Whole-body vibration has been gaining a lot of attention for its many benefits and low-risk impact. This type of training is a less taxing alternative to athletics, and it has the potential to improve physical movement, and prevent sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.
Let’s first understand how a whole body vibration machine for weight loss and other benefits works.
Individuals stand or sit on a vibrating plate while exercising. The mechanical vibrations generated by a vibrating platform increase the effects of exercise, and even if the person does not exercise and merely sits or stands on the plate the mechanical vibration will be causing the muscles and body to automatically respond and be stimulated with many beneficial effects.
Why Choose Whole-Body Vibration?
WBV is recommended for various health-related problems. Vibration plate exercises for the elderly are particularly popular thanks to their ability in decreasing the risk of falls and strengthen the joints, muscles and bones while avoiding injuries.
However, the striking ability of whole-body vibration to improve energy, mood, memory, sleep, libido, muscle strength, bone density, balance, and flexibility directly address the physical difficulties that most individuals confront as they age. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) exercise can also assist in:
Whole-body vibration makes your muscles contract reflexively and these vibrations force your muscles to work harder, which can aid in fat loss, muscular gain, and overall strength. Some people also perform squats, pushups, and crunches on these devices to enhance the results.
Whole-body vibration reduces stress and inflammation which results in enhanced flexibility and range of motion. Combined with improved balance, increased muscle strength and bone density, the risk of devastating consequences from falls and broken bones decreases.
Enhancing Mood And Energy Levels:
WBV can help your brain stay young and healthy as you become older. Even a modest quantity of whole-body vibration will activate your brain, as all of your neurons automatically fire and send messages to your brain at the same rate as the machine vibrates, which is 20-50 times per second. Whole-body vibration is a high-intensity workout, and according to the latest research, nothing helps your brain develop and stay healthy like exercise.
There is a significant improvement in pain levels with regular whole-body vibration exercise or therapy. Exercises conducted on a vibration platform under specific conditions are both safe and beneficial for pain relief.
Your muscles contract and relax 20-50 times each second when you sit or stand on the vibration plate. Multiple muscle fibers are engaged in each movement as your body strives to reestablish equilibrium, and must adjust for an increased gravitational force created by the vibration, dramatically increasing the effectiveness of any activity done on the plate. This explains why squats on a vibrating plate demand significantly more energy than squats on the ground.
Consider adding dynamic strength exercises like squats, push-ups, and lunges to your vibration routine to make the most of your time on the WBV plate. The use of varied positions and varied exercise improves the effect by stimulating more muscle fibers, which leads to greater muscle growth and bone density.
In order to understand the phenomenon of whole-body vibration better, you can read the books by Becky Chambers, a whole-body vibration expert and author of various best-seller books.
She has now focused on the many benefits that a milder, more holistic form of this workout can provide for seniors and those with health difficulties in her latest book: Whole Body Vibration for Seniors. All of her books are available on Amazon, and you can see for yourself how her teachings and whole-body therapy can transform your life!