History of Vibration...
How & Why WBV Works...
Exercise causes the body to tire; rest allows the body to recover. By repeating this process, the body adjusts to the level of effort, resulting in an increase in physical performance. This phenomenon, called super-compensation, similarly occurs when training on the Platform. However, compared with traditional training methods, greater results are achieved and hormonal productions are increased in much less time.
Each set is performed no longer than 30, 45 or 60 seconds in length, and training sessions on the Platform need to be performed no more than 3 to 4 times per week, with each session lasting about 10 minutes of actual time on the Platform.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Platforms offer over 12 key benefits. Simply put, WBV dramatically enhances the two main body functions: The uptake of nutrients and oxygen by the trillions of cells in the body, and the elimination of metabolic wastes and other toxins from the trillions of cells in the body.
The first applications of vibration for the improvement of human performance were developed in ancient Greece; a saw covered in cotton was used as a tool to transmit mechanical vibrations to the part of the body that was not functioning properly.
Vibration therapy was discovered in 1857 by Swedish doctor Gustav Zander. He built many different exercise machines, some of which provided a type of vibration exercise. After exhibiting at two World Fairs, he started the Zander Institutes, (an early form of today’s health clubs) which proved to be very popular throughout the world. Then Dr. J. Harvey Kellogg, the chief surgeon for the state of Michigan, began utilizing vibration chairs, platforms and bars in his sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan as part of his “wellness” strategies for inpatient and outpatient populations. He invented a Vibration machine in 1895 to help people with constipation, headaches, and back pain, and he eventually developed a standing platform.
Russian scientists began studies of WBV in order to help rehabilitate their Cosmonauts after returning from space – repairing muscles from atrophy and bone density due to the weightlessness and lack of resistance in a zero gravity atmosphere. Scientists reasoned that providing safe and calculated vibration therapy that focused on a gravitational force could yield an effective treatment.
In 1995, a Russian Cosmonaut and a medical doctor named Valery Polakov set a world record for being in space for 438 days thanks to vibration technology. Because of the Russian’s advantage of vibration technology, their astronauts were able to stay in space for 420 + days, while American astronauts had to return after 120 days.
Today, WBV machines are produced for the home and professional market and are currently used by hundreds of outlets including chiropractors, physiotherapists, personal trainers, sporting clubs, nursing homes and retirement centers.
Vibration technology has been researched by over 30 universities worldwide to show that WBV platforms are powerful tools for complete body health. Vibration technology is used by the Russian space program and has been adopted by NASA.
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