Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

Amazing Results Backed by Research

Used as a training method, it has been shown to increase bone density, muscle strength and flexibility in a remarkably short amount of time: 10 minutes with this system is the equivalent of 60 minutes of weight lifting. Standing on a vibrating plate, every cell in your body vibrates at the same speed the plate is vibrating (30-50 times/sec). All muscle fibers involuntarily tense and relax at this speed, thus creating an intense workout without the person actually having to move at all! Sounds too good to be true!

Research supports these claims, and as anyone who has used this system can tell you, it is hard work! Many different positions have been developed to target different muscle groups. All involve getting into a position on the plate and holding your body weight (or even adding additional weight) against the vibration. The vibration multiplies the work done by your muscles dramatically. Holding a sit-up position for one minute on this vibrating plate, for example, feels like you’ve done 40 sit-ups in one minute.

This advanced training system enables sportsmen and women to get the best results from their training; an increase in power, a positive influence on the hormonal system and a break through of force and speed velocity barriers!

One vibration training session repeated 10 times for 1 minute with 1 minute rest between sets shifts the force velocity curve up and to the right similarly to what is expected from high repetitions in the squat or leg press exercises with relatively high loads. For explosive strength, 10 days back to back of 1 session a day, increases explosive strength comparable to making 200 drop jumps from 24 inches twice a week for a year or 150 leg presses or squats, using a weight which is three times the body weight, twice a week for 5 weeks in succession!

Key Benefits to Athletes:

Studies have show an increase in HGH (in some cases by 460%) and testosterone (by 7%). WBV has routinely produced a 6-7cm increase in vertical jump-a key indicator of leg power.

Used by High Performance Sports People:

WBV machines are currently being used by Brisbane Lions, Australian Rugby Union, British Lions, NFL’s Tampa Bay, Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, Manchester United Football and many more professional sporting teams.

Rapid muscle increase:

During the Training almost 100% of the muscle fibres are utilized. This leads to strength and power increases as demonstrated in increased vertical jump.

Fat burning

Increased fat burning because the metabolism increases by training.

Increase in flexibility: Due to better blood flow, heating of the muscles and the tendon stretching reflex the body becomes much more supple an relaxed.

Activation of the circulation:

During the training, the muscles pump blood into the smallest capillaries up to 50 times per second. This allows the cells to receive fuel more rapidly and causes waste products to be disposed of much faster.

Improvement of the coordination:

The receptors in the entire body are stimulated at the same time, which leads to improved coordination of the relating muscles. Also the sense of balance is trained.

Good vibrations for Elderly Patients

In a new study, 42 volunteers in a nursing home were randomized to a vibration group or a non-treatment group for 6 weeks. The treatment group underwent 6 weeks of CWBV (4 one minute series 3 times a week) on a vertical vibrating platform (10 Hz in the first and third series and 27 Hz in the second and fourth ones). After 6 weeks of therapy, patients in the vibrating group showed:

  • 143% improvement in physical function.
  • 41% improvement in pain management.
  • 60% increase in vitality.
  • 23% improvement in general health.
  • 57% improvement in quality of walking as assessed by the Tinetti test (compared with a 2% improvement in control subjects).
  • 77% improvement in equilibrium (compared with 1% worsening in controls).
  • 39% decrease in time required to get up and go (compared with an increase of 14% among controls).
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