Riding A Wave Of Energy
When you stand or place other parts of your body on Hypervibe's moving platform, the repetitive upward movement of the platform sends pulses of kinetic energy up through your body. You control the strength of these energy waves using the machine's control panel.
As each wave moves up through your body some of the energy is absorbed by the tissues of your body and is converted to heat. Muscles and joints feel and operate better when they are warm. Whole Body Vibration has been proven to create a warming effect in muscles and joints faster and easier than other types of exercise.1
The upwards movement of the platform also causes movement in the joints of your body which has a mobilising effect and causes the muscles and tissues surrounding the joints to stretch and vibrate.
Your brain is constantly monitoring the position of your joints and will increase muscle activation in an attempt to stabilise your posture when there is a risk of you becoming unbalanced.
Further, if the stretching and vibration of tissues is sufficient, microscopic sensors inside your body detect these changes and quickly activate reflexes that cause the muscles to contract, keeping joints and soft tissues protected from excessive movement. The strength of muscle contraction depends on the strength of the energy pulse coming up from the platform and the health of your nerves and muscles.
Warmed Up and Ready
Repetitive pulses of sufficient energy cause rhythmic muscle contractions. In a short time, the cumulative effect of exercising warms and mobilises the joints and muslces as well as the increased circulation caused by muscle pumping, leaves you with a pleasant feeling, makes movement easier and prepares the body for working optimally.
Frequency, Amplitude and Gravitational Load
The Frequency of vibration is a measure of how many times the platform moves up and down each second. For example, a Hypervibe Performance machine has a minimum frequency of 6Hz (six times a second) and a maximum of 28Hz.
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Higher frequencies generate a faster platform movement and deliver more energy to your body however the way that muscles respond to vibration stimulus is complicated. The frequencies that are best for YOU to train with will depend on your body type, your level of fitness and your desired outcomes.
While setting an optimal vibration frequency appears to be highly individualized, one thing is very clear; scientists commonly choose to use frequencies between 20-45Hz in their research. A review of Whole Body Vibration research by veteran researcher Jorn Rittweger2 revealed that all studies showing positive training effects used frequencies of 20-45Hz.
It is also important to consider the vibration amplitude before determining if a certain frequency range is appropriate for your goals. If the amplitude is too low, altering the frequency will make little difference.