The vibrational resistance training exercise machine was created by Vladimir Nazarov in the 1960s to help astronauts combat bone loss. Exercise is done on a platform that vibrates in three dimensions: vertical, horizontal and sagittal (front to back). A strong current is sent through the muscles, producing reflexive contractions between 30 and 50 times per second. Muscle activity is boosted by up to 300 percent compared with doing the same exercises on a steady floor. The vibrations force the muscles to adapt, resulting in improved strength, flexibility, leanness, tone and balance.
The benefits are:
- Increased weight loss – 54% more effective than aerobics and strength training alone.
- Increased circulation.
- Increased lymphatic drainage.
- Cellulite reduction.
- Human growth hormone secretion.
- Suitable for the elderly.
There is a lot of science that this is based on, primarily Newton’s Law, which is Force = m x a. Force equals mass times acceleration. The force, which is your strength, is determined by m (your body) multiplied by acceleration, or how much and how fast you move it.