Vibration Exercise Fitness Is the Fastest Growing Fitness Sector in America
Whole Body Vibration continues its rapid growth into homes, gyms, doctors offices, therapy clinics and training rooms. As more doctors and high profile athletes and celebrities talk about there experiences with vibration exercise more people learn of the astounding health benefits of vibration therapy.
Over the past five years Wholebody Vibration has swept across the USA from Europe and is now commonly used by doctors and physicians to treat patients. Further, Vibration Fitness Machines are now some of the worlds top trainers key training tools. VibraSlim’s technology is now available in an affordable home model called the “Europlate” whole-body Vibration Machine. VibraSlim has been receiving a lot of media attention such as:
The NutriMedical Report hosted by Dr. William Deagle nationwide investigated and discussed the groundbreaking health and fitness phenomena known as the “Vibration Fitness Machine”. Dr. Deagle for the past 12 months been testing and researching the effects of VibraSlim’s Vibration Exercise for fitness and health. He reported his findings on the show stating that his research and the many published medical reports from doctors, universities and medical centers confirm that vibration fitness exercise has many benefits including: weight-loss, rapid muscle strength growth, increased bone density, Higher HGH levels, pain reduction and greatly improved balance just to name a few. He also quoted a study from the European Congress on Obesity that was recently released which found that whole body vibration was four times as effective as traditional workouts for weight loss.
“The Doctors” TV segment airing February 26 demonstrates how VibraSlim’s vibration technology, Vibration Exercise can replicate a 60 minute treadmill workout in 10 minutes. Whole body vibration machine causes the body’s muscles to contract and stretch – just like regular exercise does. Other benefits include: total muscle toning, accelerated weight loss, cellulite reduction, stress reduction, increased flexibility and faster metabolism.
On February 12, “The Tyra Banks Show” demonstrated VibraSlim’s vibration technology and was part of “The Tyra Banks Show” special “Beauty Across America” showcasing the latest fitness, health and beauty techniques that work. Many professional sports teams including Olympic, NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA teams have adopted the vibration fitness machines into daily training programs. This has really given the industry a boost of interest and given consumers the confidence to try Whole Body Vibration.
The vibrating platform offers the same benefits of an hour-long sweaty gym workout in just 15 minutes with the machine burning the calories for you. The Vibration Plate is said to be responsible for the incredible shapes of not only Madonna, but also stars such as Jessica Alba, Claudia Schiffer and Natalie Imbruglia.
Our vibration Machine has been designed to produce therapeutic vibrations from the feet up through your entire body. The vibration exercise plate causes very rapid muscle contractions thirty to fifty times per second that work your muscles continuously. These contractions not only build muscle and bone density, but improve flexibility, burn fat, increase metabolism, improve circulation, improve cellular oxygen and nutrient delivery which slows the degenerative/ageing process!
No matter what your physical condition, the subconscious stretch reflexes will tighten almost all your muscles at once with vibration exercise. That compares with just 45 per cent of muscle fibers used during conventional training. Traditional training increases muscle strength because your body reacts to the extra resistance created by the weights over and above regular gravity. With Vibration Training your body reacts to acceleration rather than extra weight, which is many times greater than standard training stimuli. And one repeated 30 or 50 times a second.
VibraSlim Fitness is not only the USA’s number one Vibration Exercise Machine manufacturer, but supplies doctors, hospitals, chiropractors, therapists and trainers worldwide. VibraSlim’s technology has been featured on The Doctors Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Fox News, NBC and Health Magazine. Visit the links below to learn more about Vibration Exercise Fitness Machines and Whole Body Vibration.
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New Vibration Exercise Fitness Research Presented at the European Congress on Obesity
A new scientific study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, found that overweight or obese people who regularly used vibrating equipment with a calorie restricted diet were much more successful at long term weight-loss and losing the fat around their abdomen compared to those who combined dieting with a more conventional fitness routine.
Vibration Exercise Study Proves Positive
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PR Log (Press Release) – Dec 08, 2009 – A new scientific study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, found that overweight or obese people who regularly used vibrating equipment with a calorie restricted diet were much more successful at long term weight-loss and losing the fat around their abdomen compared to those who combined dieting with a more conventional fitness routine.
