Operation Inch Loss

Written by Lauren on. Posted in General

For weeks the women up at the community centre where we have our craft group and where the Boys go to Creche have been excitedly chatting about going to “wobble.”  Intrigued I found out that they had been visiting our local Flabelous salon.  Never heard of it?  Neither had I so I have popped on some info from the website for you to get your head around!

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The Concept The concept is based on Newton’s Law on gravitation. The plates on the FLABeLOS move up and down at different speeds. Your body naturally tries to stabilise you. These amplitude changes and changes in speed increase the impact on the muscles and create more involuntary muscle contractions. The tilting movement alternating continuously that results in muscle contractions and generates vibration impulses to you muscle. These impulses travel to the spinal cord along your nerves that controls the muscles for balancing movement. Head shake is minimised during exercise as the movement is absorbed in the pelvis How FLABeLOS Works? The FLABeLOS machine is a new training tool. Through research and cunning technology, vibration training has been proven to improve and benefit the body in many ways. The Soviets used WBV (Whole Body Vibration) training in the early 1970?s for their professional and Olympic athletes. However today, decades later not only is it available to you, it is even more advanced in technology, creating even more proven benefits. The FLABeLOS machine sends out a fast sequence of vibrations specifically designed to trigger and stimulate muscle walls.

The FLABeLOS employs a ‘pivotal’ system that it oscillates as compared to the action of a seesaw. You will receive greater forces transmitted into your body with the feet / hands positioned further apart.

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So basically it’s a vibrating plate that you stand on and it stimulates the whole body and should encourage inch loss.  Now we all know how sceptical I can be so I put off tagging along until the girls announced that they were having a Wobble Party!  I drafted in reinforcements in the form of my best friend Amy from I Eat Books and Babies.  I didn’t want to be the only Wobble virgin so she came along for the ride.

When the lady at the salon explained everything to us it sounded amazing.  5-15 inches in 3 weeks only visiting them 3 times a week,  10 minutes equates to 1 hour in the Gym – to be honest it sounded too good to be true but we got stuck in.

Standing on the machine is hilarious.  Parts of me that I didn’t know existed wobbled and that was on a low setting!  As the speed increased I was wobbling all over.  We had a great time and decided to take them up on their challenge.

For the next 3 weeks, 3 times a week, Amy and I are going for a wobble and are recording our measurements.  On Sunday night I measured my calfs, thighs, hips, bottom, waist and upper arms.  I won’t tell you what they are because when I did my thigh the Hubby’s reaction was enough to keep them private!  I will however update you next week with how many inches I have lost (if any!)

For the time being have a good old giggle at me having a wobble and trying to dance at the same time!

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