Whole Body Vibration (WBV) offers a low-impact ways to increase strength, flexibility, and rejuvenate your body – in addition to increasing metabolism. WBV causes the muscles to experience an involuntary contraction at the same rate that the platform is vibrating. The mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex in 100% of your muscles. This means your muscles react to the vibration by contracting and relaxing automatically (like when the doctor hits your knee with a little hammer).
How Did WBV Come About?
WBV training was used in the 1960s by the Russian space program to help cosmonauts recover more quickly from muscle atrophy. Since then, Olympic athletes have adapted WBV into their workouts. Trainers and doctors have been using WBV for well over 40 years.
What Makes WBV Unique?
It’s a noninvasive workout that you don’t have to change into workout clothes for! It’s also a multifaceted tool that complements aerobic and strength training. It’s simply a great tool for a healthy lifestyle!
The Benefits of WBV
Accelerated Weight Loss:
WBV stimulates all cells in your body to function at a higher rate, which in turn increases your metabolism causing more fuel to burn; therefore, accelerating weight loss.
WBV causes increased local circulation to all areas of your body, in turn giving visible cellulite areas a “smoother” look.
Reduces Varicose Veins:
WBV causes increased lymph drainage, which lowers the pressure in varicose veins so the valves of the veins can close off.
WBV stimulates all cells in your body, increases blood flow and oxygen intake, and stimulates metabolism to help flush out toxins for a renewed vigor.
Improves Muscle Strength:
WBV improves muscle strength the same way regular exercise does. Vibrations lengthen and shorten the fibers depending on the frequency.
WBV increases blood flow, lymph drainage, oxygenated cells, the release of endorphins, and detoxification of the body.