Muscle strength prevents injury. If you trip or become unbalanced you need muscle strength to right yourself. When your muscle is forced to hold a certain position for a length of time on the vibration plate your body begins to activate and then recruit more and more motor units.
These motor units are usually not activated during everyday routine movement. Sometimes they are brought into use for the first time in years. This strengthens the muscle. These motor units are forced to contract continuously, time after time. The muscle is forced to mature very quickly. The muscle achieves a state of maximum contraction which is very safe and very effective.
Whole body vibration simulates the muscle and brings great circulation to the body. It is a wonderful tool for anti-aging. With strong muscles you can live a longer healthier life. Whole body vibration prevents muscle loss related to the aging process by affecting virtually every muscle in your body without overload and dramatically reducing strain on joints, ligaments and tendons.
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 Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Muscle Strength and Power -
“Based on these findings, we concluded that the use of Whole Body Vibration would lead to greater improvements in both knee extension muscle strength and countermovement jump than under identical conditions without Whole Body Vibration.”- Whole Body Vibration Training Increases Muscle Strength and Mass in Older Women -
“Ten weeks of lower limb Whole Body Vibration training in older women produces a significant increase in muscle strength induced by thigh muscle hypertrophy …”
“The adaptations to Whole Body Vibration found in the present study may be of use in counteracting the loss of muscle strength and mobility associated with age-induced sarcopenia.”