What is Whole Body Vibration Exercise Science?
Whole Body i Vibration exercise Science works by exposing the you to an increase in acceleration (Gforce) at a high rate of speed that you use for a short time duration. The vibration stimulation is felt mostly in the muscle group of body that are placed directly in line with the vibration load.
Look at it like this, if you stand on a vibration exercise platform running at a speed of 25Hz with an amplitude of 3mm your body is traveling a distance of 3mm up and down 25 times every second. You’ll feel all of your stabilizer muscles contracting 25 times every second which exposes your entire body to think it’s doing a weight bearing exercise and you’ll see benefits from it. Sounds good Right!
Now, if you lower yourself down to into a forty-five degree squatting position on your platform. You are changing the position of your body and putting the vibration energy in the quadriceps muscles which you’ll feel are line with the vibration.
If your body performs 25 muscle contractions every second for 30 seconds, that’s 750 muscle contractions in 30 seconds that you’ll see fast results. In addition to the incredibly high number of repetitions every second, the muscle contractions are involuntary which means nearly 100% of the muscle fibers are contracting during each repetition. This occurs because the body does not know which part of the muscle to contract during an involuntary contraction, so it contracts the entire muscle belly to absorb the vibration that is transferred in to your body.
Your body is wired to respond to involuntary contractions as a protective mechanism, it’s how your programmed. We’re now able to see why Whole Body Vibration is so effective at producing such phenomenal results in such a short time. It forces your body to exercise involuntarily, causes you to feel unbelievable number of muscle contractions every second and recruits nearly the entire muscle belly on each contraction.
You hear Vibration plates are one of the most efficient ways to exercise because it fatigues the muscles extremely quickly and most effectively with minimal effort from you. In addition, Vibration exercise is a low impact exercise, making it safe for nearly anyone. And because it can be used in the comfort of your own home, it’s easy to see why so many people are using Vibration platforms and quickly making it one of the hottest trends in health and fitness.
The full spectrum of scientific principles underlying whole body vibration exercise science are:
- Myotatic Reflex Stretch
- Tonic Reflex Vibration
- Neurological Adaptation with Exercise
- Excitation in the GTO (Golgi Tendon Organ)
- Optimal Recruitment to the Motor Units
- Force and power output with increased acceleration
- Stretch-Shortening-Cycle (SSC)
- Vibration plates effect the Hormonal System (Hgh and Testosterone)
- Improve the Circulatory System
- Effect on the skeletal bone with Wolff’s Law with adaptation, shifting
- the body adaptation curve to the right (faster strength gains)