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Whole Body Vibration Machine

Whole Body Vibration Machine

Q: What is the whole body vibration machine?

As a therapy, whole body vibration was explored by Russian scientist Vladimir Nazarov, who tested vibration on astronauts in an effort to decrease the loss of muscle and bone mass in space. As there is minimal gravitational force in space, muscles and bones are not loaded as they normally are on earth. 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. The decrease of bone density increases the risk of bone fractures, so it's not safe to stay in space for extended periods. The aerospace industry in the former Soviet Union worked with vibration training. Before their departure, astronauts were subjected to special training sessions so that the density of their bones would increase and their muscular strength would rise.
A particular form of whole body vibration is vibration training, which is becoming increasingly popular. Initially, vibration training was mainly used in the fitness industry, but the use of vibration equipment is expanding quickly. It is now widely used in physical therapy, rehabilitation and professional sports, but it is also increasingly used for beauty and wellness applications.

Q: How Does Whole Body Vibration Machines Work?


The whole body vibration machine works by producing vibrations from the feet up. In conjunction with the vibration, the platform on the machine moves from front-to-back, and left-to-right. This quick movement "forces" the user to keep their balance. The vibrations from the machine and this quick movement result in rapid and intense muscle fiber contractions ranging from 5 to 60 times per second, depending on the program or level the machine is set on. Both the body's voluntary and involuntary muscles are being worked.

Q: What are the benefits of using a Whole Body Vibration Machine?


The quick contractions of muscle fiber, not only increases flexibility and range of motion, but also increases blood circulation, enhances metabolism, burns calories, burns fat, aids in weight loss, reduces Cortisol (the stress horomone), and increases the body's lymphatic flow.  It does all of this with a 10 to 15 minute routine. Because the muscle contractions are so rapid and intense, no more than 15 minutes per day is needed. The whole body vibration machine is a safe, effective way to get the workout you need. This machine has been widely used in universities, professional sports teams, physical therapy clinics, and weight loss centers around the world. With all the scientifically proven benefits, you are receiving more than just a workout with this amazing piece of equipment.

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