Every year the data on the merits of vibration platforms grows faster and faster. This research has measured, among others, increases in power, strength, flexibility, bone density growth and balance. These gains were measured by having the subject stand on the vibration platform and hold different positions without added weights. Some of the test exercises were standing jump height, leg extension strength, leg press and flexibility. They discovered that the vibration platform users displayed a significant improvement in all of these areas. They also discovered that the maximum frequency needed was 30Hz, and that higher frequencies did not improve the results. The athletes did the workout three times a week for 12 weeks.
Further research has been done on women that did not regularly workout to find out the effects on them. The testing was over a 24 week period and the test exercises were among others, standing jump height, leg extension strength, leg press and flexibility. An increase in muscle mass, because of the vibrating platform’s ability to work more muscle fibers, compared to traditional workouts. The group also had a significant strength increase, which was comparable to the strength increase achieved through a standard fitness training program consisting of cardiovascular and resistance training. The vibration platform research indicates that vibration training can bring about improvements in strength and power in both athletes and the relatively untrained average person. One of the most common comments you will hear from vibration platform users is that they feel better. Not only happier but that they have more energy. This is the affect of the changes to metabolism and hormone production. Increased serotonin makes you feel calmer and happier, while an increase in the metabolism and HGH production gives you more energy and slims the body.
The vibration platform is a fantastic training aid consisting of a platform that produces repetitive vibrations that stimulate the musculoskeletal system, build bone mass and improve strength. The user stands on the vibration platform and experiences the vibratory waves, the frequency, duration and amplitude of which can be modified. Many high-profile sports teams incorporate vibration platforms into their training programs, as the scientific evidence of benefits in terms of strength training grows. Now that vibration platforms are finally available to the public for home use, Americans are jumping on board and raving about their results. Let the vibrations do the work for you and get the results faster. Whole body vibration platform exercise has allowed people with debilitating conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke victims to yield the benefit of exercise while working within their personal limitations.