“These machines are increasingly found in gyms across the industrialized world and have gathered a devoted following in many places, but there has not been any studies proving that they help people lose weight. Our study, the first to investigate the effects of vibration in obese people, indicates it’s a very promising approach. It looks like these machines could be a useful addition to a weight control package,” said the study’s leader, Dirk Vissers, a physiotherapist at the Artesis University College and the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
The researchers divided the study group into four groups.
DIET GROUP: One group was prescribed an individually calculated calorie restricted diet. Dietician visits were scheduled every 2 weeks for the first 90 days and every 30 days for the second 90 days. The dieters were instructed not to undertake any exercise for the duration of the 6 month study.
DIET PLUS EXERCISE GROUP: The second group received the same diet instructions, with the addition of a traditional fitness program. They attended supervised exercise classes twice a week for an hour and were instructed to exercise a third time each week. Their exercise included cycling, swimming, running, step aerobics and some weight lifting exercises.
CONTROL GROUP: A third control group got no diet or exercise instructions.
DIET PLUS VIBRATION EXERCISE GROUP: The fourth group got the diet instructions plus supervised Vibration Plate training instead of conventional exercise. They were instructed not to do any aerobic exercise during the six-month study period. The physiotherapists gradually increased the speed and intensity of the Vibration Training each week, as well as the variety and duration of the vibration exercises from 30 seconds for each of 10 exercises to 60 seconds for each of 22 exercises, such as squats, lunges, calf raises, push-ups and abdominal crunches. The average time spent on the vibration plate was 12 minutes per session in the first 90 days and 14 minutes in the second 90 days.
Over the year, only the conventional fitness and vibration groups managed to maintain a 5% weight loss, which is what is considered enough to improve health.
DIET GROUP: During the first six months, the diet only group lost about 6% of their initial body weight, but could not maintain a 5% weight loss in the subsequent six months. The diet group had a visceral fat loss of 24.3 square centimetres after six months but were unable to maintain the loss and dropped down to only 7.5 square centimetres after a year.
DIET PLUS EXERCISE GROUP: The group that got diet plus conventional fitness lost about 7% of their initial body weight in the first six months, and by the end of the study, they had managed to keep off a 6.9% loss. Visceral fat shrank by 18 square centimetres in the conventional fitness group in the first six months, but by the end of the year, it was only 1.6 square centimetres less than at the beginning. Not very impressive.
CONTROL GROUP: The control group predictively gained about 1.5% of their original body weight.
DIET PLUS VIBRATION EXERCISE GROUP: Finally vibration exercise group lost 11% of their body weight during the intervention phase and by the end of the follow-up period they had maintained a 10.5% loss. The vibration fitness group lost 48 square centimetres of visceral fat during the first six months and still had the impressive loss of 48 square centimetres after 12 months.
These are very encouraging results, and this could be a viable alternative to traditional exercise and weight lifting. Vissers explained that the plate works by making muscles rapidly contract, which builds lean muscle mass. People say vibration exercise machines are fitness for lazy people. It may feel like a short cut, but it is real exercise.
Vissers plans further research on a larger group of obese patients confirm how beneficial the machines are. His team is also planning to study why vibration seems to be more effective than aerobic exercise in trimming visceral fat, including whether increased blood flow to the abdomen and hormonal response to vibration might play a role in more efficient fat breakdown. His study was funded by the Artesis University College of Antwerp.
The results were presented at ECO 2009 — The 17th European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
SOURCES: ECO 2009 — The 17th European Congress on Obesity, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009. News release, ECO 2009 – The 17th European Congress on Obesity.
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Whole-body Vibration machine on the “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”
The popular FOX morning show “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” featured VibraSlim’s Europlate vibrating exercise machine on Tuesday, March 10. VibraSlim’s representative “Chris” explained how the Europlate’s vibrating platform forces the muscles to stretch and contract, replicating traditional exercise, but in only ten minutes. He continued explaining that vibration exercise tones muscle, builds bone mass, improves circulation, reduces cellulite and really improves overall wellness.
A customer testimonial of the effectiveness of the VibraSlim was given by “Linda” a user of the Europlate machine for 8 months. Linda had lost 3 dress sizes and was ecstatic about her results and how fast they came. Dramatic before and after images of Linda really drove home the message to viewers. Linda also talked about how her old injuries were being helped with the VibraSlim vibrating machine.
