Weight Capacity of Vibration Machines: How much can they take?
Weight capacity of a machine is really important. Unless you use a machine that has sufficient weight capacity, the exercise quality you would get from the machine would not be good. In simple words, a key question is, how much weight need the machine be able to take for providing adequately strong vibrations, given the inherent limitations of motor power, vibration platform size and vibration technology?
The rule of thumb is that whatever maximum weight you need the machine to handle, add about 100 lbs to that number, to calculate the weight capacity specification your vibration machine needs to have. As an example, if you need to exercise with up to 250 lbs of weight (which could be your body weight), then you would want the machine to have a specification of at least about 350 lbs. Going higher than this won't hurt except that it may lead to some added cost. However, going lower than this is a strict no-no, as you may end up having to discard the entire machine - it may simply not be good enough to help you with your exercises, or wear out in a few months!
Applying near-capacity weights or more-than-capacity weights cause stress and damage on the machine motors. Hence, if you are not sure how much weight you would need, then I suggest making a mistake on the safer side by choosing on the machine models with higher weight capacity specifications. Call my phone (number: 1-888-228-4387) if you need help to work out the minimum weight capacity specification you need for your machine, and I shall be glad to help you calculate. I've done it for many people, and do it for 30-40 people on an average every month.
Another point to note is that, as the machine ages, the motor strain increases and wears out a lot faster if one exercises at almost the full capacity all the time. Having some weight carrying capacity buffer (about 100 lbs, as I have mentioned earlier) really helps the machine sustain its life longer under such conditions. It may be a small cost overhead for you if you opt for machines with sufficient weight carrying capacity, but if you want to keep the machine for a few years or longer, then paying a bit extra and getting a machine with sufficient weight carrying capabilities is probably the best decision that you make.
Just keep the 100 lbs rule of thumb (that I described earlier in this article) in mind. Finding a machine with such weight margins will be a great choice. Take the quiz here, which will help better understand the vibration technology you need, and also the weight carrying capacity your machine needs to have.
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