It's not every day that we come across such a profoundly innovative development in the field of health and fitness.
The Whole Body Vibration Plate or the WBV represents a radical new leap in technology by transforming the way your body benefits from exercises. In today's fast-paced world we come across two out of three adults being obese or overweight resulting in belly fat which can negatively affect your quality of life and overall health. Hence, the need for an effectual fitness solution is more important than ever.
Exercise is a major key to promoting health and being fit and helps you to maintain your ideal body weight. Back in the 1960s, the Soviets discovered how acceleration or vibrational training could enhance muscle health, to help their cosmonauts stay in space longer. This technology quickly spread throughout Europe and with improvements and refinements was soon incorporated into the professional sports team and overseas Olympic athlete training.
THE MECHANISM OF VIBRATION PLATE
A Whole Body Vibration plate uses the principle of acceleration training to stimulate the human body's natural response to vibration. This innovative training modus operandi delivers controlled energy waves throughout your body. These energy vibrations then trigger your body muscles to respond with quick fire contractions. Training on Whole Body Vibration Plate engages 95% of your muscle fibres whereas a workout on traditional gym equipment engages only 20% of your total muscle fibres. Training on WBV Plate also increases the efficiency of your workout and at the same time enhances your performance.
TRAINING & TERMINOLOGY OF WBV
Whole body vibration is a potential intervention for older adults and individuals with osteoporosis and low bone density. While standing on a WBV Plate the human skeletal system's response is dictated by five factors - vibration frequency measured in hertz, vibration direction i.e., vertical or oscillatory alternating, duration of the WBV, magnitude vibration measured in amplitude and vibration acceleration measured in gravitational units where 1.0 g = 9.81 m/s2 and finally the position of the body on the WBV Plate machine.
Today WBV Plates are available commercially providing vibratory stimulus in either one of the two ways - oscillatory alternating displacements or vertical displacements. The oscillatory vibration plate tilts from one side to the other over a central fulcrum lifting one side of the body and dropping the other side simulating human gait. The vertical vibration plate on the other hand maintains an equal vibration at all the points on the vibration plate.
Whole Body Vibration Plate machines are useful for rehab after strokes, trauma and other debilitating illnesses. This therapy also plays an important role in retirement communities in the ability to stand and walk better. Thus vibration plates are making a difference in the quality of life of senior citizens.
With the Whole Body Vibration Plate machine, you can definitely get a complete whole body workout incorporating strength-building, stretching, massage, core and balance all in only in just 30 minutes. The ultimate net result is an improvement in power, strength, reduced cellulite and body fat and enhancement of muscle definition and tone.