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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
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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
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001038S14
  • Item model number: VP 1000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,695 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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81 of 84 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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58 of 59 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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110 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Caponsacchi 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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37 of 39 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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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By synkat on October 1, 2011
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After reading a couple of other reviews I felt I must edit and update my own to include something about the assembly instructions as this seems to be a bone of contention with some purchasers. I, too, had a few hiccups with the assembly mostly due to the fact that a few parts came pre-assembled, but the instructions directed me to assemble them anayway. This meant that certain parts appeared to be "missing" when they were actually assembled and certain steps of the directions needed to be skipped over because they were already put together.

So, I really didn't have much trouble with it after I realized they had pre-assembled a lot of the smaller stuff. It actually made it easier to put together. Please don't let this keep you from purchasing a vibration platform. If you read the rest of my review, you will find that it has been a wonderful purchase for me. I think it is really amazing and requires almost no effort to be effective.

I am a 41 year old mother of 3 kids. I am at my ideal weight already, but my last pregnancy (which ended 18 months ago) left me with a mildly prolapsed bladder which no amount of regular exercising could snap back into shape. Also, after having 3 kids, the repeated weight gain and loss had left the backs of my legs looking saggy and unattractive. I was getting what I can only call "pre-celluite" and my skin in that area just looked uneven and a lumpy.

After using the LifeSpann VP-1000 for about 2 months, I have actually lost about 4 pounds and am experience a drastic improvement in the pain I was having from my prolapsed bladder. Plus I haven't had a bladder infection at all during this time (bladder infections are an unfortunate side effect of this condition).
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