Watch the panel of The Doctors try out Whole Body Vibration Exercise, as guest fitness trainer Tracy Effinger explains the benefits of this type of workout.
• Increase your Muscle Flexibility, Reflex Speed, Strength
• Reduce Soreness, Faster Recovery
• Improve the Range of Motion
• Help in the Fight against Cellulite
• Part of your Wellness and Fitness Programs
Whole Body Vibration ("WBV") is the hottest innovation in health and fitness. Top international medical facilities and elite training operations for professional sports and Olympic teams use WBV equipment. Ib3health's line of vibration plate devices deliver the effectiveness of equipment costing ten times as much.
In Whole Body Vibration Training, the body holds specific positions, or bears weight, on a platform vibrating at frequencies between 5-50 Hz. To hold firm, or to bear weight, muscles must overcome the vibration. As a result, muscle fibres are more activated as their automatic "stretch reflex" enhances the workout.
WHOLE BODY VIBRATION: TECHNOLOGY THAT IS TRULY SPAGE-AGE
Whole Body Vibration was developed by Soviet scientists to reverse muscle atrophy and loss of bone density in Russian cosmonauts returning from the Zero-Gravity of space. Russians then applied the technology to rehabilitate injured athletes.
Refined in Russia, Europe, and the gyms of US sports and entertainment celebrities, Whole Body Vibration remained exclusive and expensive for years. Only stars, sports and Olympic teams, or medical institutes could boast a WBV unit, which would usually cost $9,250 or more.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck credited WBV with helping him lose 17 pounds in a program of controlled diet and training (Sports Illustrated, August 13, 2007).
Affordable At Last -
For a fraction of the cost, the Power Fit series is engineered to deliver whole body vibrations, with an action and range of speed similar to the advanced Power Plate devices priced at $2,500 - $9,250 U.S. (You can find a great deal of information on the Power Plate website, including exercise suggestions and extensive research literature on benefits.)
How WBV Works:
Your whole body undergoes many vibrations per second during Whole Body Vibration. The muscles respond with a "stretch reflex," that is, they contract and relax automatically.
Sports professionals and elite athletes use acceleration training for that extra speed of response. They want muscle action that is fast and explosive, as well as strong. Research shows WBV to be effective acceleration training because it repeatedly produces the automatic stretch reflex in the muscles.
Of course response varies from person to person, but frequencies above 15 Hz can cause intense muscle contractions, offering real results without discomfort. Lower frequencies mainly relax and refresh the body.
The smaller WBV units focus more action on the feet and lower legs (or point of contact) and tend to produce higher-speed vibrations.
Intensity of exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise, is now known to be linked to maintenance of proper bone density.
Look at the full range of powered devices below. Here is the latest technology for applying vibration from the feet and lower legs up—or simply change position to apply the devices to specific areas of the body. WBV can stimulate reflex muscle actions, to benefit circulation, to enhance weight-bearing exercise. Use it for muscle and nervous system toning, for a better range of motion, core conditioning and stability, as a great adjunct to a weight loss program, or simply for relaxation and stress reduction.
Power Fit Robust (PFM002) and Power Plate MY3 Compared
Power Fit PFM002
10 sec. to 5 min.
Adjustable 0-10 mm
Adjustable to 18 Hz
Power Plate MY3
30 or 60 sec.
Low or High (unspecified)
MAKING COMPARISONS -- OTHER SITES AND OTHER MODELS
Comparisons are fair, just make sure you have all the facts. In the competitive market for vibration plate devices that has opened up since we introduced the affordable Power Fit series, you may find distorted and negative statements about more moderately priced equipment. Add to that the difficulty of comparing features of different models, and a buyer can feel the pressure of making the right choice.
With over 25 years selling health care products, ib3health.com is a pioneer of on-line marketing of products like vibration plate massagers.
We made our reputation standing by all the products we sell.
Unlike most on-line vendors, we back up our products, not only with guarantees and warranties, but with a staff of trained professionals to give after-sales support.
When comparing, we urge you to take our company's support capabilities into account. We focus on whole body vibration equipment in the mid-price range, because we believe that most of our customers will use equipment at home or in moderate rotation at smaller spas and salons. But within that there is a good range of choices .
As a general guide, here are the factors on the scale of price and quality of vibration plate devices, from lowest ..... to highest:
- number of control options
- home use options ... to commercial use options
- length of warranty
Our devices tend to follow this scale too. But at ib3health.com, we only sell what we know to be good products.
PART OF YOUR PROGRAM
Over time, a regimen of de-stressing, regular activity, and attention to health and good circulation, with proper eating and adequate rest, can help you appear dramatically younger in age, remove unwanted pounds, reveal the slim and vital person you are meant to be.
THE VERSATILITY OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION
Gentle on Joints, Low Impact Training
Trains motor skills for balance
Compact, Convenient, In-home, In-office
Range of Motion, Core Conditioning
Accelerates Weight Loss
Promotes Healthy Neurometabolism
Improves Muscle Strength by Stimulating Reflexes
More Flexible Ligaments and Tendons
For Greater Stability
Improves Range of Motion
Cardio Effects: Works on the Muscles
Reduces Look of Cellulite
Circulation; Improves Lymphatic Drainage
Wellness; Boosts Metabolism
Reduces Varicose Veins - Decreased Pressure via Lymph Drainage
SEE WHOLE BODY VIBRATION IN ACTION
Just 10 minutes a day can help you lose weight and tone muscles!