VibraSlim’s Vibration Exercise technology has been getting more and more recognition over the past two years as many famous doctors, trainers, celebrities and athletes have spread the word about the benefits of whole-body vibration. Vibration exercise have been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, Access Hollywood, Extra, The Doctors Show, Tyra Banks Show, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Mens Fitness Magazine, US Magazine and Health Magazine.
OVM benefits from new machine
It is hard to believe that a machine that offers tilting vibration would have such a beneficial effect in exercise and rehabilitation. The new whole body Vibration Machine was recently purchased by the Ohio Valley Manor, and has helped patients and residents of the Manor to make vast improvements in their rehabilitation programs.
According to Melissa Rickey, marketing coordinator at the Ohio Valley Manor, the Manor first received the machine as a trial about a month ago and began using it for rehabilitation programs to help residents and patients to strengthen their legs. The Manor officially purchased the machine last week for $11,900. The machine has a side-to-side tilting, vibrating plate that rocks back and forth to cause the muscles in the legs to contrast and to build up muscle. Continued use of the machine will eventually improve muscle power, strength, and tine, as well as raise an individual’s growth hormone level by 631 percent to aid in repairing damaged tissue.
The machine can also increase blood flow, reduce chronic and acute lower back pain, improve postural reflexes, and will help to slow the progress of Parkinson’s. Exercising using the vibration exercise machine is also less stressful on joints and and help improve leg circulation for people with diabetes, fight osteoporosis, and more.
“You don’t really feel like you’re exercising, because you’re just standing there,” Rickey said. “I was skeptical when we first got it and tried it, but you can really feel it the next day.”
Tara Prater, occupational therapist at the Ohio Valley Manor, said the machine has really helped a lot of patients to get back on their feet after an accident or surgery. While the machine has not been in use for very long at the Manor, Prater said that the residents who do use it have noticed a major difference.
“We have one resident who had a knee replacement and had a lot of scar tissue built up because of it,” Prater said. “It actually helped to break up some of the scar tissue and got her walking again.”
The vibration Machine also has numerous settings and routines that it can use for different exercises, and can be used for standard exercise as well as rehabilitation. Ohio Valley Manor patient Erma Spiller, who had back surgery that caused the muscles in the front of her legs to stop working, said the machine has helped her to be able to walk with the aid of a cane. Spiller uses the machine three times a week.
“It’s great,” Spiller said. “It’s helped get stimulation in my legs.”
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Vibration Exercise Machine Technology Featured on “The Doctors”, “Extra”, “Access Hollywood” and “The Tyra Banks Show’”
The popular TV show ‘The Doctors’ demonstrated and discussed the groundbreaking health/fitness phenomena known as the ‘Vibration Fitness Machine’. Over the past five years Wholebody Vibration has swept across the USA from Europe and is now commonly used by doctors and physicians to treat patients. Further, Vibration Fitness Machines are now some of the worlds top trainers key training tools.
VibraSlim’s technology is also available in a affordable home model called the ‘Europlate’.
The “The Doctors” TV segment airing February 26, 2009 demonstrates how Vibration Exercise can replicate a 60 minute treadmill workout in 10 minutes. And further, how whole body Vibration Machine causes the body’s muscles to contract and stretch (just like exercise does), stimulate blood circulation, improve strength and performance, and increase bone density. Other benefits include: total muscle toning, accelerated weightless, cellulite reduction, stress reduction, increased flexibility and faster metabolism, helping to burn fat.
On February 12, 2009, ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ demonstrated VibraSlim’s vibrating technology on a audience member (Kristen) for a ten minute session. Kristen was weighed prior to the exercise and was at 165.6 lbs. After the session she was again weighted in at 164.6, a full pound lighter. Tyra Banks was very excited and impressed with these results. This segment was part of ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ special ‘Beauty Across America’ showcasing the latest fitness, health and beauty techniques that work. Many professional sports teams including Olympic, NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA teams have adopted the vibration fitness machines into daily training programs. This has really given the industry a boost of interest and given consumers the confidence to try Whole Body Vibration.
