Whole Body Vibration | Beat Fitness
Whole body vibration (WBV) is a form of training and therapy that provides countless benefits for overall health and fitness including: enhanced strength, stability, posture, circulation, lymphatic drainage, metabolism, and flexibility; weight loss; reduction in pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia; and improvements in those suffering from hypertension, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, sarcopenia, and PTSD. WBV involves a vibration machine consisting of a plate that moves up and down, sending pulses of energy throughout your body. These vibration waves work to mobilize joints, activate muscles and connective tissues, and encourage overall alignment of your body’s bones and tissues. Vibration therapy has been proven to increase circulation of blood and oxygen throughout your body, leading to the numerous benefits – and more – listed above. It has also been shown to reduce stress and recovery time from workouts, falls, or injuries.
Benefits of Whole Body Vibration
Whole body vibration provides many of the same effects of strength training and can be incorporated before, after, or directly into your workout program. The biggest difference between WBV and other forms of training is an idea of passive, involuntary muscle contractions versus active, voluntary muscle contractions. Like voluntary muscle contractions happening while strength training or other forms of exercise, Involuntary muscle contractions caused by WBV places a load on your body’s tissues and bones causing them to work against a resistive force. The big difference? You don’t have to lift any weights; the machine you are standing on works to make your body feel heavier by increasing gravitational forces.
Studies conducted on WBV suggest that vibration training and therapy is safe for children and seniors. Despite the science supporting these claims, it is best to consult a physician prior to engaging in any type of fitness program including whole body vibration. This form of training is great for individuals who feel they have limited time in their schedules to work out; individuals can obtain a complete workout in as little as 10-15 minutes. Whole body vibration has even been used by NASA and other space agencies to help astronauts returning from space reacclimate to the gravitational forces experienced here on earth.
While there are a handful of companies out there that produce and sell body vibration machines, the machines produced by Hypervibe are head and shoulders above the rest. Hypervibe’s machines are the most powerful, well-built machines affordable to the average consumer on the market today. Whether you are an athlete or average consumer, Hypervibe’s vibration therapy machines will provide you with the benefits and results you are looking for. Regardless of your level of fitness, WBV should be incorporated into your training program and daily life!
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