Owing to the muscle contractions and G-force caused by a vibration machine Whole Body Vibration has been shown to provide this kind of strength-inducing stress on bone. Additionally, Vibration Training has been shown to simultaneously increase circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid. Loading bones while forcing more fluid through them will increase their strength.
A third way that Vibration Training may increase bone strength is by increasing Growth Hormone levels. Growth Hormone is known to increase bone density; though while it has been shown that brief bouts of high G-force Vibration Training can significantly increase Growth Hormone levels, vibration-induced Growth Hormone effects on bone have not been investigated. Whole Body Vibration is a unique way of increasing the amount of gravity acting on your body. Where conventional exercise has failed, researchers at the European Space Agency have successfully used Whole Body Vibration to completely prevent the degeneration in bone and muscle during prolonged weightlessness by using Whole Body Vibration.
Destabilization & Stimulation of Muscle Reflexes
Your brain is constantly monitoring the position of your joints and will increase muscle activation in an attempt to stabilise your posture when there is a risk of you becoming unbalanced.
Further, if the stretching and vibration of tissues is sufficient, microscopic sensors inside your body detect these changes and quickly activate reflexes that cause the muscles to contract, keeping joints and soft tissues protected from excessive movement. The strength of muscle contraction depends on the strength of the energy pulse coming up from the platform and the health of your nerves and muscles.
Muscle Pumping & Fluid Movement
Repetitive pulses of sufficient energy cause rhythmic muscle contractions. These muscle contractions create a strong pumping effect and result in a huge increase in peripheral blood flow as well as lymphatic drainage. This can be particularly effective for those with poor circulation or swelling in the extremities.
Mobilization of Joints & Muscles
The upwards movement of the platform also causes movement in the joints of your body which has a mobilizing effect and causes the muscles and tissues surrounding the joints to stretch and vibrate.
Rapid Heating of Joints & Muscles
As each wave moves up through your body some of the energy is absorbed by the tissues of your body and is converted to heat. Muscles and joints feel and operate better when they are warm. Whole Body Vibration has been proven to create a warming effect in muscles and joints faster and easier than other types of exercise.
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