and rescrewing. The two included Allen wrenches will probably serve you well enough, but if you have a magnetic Phillips and hex wrench handy, count yourself lucky. At times I could have used a second person but was nevertheless able to get the thing up and running in less than 2 hours.

Recommendations are, for most people, to use the device three times a week, limiting each session to ten minutes. The plate doesn't "shake and bake," or give you a 'buzz job" like the coin-operated foot-relief machines I recall seeing at carnivals.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A. Haag on July 25, 2009
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I waited a year to purchase this vibration plate and finally decided to go ahead after recent studies concluded the effectiveness of such training. Frankly, it's been a great incentive to exercise simply because it just feels so good! I start out my sessions just standing on it and it literally wakes up my body and I go through my routine with enthusiasm. I can't tell if it's given me extra muscle and bone mass, but the fact that I WANT to exercise with it may be meeting my goals anyway. Sadly, the cellulite seems to stick around and enjoy the workout, too, but I'm ever hopeful that it may eventually give up and go away. Anyway, after over two months of use, I'm still enthusiastic about this purchase.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Andrea on November 4, 2010
After seeing this product on a Gold Box deal a while back, I decided to pull the trigger and purchase the LifeSpan Vibration Trainer. I can honestly say that I have been very satisfied up to this point with my decision to choose this method of strength training while being very skeptical at first.

It was actually recommended by my doctor and thru much research of the benefits of vibration. First and foremost it does not shake the weight off like some of these products have touted but I have seen a significant increase in my energy levels and my flexibility. I can certainly notice better blood flow primarily in my feet and less fatigue throughout the day in my muscles, most notably my lower body. There are twenty levels of "intensity" as they call it, and I have found that each level has its own benefit to specific muscle groups. I enjoy calf raises, and lunges on this machine at a lighter vibration interval. I feel as though I can strengthen my muscles and decrease the tension on my joints. The motion is a very fluid up and down, side to side vibration that seems to respond to applied pressure. It does not feel overwhelmingly shaky, but rather comfortably oscillating.

The machine is very solid and the handlebars have multiple grab points. The unit weighs about 110 lbs but does have transport wheels to move the unit if needed. When it came in two separate boxes, I was a bit skeptical at first thinking that a lot of assembly was required, but not the case. The manual was easy to follow and the tools were included which made it easy to assemble. There is a lot of information on line about the benefits. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is starting to lose some range of motion, flexibility or looking to try something new to your workout.
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