Whole Body Vibration (WBV) works by transferring vibrations from an oscillating platform to muscles throughout the body, enabling them to contract and relax multiple times per second in a reflex action. WBV exercise increases blood flow and oxygenation to the muscles, prompting both elasticity and explosive power. It also loosens adhesions, which positively influences flexibility and range of motion even more.
Any static or dynamic pose, held for up to 60 seconds at a time while vibrating on the Whole Body Vibration platform, activates targeted muscle groups, simultaneously improving muscle strength, power, flexibility and range of motion; all contributing to optimal performance on the field, court, or course.
Related Research Articles
Read excerpts of actual research findings below and click on the research article links below to learn more. Articles will appear in a new window- The Use of Whole Body Vibration as a Golf Warm-up -
"The data suggest that a profound increase in the flexibility and power output of individual golfers occurs when a Whole Body Vibration warm-up is performed."
- The Acute Effects of Two Different Whole Body Vibration Frequencies on Vertical Jump Performance -
“A single session of 10 min divided in 2 sets of 5 bouts of 60 s Whole Body Vibration with 60 s rest in between sets has been shown to improve vertical jumping performance and determine an increase in testosterone and growth hormone production in well-trained individuals.”
- Effect of Four-month Vertical Whole Body Vibration on Performance and Balance -
“Four-month vibration intervention induced an 8.5% net improvement in the jump height.”