WHOLE BODY VIBRATION/OSCILLATION TRAINING creates a fast twitch muscle response to the involuntary muscle contractions created by the vibration, and another simultaneous muscle response to the continuous instability that is being forced upon the body by the vertically shifting plane. This muscle response is called Tonic Reflex Vibration (TRV). While it is virtually impossible to produce a vibration machine with 100% lineal motion, the patented design of the Health Mark VERTICAL VIBE PRO 1000 is as close as you can get! This design allows the body to work more directly against gravity, allowing you to use your own body weight to work out with, while limiting side-ways stresses to the joints. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as ‘Hyper Gravity’ or ‘Increased Gravity’. The movement exerted onto and into your body by the vertical oscillation will help to optimize muscle performance in regards to strength, power, flexibility, and tone while improving reflex strength and balance. This same technology can also be used to relax and rehabilitate tired muscles, temporarily improve blood, lactic acid and lymphatic fluid circulation. Research has indicated that these techniques can also help increase bone mass density, improve hip strength and gate, help alleviate discomfort from joint pain and arthritis, improve immune and lymph system function, and help with muscular disfunction such as Muscular Sclerosis.
Whole Body Vibration
Health Mark Vertical Vibe Pro Whole Body Vibration Strength Trainers deliver vibration/oscillation that triggers an involuntary fast twitch muscle response, called Tonic Reflex Vibration (TVR), causing the muscles to contract and relax multiple times per second. Hypergravity, or continuous vertical shifting, allows the body to work more directly against gravity while also limiting sideways stresses to the joints. Exposure to increased gravity results in optimized muscle performance, evident through increased strength, power, flexibility, tone, balance, and reflex strength. Not only can Whole Body Vibration increase strength, but it can also deliver many other benefits to the body.
Whole Body Vibration in Space
Gravity tells the muscles and bones how strong they must be. This is why in order to prevent atrophying of the muscles and loss of bone density, it's important that astronauts keep in good physical condition while in space. If they don't, they will be forced to return to Earth quickly. Whole Body Vibration therapy has been successfully applied in several space agency studies, showing that Whole Body Vibration Therapy works well in preventing muscle and bone loss in zero-gravity conditions. These study results can be applied to bedridden patients and those living a sedentary lifestyle, where very little gravity is applied to the body on a daily basis.
Helps Increase Bone Density
Those with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia have lower bone mass density (BMD), so their bones are weaker and more prone to fractures. Studies show that Whole Body Vibrations increases BMD by causing muscle contractions that bend the bones and excite osteoblasts, causing the bones to regenerate and gain density and strength.
Increases Blood Circulation and Blood Oxidation
Ancient Greeks used vibration thousands of years ago for increasing circulation in order to improve healing outcomes. Whole Body Vibration is used now to trigger gentle rapid contractions that cause the muscles to pump blood more efficiently. With up to 3 times more circulation than running on a treadmill, Whole Body Vibration produces a more massive circulation response. During WBV, rapid repetitive contractions happen all the way down to the cellular level, creating a more permeable cellular wall. This increases the intake of oxygen and micro-nutrients, transporting healthier blood throughout the body that aids in healing and faster recovery times.
Reduces General Pain
Patients experiencing pain from conditions such as Fibromyalgia, back pain, and sore muscles experience significant improvement when exposed to Whole Body Vibration. Used as a non-surgical intervention, WBV is increasingly being applied to the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. By increasing blood circulation to the muscles, an analgesic response is created. This helps remove painful inflammatory metabolites from the injury site.
The rapid vibrations produced by Whole Body Vibration activates muscle fibers through brief involuntary reflex contractions. Whether sitting, lying, or standing on the platform, users feel as if they are exerting themselves because the entire body is reacting to the vibration by trying to maintain equilibrium. Whole Body Vibration can be used to treat conditions that weaken muscle tone, such as spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, where muscle weakness in the lower limbs decrease walking abilities. When Whole Body Vibration is used in combination with exercise, the workout is even more intensified.
Helps with Weight Loss
Whole Body Vibration can be used to stimulate muscles without causing fatigue. In fact, 10 minutes of WBV is equivalent to 30 - 60 minutes of conventional weight lifting. Toning and strengthening the muscles increases metabolism, helping the body to burn fat. Even for those who are physically unable to exercise, WBV can be used in a sitting or lying stationary position without causing exhaustion.
Reduces Leg Swelling
Whole Body Vibration increase blood circulation and lymph flow, resulting in better drainage and removal of toxins and excess fluids from the body. Those with Lymphedema, or an impaired lymphatic drainage system, have excess fluids that build up and clog nodes and vessels which cause tissue swelling and pain. Whole Body Vibration stimulates a muscle twitch response that increases blood flow circulation. This increase in in circulation also improves the flow of lymph through the nodes, resulting in a reduction in swelling.
Health Mark Vertical Vibe Pro Whole Body Vibration Strength Trainers
Health Mark Vertical Vibe Pro Whole Body Vibration Strength Trainers feature a shifting vertical plane that causes an unstable surface, triggering the fast twitch muscle response. The Vertical Vibe Pro has a higher weight capacity, so it can be used in combination with weight training. Seven manual programs and 3 auto programs allow the user to tailor their own workouts. The WBV trainer includes isometric tension straps, allowing plisometric, a combination of plyometric and isometric exercises, to be performed on the trainer. Lastly, these WBV trainers provide a whisper quiet operation. Each Vertical Vibe Pro also comes with a detailed User's Guide and a wireless remote.
Vertical Vibe Pro 1000
With a huge 30mm amplitude, this Whole Body Vibration Trainer delivers a strong vibrating/oscillating motion that produces results. This WBV trainer supports up to 484 lbs. in weight, so even more weights can be used for increased resistance. A larger surface area allows for even more exercises, including lunges to be performed while on the vibrating platform.
Vertical Vibe Pro 1000 Specifications: