Whole body vibration machines have been very popular in Europe and Japan for more than a decade already and their popularity here in North America is growing daily. Whole body vibration (sometimes abbreviated as WBV), was initially explored by Russian scientists, who tested whole body vibration therapy on cosmonauts in an effort to decrease the loss of muscle and bone mass in space. As there is little to no gravitational force in space, muscles and bones are not loaded as they normally are on earth. Cosmonauts (and NASA astronauts) in space lose their muscular strength very quickly, which is why they are not able to easily walk when they come back to earth. Research has shown that a decrease in bone density increases the risk of bone fractures, so it's not safe for space explorers to stay in space for extended periods. The aerospace industry in the former Soviet Union worked with a vibration platform to counter these effects. Cosmonauts were subjected to special training sessions in which the density of their bones would increase and their muscular strength would rise. Whole body vibration therapy has become increasingly popular, along with the use of vibration machine exercise in conjunction with a vibration workout. In the last decade, vibration training was mainly used in the fitness industry, but the use of vibration equipment has now expanded and is widely used in physical therapy, rehabilitation, professional sports, and is increasingly used in beauty and wellness applications. Whole body vibration machines are now very commonly used as weight loss equipment in numerous gyms and studios due to the benefits of whole body vibration weight loss.
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There is a lot of research worldwide that highlights the benefits of whole body vibration and a vibration workout. Studies have shown remarkable results from the use of vibration machine exercise which include: improved fitness and health in a fraction of the time, compared to traditional exercise. Initially used in Europe by certain elite sports rehabilitation centers and found in high end commercial gyms, vibration machine exercise and a vibration workout are now commonly used in North America in major rehabilitation and therapeutic facilities. Many knowledgeable personal trainers and professional sports teams have also incorporated whole body vibration into their training regimens. Use of a vibration trainer for a whole body vibration workout can help develop explosive strength and is commonly used during warm up routines. Whole body vibration therapy is also used after heavy physical activity such as when one wants to relax and massage muscles after a workout. Health and wellness spas are offering personalized training programs for whole body vibration weight loss with the use of a vibration trainer. Many regular users are now purchasing whole body vibration machines from us for use in their homes. Many of these spa users have realized the vibration machine exercise they are doing at the spas are just as easy to do on a vibration plate in their own home.
Many people feel they require muscle toning. Whether one is out of shape or regularly goes to the gym, we all usually would like to be more toned. A lot of people use a vibration workout to reap the benefits of whole body vibration weight loss to tone flabby areas or they use a vibration machine exercise to take them to the next level in training. The use of a vibration trainer can be used to accomplish muscle toning far more efficiently than traditional weight training. Applying constant and consistent vibrations to muscles rapidly and at specific frequencies can result in optimal and accelerated training. World champion cyclist Lance Armstrong is one of many athletes who effectively uses whole body vibration therapy to help bring his body fat level down, which may have helped him win multiple Tour de France races. Many professional athletes like Lance utilize whole body vibration for weight loss equipment.
Loss of bone density affects many people at different age groups. It is beneficial to strengthen bones at an early age well before the onset of osteoporosis. Studies have shown that women in their late 30s or early 40s have a rate of bone loss twice that of men. Post-menopausal women are most affected by the loss of bone density. Many women resort to taking drugs or hormone injections to strengthen bones. One of the key benefits of whole body vibration therapy is that it can stimulate the release of natural hormones. These hormones can in many cases stop the loss of bone density and in some situations may even reverse the effects of osteoporosis. These beneficial claims are from the ground breaking study reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research in 2006. The constant vibrations and rapidly changing frequencies of a good quality vibration trainer can stimulate the body’s self repair mechanisms to rebuild bone mass and density. A Power Plate machine or similar style machine utilizing tri-planar motion can be most effective for this purpose, whereas a non-premium motion oscillating vibration trainer machine can have very little impact on rebuilding bone density. The important factors to look for in a good vibration plate when used for bone densification are rapidly changing speeds and high speeds and ideally three planes of motion.
Increasing blood circulation can be beneficial in many ways. With increased blood circulation, the body’s cells receive more oxygen and nourishment. White blood cells help remove debris from broken down cells and also from toxins that enter the body. The increase of the body's lymphatic drainage system is also a great way to improve overall health and strengthen the immune system. The body becomes more capable to carry white blood cells to where they are required. Increased circulation can also boost the body’s output of different hormones which are beneficial to the healing ability of the body. Vibration machine exercise has so many benefits, that we strongly believe everyone should utilize a vibration plate.