VibraSlim Fitness is not only the USA’s number one Vibration Exercise Machine manufacturer, but supplies doctors, hospitals, chiropractors, therapists and trainers worldwide. Visit the links below to learn more about Vibration Exercise Fitness Machines and Whole Body Vibration.
For more information about vibration exercise training visit – www.vibration-exercise-store.com
Shaking up Fitness-The benefits of Total Vibration Technology
We’re not talking about the old school band you put around your waist or your thighs and it allegedly shakes the fat off your body. We are talking about vibration exercise technology. These next series of articles will look at the several of the benefits associated with using total vibration technology to achieve one’s fitness goals.
Before we discuss the benefits, I feel it is important to explain the piece of equipment we use to for total Vibration Training.
The vibration exercise machine is a vibrating platform that stimulates muscles 95-97% where the general population only stimulates 30-40% when doing conventional lifting. This occurs do to the unique displacement the machine places on the individual. It not only moves up and down 70% it also moves 10% in the frontal plane and 20% in the sagital plane.
Depending on the frequency (30, 35, 40, 50 hertz) or the amplitude (high/low), one can place any where from 2x to over 6x the force of gravity on the body. This is important because according to Newton’s Law: Force=Mass x Acceleration. For our purposes, force is the same as work, mass is equivalent to weight.
Normally when we want to work out harder we increases weight, thus increasing the amount of work we do. However, we decrease acceleration as we add weight. Try and move a 200 lbs bench press as quickly as you can a 100 lb bench press. With the plate, your mass (because it’s your weight) stays constant, while acceleration can increase (due to the hertz) thus forcing you to work harder.
An example: If we were to take a 70 kg person (about 150 lbs) and had him squat with no weight on the ground, the force he would exert is 700 Newton’s. Force=Mass (70kg) x Acceleration (9.81m/s2). The 9.81 m/s2 comes from the acceleration of gravity. If this person added 70kg on a barbell for a squat he would exert 1400 Newton. Take that same person and have him squat on the Vibration Machine with no weight and amplitude of high and 40 hertz he would exert 3500 Newton. You can see this is over twice the amount of work he was doing with a conventional squat.
The first part of our “Shaking Things Up” series explained the basic concept of the Vibration Fitness Machine and how one can manipulate amplitude and hertz to obtain one’s fitness goals. In this section we will look into reasons why an individual would want to incorporate this training tool into one’s workouts.
Speaking from experience, my team and I have been using the plate to stimulate more muscle growth, bring out more definition, burn more calories, increase strength, burn fat, and help prevent osteoporosis for over 3 years.
Let us first look at the way in which the plate helps with strength. When one performs an exercise on the plate (whether it be squats, lunges, crunches, push ups, static rows, dips, etc.) the individual is not only working voluntary muscles, but also involuntary muscles. This will stimulate more muscle growth, and by using more muscles, will burn more calories as well. When an individual is on the plate for only 30 seconds and has the hertz set at 30 (this is the lowest setting) the individual will contract his muscles 900 times! This is awesome because it is working not only slow twitch muscles fibers, but more importantly to those of us looking build more in short durations (30 seconds to 1 minute), stimulates the fast twitch as well. This is unique because traditional weight training only uses one or the other. What this means is, we can make our sessions shorter thus decreasing the likelihood of over training and allowing us more time to do our cardio and/or pose.
In regards to getting more definition using the Vibration Machine, remember you are contracting the muscle 900 times just standing on the plate, so one will work more muscles and burn more calories, thus allowing more definition to be seen (keep in mind you you do need to eat properly as well).
A 6 week study of 2 groups in 2003 showed the group using vibration training three times a week in their routine had an 18% increase in their resting metabolism, while the group that did similar exercises without vibration had a 2% decline.
One of my specialties is training individuals for bodybuilding, figure, and fitness competitions. I am also the official trainer for the Miss Arizona USA and Miss Teen Arizona USA pageants, along with a majority of our clientele as regular fitness individuals. No mater your fitness goal, imagine getting ready for an event where you want to look as “tight” as possible. Wouldn’t you want your metabolism to be as high as possible in order to burn more calories and lean out quicker? This may enable you to decrease the amount of cardio you need to do and/or consume more calories. Either of which will allow you to maintain your muscle mass more efficiently. Incorporating the plate with conventional weight training and diet will enable you to achieve better results.
