Free Motion Vertex
Whole Body Vibration for better Muscle Activation
Vibrating technology for stimulating muscles in the body originated from the Russian Space Institute, the European Space Agency and NASA who were researching the benefits of vibration to counter muscle atrophy in astronauts when they were in space. Due to the lack of gravity, astronauts, rapidly, lost, not only muscle mass, but bone mass as well, which limited the amount of time they could remain in space.
The Russian scientists were ahead of the curve with their research on biomechanical stimulation. When the Soviet Union dissolved, the West quickly jumped on the data made available and vibration platforms were invented.
Numerous benefits from Whole-Body-Vibration (WBV) include the following:
Muscle strength and toning
Improved bone density
Heightened secretion of hormones associated with exercise
So can all this actually benefit you, the gym user? Well, studies have shown 5 - 10% increase in performance for the squat and vertical jump test in athletes immediately after WBV. They could also lift faster which translates to better all round performance and training. But there’s still more!
WBV also helps to reduce the perceived pain from muscle soreness after a workout; the number one reason people skip their next training session. A study showed that people who received WBV had 35% lower perceived pain. This is very likely because of increased blood flow that adds another benefit of remove by-products of energy production thus and speeding up rate of recovery.
So if you want better performance in all your exercises and a speedier recovery from one workout to the next, add WBV in your training routine. It requires no extra effort nor learning from you and the benefits are better than what most oral supplements can offer.