Vibra-Whole Body Vibration
Whole-Body Vibration, also known as “Power Plate” exercise was originally used to train Russian cosmonauts, it then went to Europe and Japan and has arrived in the United States.
How it Works:
Standing on the platform with a 30-degree angle bend in the knees, the surface of the machine will vibrate 30 times per second. The Vibration tricks the body into thinking its “falling”, this then activates the bodies “stress reflex” which is an extremely rapid muscle contraction. The muscle contractions are responsible for most of the benefits attributed to this type of exercise.
The benefits of using the Vibra “Whole-body Vibration” Machine include increased circulation, muscle strength, and flexibility; better range of motion; core conditioning and stability; and faster muscle recovery after working out. The health benefits also include enhanced metabolism, increased bone mineral density, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, elevation of human growth hormone levels, and improved lymphatic flow. It is said to also reduce cellulite and stimulate collagen production for smoother skin. It can provide muscle toning and conditioning for those who have health restrictions that keep them from exercising, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and some forms of arthritis.