I was first introduced to vibration equipment three years ago. When I first heard of it, I was very skeptical at first, however upon further research I was very intrigued and decided to dig deeper into the facts surrounding Whole Body vibration equipment.
Russian cosmonauts had first used the technology in order to help with the loss of bone density. They found that by using the vibration equipment training, it would help build and create the much needed bone and muscle mass. During that time period, scientists realized that this new and exciting form of training known as vibration equipment exercise, was not solely for people in space, but something that could revolutionize the way that we as humans here on earth could assist in training and develop our bodies to become stronger.
Vibrating Exercise Equipment
From professional athletes, to people in rehabilitation, and everyone in between, there have been many interesting and exciting results occurring from the ongoing research of vibration equipment. From increased bone mass, to increased levels of HGH (human growth hormone) and the decreased level of cortisol (often referred to as the “stress hormone”), Lord knows that we all have enough stress in our lives and we could all use a little less, if not a lot.
Over the last couple of years, I had started hearing about these specialty gyms and fitness centers using vibration equipment, that had opened in France and other parts of Europe, that were creating a real buzz in and amongst the fitness and training community. It was at this time that my interest really started to peak about vibrating exercise equipment. There were actually entire facilities dedicated to the sole purpose of whole body vibration fitness.
Whole Body Vibrating Equipment
It was on one of my trips to Europe, while in France, where I first experienced whole body vibrating equipment / vibration fitness first hand. Luckily, I remembered some of the French that I have taken in university and was able to book an appointment at this chic and very popular “vibration gym”. Sure they had the conventional exercise machines, treadmills, weights, and all the stuff that we in North America had, however, they had something that I had never seen before: whole body exercise equipment.
I was truly amazed. It was packed. There I was, half way round the world and in a gym dedicated to – the shaking / vibration of people using vibration equipment. I was so surprised, not only were to see the amount of people, but also the variety of people that had been attracted to this form of exercising. Vibration equipment training has proven to be an up and coming worldwide phenomenon.