FitStar V620N Whole Body Review

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The FitStar V620N Whole Body Vibrating Exercise machine uses a vibrating platform to stimulate muscles. The product description on Amazon.com claims vibration will increase muscle strength by stimulating muscles like a weight training workout. Vibration is not the same as contraction and even if the user stands with knees bent and focuses vibration on the lower half of the body; muscles are not likely to increase in strength. The FitStar V620N Whole Body Vibrating Exercise machine is not designed for weight loss so the dieter will not gain the benefits of increased metabolism or fat burn.

List of Ingredients

FitStar V620N Vibrating machine.

Product Features

There is no official website for the FitStar V620N Whole Body Vibrating machine or the FitStar company. We found an official website for a bootcamp workout from the company. The machine comes with eight speeds, three preset programs and a manual mode for users to control vibration. The machine weighs 58 pounds and measures 30 inches by 20 inches by 50 inches. There is a 90-day warranty on parts, but there is no money-back guarantee.

The platform on the FitStar V620N Whole Body Vibrating machine moves left to right and up and down. There are handlebars that can be adjusted to fit the height of the user. The LED screen shows how fast the platform is moving and how long the user has been working out, but no other information is provided.

The FitStar V620N Whole Body Vibrating machine requires assembly, but tools for assembly are included. The unit costs $450 plus shipping and handling.

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Advantages

  • The machine can be ordered online.

Disadvantages

  • Vibration does not increase metabolism or fat burn.
  • No supplements suggestions or dietary guidelines are included for weight loss.
  • The machine is heavy and requires assembly.
  • May not fit in small spaces.
  • Vibration could cause noise if used in an upper-level apartment.
  • Costs more than cardio and weight training machines.
  • Does not mimic weight training as claimed.
  • No official website.
  • Amazon.com lacks enough reviews to gain a consumer feel for the product.

Conclusion

The FitStar V620N Whole Body Vibrating machine moves up and down, left and right engaging muscles similarly to weight training, according to the product description. There is no clinical evidence in the product description that this machine indeed works like weight training. Muscles are not engaged enough to boost metabolism so the machine is relatively useless for the dieter. There is no official website, no testimonials, no before and after photos and no diet or supplement suggestions. The FitStar company is selling a product with very little information for the consumer. This machine does not replace cardio exercise or traditional weight training.

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