Monday Jun 17, 2024

How Whole Body Vibration Works

Whole Body Vibration (WBV) stimulates your body just like exercise does!

Although there are 3 types of WBV technology, they all work on the same principle:

When turning on a WBV machine, the platform you stand on moves, but it does so very rapidly. This motion is then transferred up through your body. What happens on the inside is that all of your tissues are forced to react to that stimulus.

WBV Works and Tones Your Muscles

WBV works very similar to the knee jerk reflex. You know, the same reflex that is being triggered when you sit on the table in your doctor’s office and the doctor ionicfootbath taps your kneecap. You have no control over your lower leg motion.

When muscles are activated via a “stretch reflex” your body has no choice but to react. WBV technology exploits this fact by using an external stimulus – the vibrating platform. You then load a muscle or muscle group in line with the direction of the vibration by assuming various positions, similar to some yoga type positions. Your muscles respond to the vibration as compensation with a brief reflex contraction of virtually all muscle fibers of that particular muscle.

Now remember, the platform moves anywhere from about 1000 to 3000 times a minute depending on the machine and technology! You can imagine the type of stimulus this creates, thus causing the muscles to tone and strengthen faster than any other workout.

Whole Body Vibration:

-Increases blood flow throughout your body
-Increases lymphatic drainage
-Increases the release of Endorphins
-Lowers your stress hormone Cortisol
-Trains your equilibrium sense

When you use a WBV platform for training, rehabilitation, or therapy you’re getting an unbelievable workout. All the exercises are done either standing, sitting, or lying down. And because of the frequency of the platform movement, in just 10 minutes using a WBV machine you can now get the equivalent of 60 minutes of conventional boring exercise at a gym.

The benefits of WBV training are considerable, as evidenced by its acceptance to major medical, rehabilitation and therapeutic centers across the country. The health benefits are multifold and results can be achieved easily. WBV can enhance your general well being and quality of life regardless of age, medical, neurological or physical condition. WBV training is not difficult, but it can be challenging – the degree of difficulty is entirely up to you.

Whole Body Vibration is relatively new to the US market. Not all companies are the same and not all WBV machines are built the same. I encourage you to get educated about the technology and see what’s out there before investing in WBV equipment. Once you do decide to incorporate WBV into your lifestyle you’ll be on a path to better health and wellness. WBV really is amazing!

Matt Gigliotti has been using Whole Body Vibration technology for the past 10 years and is an owner and President of PowerVibe LLC – a leading company in quality yet affordable Whole Body Vibration equipment in the United States.


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