Whole-Body Vibration Speeds Up Recovery Time
If you could use a piece of equipment that allows you to increase your strength and balance in the least amount time, regardless of your conditioning level, then you would use a Power Plate or XR Vibe. The science behind whole-body vibration, (WBV) is amazing, but the impressive results is all that really matters.
WBV Increases the Frequency of Muscle Contractions
Building Skeletal Muscle
WBV Induces a Continuous Stretch Reflex
Your body is programmed with different reflexes, like blinking your eye. A deep-tendon stretch reflex occurs when an examiner taps your knee with a hammer and your leg extends one tap, one contraction. In contrast, whole body vibration therapy induces a continuous stretch reflex called the Tonic Vibration Reflex.The vibrating platform causes minute stretches within the muscles that activate this reflex. Because WBV platforms vibrate from 30-50 times per second (30-50 Hz) and in 3 dimensions, these involuntary muscle contractions occur at this accelerated rate as well. This corresponding body response also means that the deep postural and stabilizing muscles, that are difficult to rehabilitate, can be safely and effectively addressed.