Whole Body Vibration (WBV) in Portland OR
What Whole Body Vibration Can Do
These vibrations (used individually or together), engage 97% of your muscle fibers. Thousands of involuntary muscle contractions are triggered throughout your body, naturally stimulating every cell – including your muscles, bones, and soft tissue.
Oscillation – The pivotal movement mimics walking. When using oscillating whole body vibration, the engaged muscles contract alternately, as in normal walking motion, so the same muscle groups on both sides of the body are not contracted at the same time.
This type of movement is generally supported by the medical community as a healthier vibration, as it has less vertical impact on the body, creates less stress on the organs, and maintains flexibility in the spine.
Linear – The vertical movement primarily duplicates the jump reflex. This type of exercise may be unsuitable for users with joint or spinal problems. The muscles on both sides of the body contract simultaneously, resulting in very high impact. Linear WBV exercisers are effective for improving jump height, which is why they are popular with football and basketball players.
Four Important Benefits from Exercising with WBV:
- NO additional strain on sensitive joints
- NO additional strain on sensitive ligaments
- Feeling more youthful
- Feeling happier
WBV Therapy Has Been Shown To:
- Bone Density
- Muscle Tone
- Lean Muscle
- Free Time
- The Effects of Stress
- The Burning of Calories
- The Flushing of Toxins
How Whole Body Vibration Works
Depending on the speed, your muscles will contract up to 60 times per second, and as the acceleration forces increase, your body will feel as though it “weighs” more. This state-of-the-art technology means you can work against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity with every movement you perform (G-Force).
History of WBV
During the 1960’s, both Germany and Russia were research the effects of vibration on athletes. The Russians realized that the benefits of vibration stimulation were not only enhancing athletic performance, but were beneficial to the Cosmonauts in combating the severe loss of bone density and muscle mass that occurred during prolonged periods of exposure to a zero gravity environment.
Before long, NASA and the European Space Agency were also investigating the effects of vibration within the space exploration programs. The eventual result was the development of vibration platforms.
Since the late 1980’s, WBV platforms have been used by Olympic athletes, professional sports teams, celebrities, spas, weight-loss clinics, chiropractors, and many more.
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Research and Reference
- Acute Changes in Neuromuscular Excitability After Exhaustive Whole Body Vibration
- Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Muscle Activity Strength & Power
- Acute Physiological Effects of Exhaustive Full Body Vibration Exercise on Man
- The Effects of Whole Body Vibration
- Vibration Platforms May “Shake Up” Warm Ups for Softball Players
- Human Responses to Vibration Therapy
- Whole Body Vibration Exercise – Are Vibrations Good For You?
- Whole Body Vibration vs. Walking
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