No pain, no gain? – Think Again with Whole Body Vibration Exercise
No pain, no gain is a popular adage used in gyms and fitness centers throughout the entire country, but it may not ring true in regard to Whole Body Vibration Exercise.
Whole Body Vibration is a new training method that has been used widely in Europe and is rapidly catching on in the US and Canada. This revolutionary form of exercise/training has been conclusively shown to increase muscular strength, explosive power and prompt the production of anabolic hormone levels when performed for as little as 10 minutes per day, three to four times a week. It requires relatively little exertion compared with conventional forms of exercise; yet studies comparing Whole Body Vibration exercise to traditional strength training have found similar gains in strength and, in some cases, even more gains in explosive power. Since Whole Body Vibration training involves simply standing on a low impact, oscillating platform, it’s a particularly good choice for older, obese and many other people who would otherwise not be able to engage in more traditional forms of training or resistance/weight-bearing exercise.
Whole Body Vibration stimulates the body’s natural stretch reflex (aka, fast twitch) and causes muscle contractions in much the same way that a doctor’s tapping below a patient’s patella with a reflex hammer elicits a knee-jerk response.
With Whole Body Vibration, this reflex action is continually stimulated, so that the muscles throughout the entire body continue to alternately contract and relax (multiple times per second) until the user steps off the machine and the vibration stops.
Among the various popular applications of Whole Body Vibration is its usefulness as a fast, efficient and effective alternative to conventional exercise and training methods that enhance muscular strength and power in both sedentary and athletic populations and nearly everyone in between. The low-impact nature of the exercise and the relatively low exertion required make WBV an attractive exercise modality for people in all sorts of shapes and conditions.
Additionally, it also works extremely well as a great cross-training option for athletes wishing to minimize the amount of repetitive joint loading on their bodies. And WBV has many other benefits which include increased blood circulation, improved muscle strength, and flexibility, better range of motion, core conditioning and stability, and faster muscle recovery after working out. Other health benefits also include enhanced metabolism, increased bone mass and mineral density, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, elevation of human growth hormone levels, and improved lymphatic flow. Whole Body Vibration is also said to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stimulate collagen production for smoother skin.
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