Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Technology

The study of whole body vibration (WBV) technology, as applied to fitness and sports training began with the Soviet Space Program. The Russians discovered that cosmonauts removed from the effects of gravity developed significant bone and muscle loss during space travel.

In an effort to stop this loss and wasting, the Russian scientists experimented with vibration induced muscle activation.

Profound improvements in muscle and bone strength were obtained by using vibrating platforms to artificially super compensate for the future loss of gravity.

As a result of this effect, Veteran Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, a medical doctor, set the current world record for the longest continuous spaceflight when he spent about 438 days aboard Russia’s Mir space station between 1994 and 1995. Comparatively, American astronauts Carl Walz and Dan Bursch training on conventional fitness equipment were forced to cease their mission after just 196 days due to bone and muscle degeneration. Not until the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, did WBV technology find its way into other countries.

WBV technology is finally being embraced by NASA, Professional Sports Teams, along with many allied health, medical and fitness experts throughout the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people throughout Europe have been using this technology with incredible success for over a decade!

Research

Disclaimer: Body Vibe is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. The studies referenced herein this web site are provided for general information only. These independent studies reference the years of research into Whole Body Vibration exercise and training and their research is independent of the Body Vibe technology. These studies have not been evaluated by the FDA.

While the use of vibration exercise and training is a still relatively new concept to most health, fitness and medical professionals, a wide body of supportive clinical research exists substantiating its potential long term value in human health and performance. Much more research needs to be done in this area, but the overwhelming consistency of findings from scientific research that currently exists is a compelling precursor to Body Vibe’s potential applications and impact on this revolutionary method of training and exercise.

The following published scientific studies, support some of the benefits for Whole Body Vibration enhanced exercise technology, including enhanced muscle strength, improved bone health, hormone balancing, better circulation and pain reduction.

1. Performance

2. Quality of Life

2a. Hormonal Response

2b. Blood circulation

2c. Pain management

2d. Bone density

2e. Metabolism

2f. