The Health Mark Sport Vibe 1000 Whole Body Vibration provides you with the all of the benefits of whole body vibration at a reasonable price. A NASA study regarding the benefits of skeletal muscle development indicates that whole body vibration provides a more effective muscle building program using no external weights or reduced amount of weights by applying more direct force to the muscles. The report also indicated that whole body vibration can also help increase bone mass density.
Also, by exercise standards and definition, the principle of applying a rapid contractive force to a muscle is considered to be a plyometric training technique. Therefore, the use of combining vertical vibration to a muscle group under an isometric contraction is essentially a hybrid of isometrics and plyometrics; and even more so when true plyometric movement is incorporated in the training session. The Sport Vibe 1000 also features adjustable isometric tension straps for increasing the spectrum of upper and lower body workouts.
Whole Body Vibration
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) simulates an environment of increased gravity that forces the body to grow stronger and leaner. Comprised of a vibrating platform that comes in contact with the user's body, Whole Body Vibration tricks the body into reflexively trying to maintain equilibrium as if in a higher gravity environment, causing involuntary rapid firing of the super fast twitch muscle fibers. This reaction forces the muscles, bones, and cardio system to grow stronger, while circulation is increased, muscles are relaxed, and mobility is improved.
Exposure to Whole Body Vibration also improves balance, speed, and stimulates movement of lymphatic fluid that helps detoxify the body. Weightlifting is another way to incorporate more exposure to gravity, but Whole Body Vibration therapy does not cause injuries commonly associated with weightlifting such as rotator cuff tears, knee and hip arthritis, pinched nerves, low back pain, inflammation, stress fractures, strains and sprains.
What is Plisometrics?
Whole Body Vibration is a form of Plyometrics because it involves the application of a rapid contractive force to the muscle. This exertion of maximum force increases power while activating major muscles in the body. Isometric exercise, performed with or without weights in a static position, is a type of strength training where the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction. By combining Whole Body Vibration with Isometric contraction, a hybrid of Isometrics and Plyometrics is created called Plisometrics.
Training on the Health Mark Sport Vibe: Whole Body Vibration for Strength Training
Featuring Isometric Tension Straps that facilitate an Isometric upper and lower body workout, combined with Whole Body Vibration, the Health Mark Sport Vibe: Whole Body Vibration for Strength Training provides a great way to get a full body Plisometric workout. This effective and efficient exercise combination stimulates the muscles, while improving balance and flexibility.
With the Health Mark Sport Vibe: Whole Body Vibration for Strength Training, vibrating isometric, balance training, flexibility training, and power movement exercises can be performed. Sports specific applications for basketball, volleyball, combat sports, gymnastics, baseball, swing sports, football, tennis, and more can help increase performance abilities. There are also numerous massage, meditative, relaxation, and yoga poses that can be used on the Whole Body Vibration equipment. Here are some examples of specific exercises that can be performed on the equipment.Muscle Building and Toning Isometric Poses on the Sport Vibe