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Whole Body Vibration training or therapy is a simply a mechanical lineal movements of vibration platform machines that operate in the principle that creates frequencies measured by hertz (Hz). Those frequencies that range from 10 Hz. to 60 Hz. can influence contraction and relaxing from 10 to 60 times per second. WBV machines allow a user to perform resistance-training exercises by adding external loading. Few protocols exist as the “standard”. Instead, they are determined by the training paradigm of the fitness professional and the limitations, motivations, and goals of the user. Many researchers world wide had positive results but. much more research needs to be explored before commenting on specific exercise programs... exercise is always an experiment and the results will vary between one person to another.
WBV machines work with four variables that will act on the human body. HERTZ (Hz) are the cycles per second, which is the intensity or the vibration speed. AMPLITUDE. or the depth or travel of the vibration, is generally measured in millimeters, and is a factor that determines the stroke of the hight of the travel of the platform (stroke level will vary with most machines depending in the power of the motors with WBV to lift the weight of the plate). On a Lineally WBV platform, which aims to send vibrations in a vertical or lineal direction, users can change the
stroke the platform travels,usually from 2mm to 6mm. On a tilting or pivotal platform, users change the amplitude by using wider foot
stance. On a magnetic machine, which employs lineal vibration, the amplitude will be reduced almost to neal at 20 Hz and above. This will put a limit to the effectiveness of the exercising and the results. MAGNITUDE, or the acceleration power of the movement, and it is measured in G’s got gravity (earth’s gravity is 9.81 m/sec/sec or 32.2 ft/sec/sec). the G on some machines will vary from 3 to 6 g’s. DURATION, or the amount of time a user spends exercising on the machine. A user or fitness professional adjust these variables determined by the users results and type of machine.
The vibration created by these machines affect the body in a number of physical reactions. as the vibration plate of the machine vibrates the body reacts by sending signals to the muscles to counteract the displacement effect of each single vibration. When a lineal vibration is set through the body there is a “positive” force causing momentum away from gravity creating Hypergravity. Your muscles contract and relax to offset the effects of “redirecting” gravity. Simply seated, the effect on the muscular system is to add force of gravity. Not only the muscles react but tendons also absorb this vibration thereby utilizing their function to support and help muscles leverage bones. Fitness professionals specializing in WBV will use different poses, exercises, external loads, amplitudes, frequencies and duration to accomplish different therapy and training goals. A few good questions to ask yourself before any new exercise program begin with: Are you in good physical health for exercise? What are your limitations, expectations, and physical goals? Once you have answered these questions you can find answers to whether or not WBV therapy or training may be right for you. Of course, excessive vibration is certainly not good for anyone. excessive vibration van be considered as vibration which causes or is implied to cause undue limitations, injury or disorder. Construction workers and long distance truck drivers, for example, ma have experienced excessive vibration related symptoms like numbness or signs like joint damage. Keep in mind this example certainly demonstrated as a different type, duration and intensity of vibration- far removed from precise, controlled and shot-term vibration therapy and training purposes. In terms of benefits to WBV therapy and training several research studies present both good and non-remarkable findings. It seems that WBV is safe for most and does offer positive influences related to hormonal system changes, including testosterone and growth hormone, similarly related to results of resistance training. Additional reporting suggests positive changes in bone density (in small light weight adult women), strength (specifically leg extensor strength), balance
Please feel free to contact us for more information on the researcher of whole body vibration training. We are happy to refer you to specialist in this subject. As always, please consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.