WHOLE BODY VIBRATION
While the origins of WBV fitness were first developed in ancient Greece, our current history stems from the Russian Space Program’s research and use to reverse bone and muscle loss in their cosmonauts, use by their Olympic athletes resulting in major Olympic victories – finally shared beyond the wall where NASA adopted the technology and still supports WBV’s effect on increasing bone density.
WBV technology is grounded in cutting edge scientific research. Using bio-mechanical stimulation principles, rapid vibrations load muscles and bones with up to 15 times the Earth’s gravity, (g force) building toned muscle, bone health and impacting the entire musculoskeletal and endocrine system
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH) – “our fountain of youth”
- Seratonin & Dopamine – “our don’t worry be happy juice”
- Testosterone for sex and strength
- Collagen for firm, beautiful skin, hair and nails
- Cortisol reduction for our “stress and get fat hormone”
WHO IS USING WBV:
- Pro Teams and Olympic Athletes
- Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Strength Coaches and Fitness Trainers
- Gyms and Fitness Centers
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Yoga and Pilates Studios
- Celebrities at home and on-tour/on-set
- International Space Programs
HEALTH BENEFITS: A BRIEF SUMMARY
- Full body work in ten minutes!
- Muscle strength, sculpt & tone
- Neurological rejuvenation – boost brain activity
- Metabolism blast – lose visceral fat & weight
- Bone density mass increase
- Toxin detox lymphatic drainage
- Blood circulation and oxygenation
- Chronic pain – fibromyalgia-arthritis-migraines
- Increase Human Growth Hormone – Anti-aging fountain of youth hormone.
- Increase seratonin, dopamine, testosterone
- Decrease cortisol
- Increase collagen for firm skin and wrinkle reduction
- Decrease cellulite
- Emotional balance and uplift – combats depression & anxiety
- Joint and ligament flexibility, mobility, balance, coordination
- Strengthen cardiac output and immune system response
- Lower blood pressure & cholesterol
- Beat stress, invigorate mind & body and sleep deeply
- Increase sex drive and overall physical regeneration
- Injury prevention and recovery / rehabilitation
- Geriatric & disability non-weight bearing fitness programs
- Special health concerns – spinal cord rehab, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis
With the growing awareness of Whole Body Vibration training, many scientists from around the world are performing experiments to see if using vibrating machines or partaking in vibration training or therapy is actually of any use.
Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2003 Mar;23(2):81-6.
Acute changes in neuromuscular excitability after exhaustive whole body vibration exercise as compared to exhaustion by squatting exercise.
Rittweger J1, Mutschelknauss M, Felsenberg D.
The effects of hard squatting exercise with (VbX+) and without (VbX-) vibration on neuromuscular function were tested in 19 healthy young volunteers. Before and after the exercise, three different tests were performed: maximum serial jumping for 30 s, electromyography during isometric knee extension at 70% of the maximum voluntary torque, and the quantitative analysis of the patellar tendon reflex. Between VbX+ and VbX- values, there was no difference found under baseline conditions.
Time to exhaustion was significantly shorter in VbX+ than in VbX- (349 +/- 338 s versus 515 +/- 338 s), but blood lactate (5.49 +/- 2.73 mmol l-1 versus 5.00 +/- 2.26 mmol l-1) and subjectively perceived exertion (rate of perceived exertion values 18.1 +/- 1.2 versus 18.6 +/- 1.6) at the termination of exercise indicate comparable levels of fatigue.
After the exercise, comparable effects were observed on jump height, ground contact time, and isometric torque.
The vastus lateralis mean frequency during isometric torque, however, was higher after VbX+ than after VbX-. Likewise, the tendon reflex amplitude was significantly greater after VbX+ than after VbX- (4.34 +/- 3.63 Nm versus 1.68 +/- 1.32 Nm).
It is followed that in exercise unto comparable degrees of exhaustion and muscular fatigue, superimposed 26 Hz vibration appears to elicit an alteration in neuromuscular recruitment patterns, which apparently enhance neuromuscular excitability. Possibly, this effect may be exploited for the design of future training regimes.