The 3rd installation of our “Shaking Things Up” articles is going to look at the benefits of using total vibration in regards to increasing Human Growth Hormone production.
Studies have been done on the plate in regards to Human Growth Hormone production. This is critical for all individuals, especially those over 30 years of age.
After the age of 30, about every 5 years are bodies will decrease the production of HGH, so it is important we stimulate as much as we can naturally! This occurs by using larger muscle groups, rest, proper nutrition and the correct supplementation.
Since we are working larger and more muscles using the plate, we will increases the production of HGH. This is important because the more lean muscle one is able to maintain the more fat she/he will burn. Remember, one pound of muscle can burn 20-100 kcal a day while a lb of fat only burns 8 kcal a day. However, the plate should not take the place of proper nutrition and rest. It should be used in conjunction with.
I know many of you may think this article is too good to be true. Often times things that sound this good are. However, I invite you to try the Vibration Exercise Machine for yourself and feel the difference. I also encourage you to research vibration training and read the scientific research for yourself.
Vibration training has been around since the 19th century. In the 20th century, scientific research was conducted to understand the influence of vibration on bone density. Scientists found vibration therapy improved bone density enormously in astronauts that would normally lose bone density and experience muscle atrophy due to zero gravity. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, vibration research turned to performance among athletes and the Vibration Exercise Machine was invented and introduced to the U.S. in 2001. Since then, it has been featured in the media a number of times. From Muscle and Fitness, Iron Man, Sweat Magazine, to Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and local news people are talking about the value of training on the Vibration Exercise Machine. The Vibration Exercise Machine has also been used by several professional athletes and teams (Lance Armstrong, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, several World Cup teams, Olympic athletes) and celebrities (Madonna, Claudia Schiffer, and more).
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Vibration Exercise Fitness Explodes upon the USA
The world-wide explosion of Vibration exercise fitness has hit the USA with a bang! Vibration exercise machines are now being used from Hollywood to New York to Middle America and VibraSlim is leading the way with help from doctors, trainers and even celebrities.
With interest in fitness and healthy lifestyles at all time highs, millions of Americans are looking for the fitness program that fits their lifestyle and that they enjoy. VibraSlim has filled this need and has been rapidly expanding across the nation over the past 5 years. VibraSlim’s technology first caught on with fitness trainers and doctors who realized the many benefits that their clients could gain from VibraSlim’s Vibration Training machine. From there vibration exercise grew mostly from word of mouth from those who had fantastic results from the Vibration Machine. Today VibraSlim’s fitness machines are used by moms, dads, retirees, chiropractors and pro athletes.
VibraSlim has been featured in top magazines such as “Health” and “Fitness Experts”, on the Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp” series, and “The Real Housewives of Orange County” to name a few.
VibraSlim’s Europlate vibrating platform offers the same benefits of an hour-long sweaty gym workout in just 15 minutes with the machine burning the calories for you. The Vibration Plate is said to be responsible for the incredible shapes of not only Madonna, but also stars such as Jessica Alba, Claudia Schiffer, Sophia Bush and Natalie Imbruglia.
The VibraSlim vibration machine has been designed to produce therapeutic vibrations from the feet up through your entire body. The vibration plate causes very rapid muscle contractions thirty to fifty times per second that work your muscles continuously. These contractions not only build muscle and bone density, but improve flexibility, burn fat, increase metabolism, improve circulation, improve cellular oxygen and nutrient delivery which slows the degenerative/ageing process!
1. Vibration exercise burns fat and cellulite
2. Vibration Fitness tones and tightens skin
3. Increase your Strength dramatically in weeks.
4. Increase your serotonin levels, which improve your mood and energy levels.
5. Decrease joint pain and blood pressure.
6. Increase your flexibility and balance with Vibration Plate workouts.
The superior muscle-activation that the vibration machine stimulates compared to conventional training, means that less time is required to work muscle groups completely. A one minute workout on this vibration platform burns more energy and creates strength improvements. This is achieved with minimal stress on the joints and ligaments. You can perform static or dynamic movements including standing, sitting, kneeling, lying, and placing your hands on it. Almost any exercise from a typical gym workout to passively sitting on a chair and resting your feet can be done on a vibration platform.
Vibration training is backed by dozens of medical research reports (see link at bottom).
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