Many professional athletes and sports teams use a vibration plate to warm up before games and events. They understand that whole body vibration can help prevent injuries. Vibration machine exercise can be an excellent tool to loosen muscles, increase flexibility and improve range of motion. This is achieved without placing virtually any strain on ligaments or joints, as long as one uses a good quality vibration plate and not inferior machines. Furthermore, the use of a vibration platform can be a valuable tool in removing or at least dissipating the build up of lactic acid in muscles that would normally accumulate after a hard workout. This can help muscles remain pliable and retain their elasticity. Lactic acid build up is what causes aches and pain after vigorous exercise. Many athletes have been using the Power Plate machine for just such a purpose, but the very high cost of this brand of vibration platform has been very prohibitive for most people.
In addition to the multiple therapeutic benefits of whole body vibration machines, there is a luxury component to these machines as well. Overall health and wellness, both physically and mentally can be significantly improved with massage and relaxation. Each of our whole body vibration machines have a massage component. In fact many of our customers purchase a vibration trainer for this sole purpose. Increased lymphatic drainage can also help detoxify your body, which in turn allows for better body relaxation. Just relax and let the machine do the work. Your body will receive many benefits from proper massage, relaxation and increased lymphatic drainage. Many people claim to feel more energized after using a whole body vibration machine. A proper exercise regimen can create a natural high for many people. Increased blood circulation can introduce serotonin, the natural feel good hormone, into the blood stream. Whole body vibration therapy has so many uses.
Muscle, joint, and nerve pain are all debilitating problems that affect millions of people. Many of our whole body vibration machines have programs and exercises that help develop a persons core strength which can improve posture. A stronger core helps to eliminate the root cause of many muscle related ailments. Strengthening ones bones and muscles will also help to reduce muscle aches and pain. One of the most common causes of pain is from exercise without proper stretching, before and after a workout. Many people suffering from back pain associated with disc compression related injuries are utilizing whole body vibration therapy for the purpose of building muscle mass and muscle strength in the muscles surrounding the spinal column. This increase in muscle mass can create a ‘spacing’ between collapsed discs and therefore offers long term pain relief for many.
Vibration machine exercise can be a part of a cleansing program which will help improve circulation, carrying vital oxygen to your cells and tissues, assist in flushing toxins and detoxification. Your skin should feel younger, firmer and smoother after using a vibration trainer. Numerous customers suggest that over the course of several weeks they have witnessed a significant reduction of cellulite in problem areas. In fact many customers on a whole body vibration weight loss program have noted that their skin coloring, texture, and elasticity have improved.
Many professional sports teams, physiotherapists and chiropractors use whole body vibration machines as a rehabilitation tool. Vibration training can help strengthen muscles without putting strain on joints and ligaments. Rehabilitation often involves an increase in blood flow causing a dramatic spike in Human Growth Hormone (HGH) which is one of the keys to repairing and regenerating soft tissue. Improved circulation also helps to drain fluid build-up from injured tissue. These professionals utilize our name brand of vibration trainer because they know that they can get controlled and repeatable motions to their client/patient without increasing the chance of doing more damage. These types of professionals depend on the soft, gentle and great healing abilities of a vibration plate that utilizes the patented ‘premium oscillating’ motion found on our higher quality machines.
Regular use of our whole body vibration training machines can help exercise your muscles by increasing the force on the muscles. This is done without the damaging impact of traditional exercise on joints. There is also little to no strain on ligaments and tendons when one uses a whole body vibration machine correctly. In fact this type of soft tissue can be regenerated and repaired by the release of H.G.H. when partaking in a vibration machine exercise. Building strength and muscle are one of the primary concerns for most people looking at purchasing a whole body vibration machine.
Increased metabolism in conjunction with detoxification is the best formula for rapid and sustainable weight loss. Whole body vibration weight loss has kept many people looking good and has helped maintain effective results. Combining a vibration workout regimen with sensible eating habits has helped many achieve results that far exceed their initial expectations. An increased metabolic rate will help one lose weight. An improvement in one's lymphatic drainage system will help rid the body of many toxins. Many of these toxins impede rapid weight loss which typically is associated with exercise. So it's very important to help rid the body of such toxins and chemicals. Many of the machines we offer are designed to be an effective segment of whole body vibration weight loss and so many customers have found that results they had only hoped for in the past have come true with the aid of a good quality vibration trainer.