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Athletic Performance and whole body vibration
Whole body vibration can help to increase athletic performance. Increased blood flow and oxygenation of the muscles prompts elasticity, strength, and power (Wilcock et al., 2009). Holding a static or dynamic pose for up to 60 seconds at a time while vibrating on the Whole Body Vibration platform can activate targeted muscle groups.
Studies have shown whole body vibration improves vertical jump (Torvinen et al., 2002). Whole body vibration exercises can improve physical condition for athletes from many sports.
Lifetime Vibe Exercises
LifetimeVibe’s patented design isolates the vibration in the base, not the handles–reducing harsh and violent movement. Unlike competitor machines, LifetimeVibe also accelerates gradually to the chosen speed, making the experience much more comfortable for the user.
Flip through the program and exercise booklet to determine positions and exercises beneficial to your level of ability. Use massage positions to help relieve muscle soreness or tightness.
Speeds and Programs
Speed below 25 helps build muscle, while speeds above 25 massage. See the LifetimeVibe program booklet for further instructions.
- Wilcock, I.; Whatman, C.; Harris, N.; Keogh, J. Vibration Training: Could It Enhance the Strength, Power, or Speed of Athletes? Journal of strength and conditioning research 2009, 23, 593-603.
- Torvinen, S.; Kannus, P.; SIEVÄNEN, H.; JÄRVINEN, T. A. H.; PASANEN, M.; KONTULAINEN, S.; JÄRVINEN, T. L. N.; JÄRVINEN, M.; OJA, P.; VUORI, I. Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2002, 34, 1523-1528.