There are many benefits to whole vibration therapy. Due to its many benefits whole vibration has quickly gained acceptance and is now being utilized by professional and university sports teams, health professionals in the rehabilitation and medical fields, as well as health clubs and private fitness trainers.
The Benefits of Vibration
The following is a list of the physiological and neuromuscular benefits that are unique to vibration. If you analyze the research you will understand why vibration training is being accepted by major medical, rehabilitation, and therapeutic centers across the country. You do not have to change your exercise routine; you simply can adjust it and do less with better results. Involuntary muscle contraction causes a chain reaction of positive events to you bodies.
- Increase in resting metabolic rate
- Improve bone density
- Improve balance
- Improve muscle strength and performance
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
- Enhance critical blood flow throughout the body (oxygenation and lymph drainage)
- Increase of the “happiness” hormone serotonin and neurotrophine, a substance that supports our thinking process.
- Increase production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) by up to 360%
- Increase production of testosterone by up to 7%
- Decrease cortisol levels by up to 32%
- Rehabilitate injuries and ailments
- Enhance explosive strength
- Enhance conventional training results
- Speed training recovery
- Accelerate weight loss
- Enhance pain reduction
- Improve collagen production
- Reduce appearance of cellulite
- Eliminate the effects of stress
- General toning
How Vibration Works
We already know that the body adapts to the stress we put on it, and vibration adds more variables for our bodies to adapt to. Because of involuntary muscle contractions, we are actually exercising without doing anything when placing part of our body on a vibration platform. If we exercise while on that platform, our result will increase tremendously.
When you place any part of you body on a vibration platform, the muscles, which are vibrating, react to this stimulus and produce and involuntary muscle contraction. These contractions set into play a series of events.
This mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex which, depending on the selected frequency, results in muscles contracting 10 to 60 times per second or 1000 to 3600 times per minute.
Vibration training increases the production of regenerative and repair hormones, improves blood circulation, strengthens bone tissue, improves lymph drainage and increases metabolic rate.
This results in more strength, more speed, more stamina, rapid recovery or muscles and tissue, increased flexibility, mobility and coordination, improved collagen production, and fat reduction. Many of the leading experts in health and fitness industry feel that vibration training is going to change everything we do in rehabilitation and performance training.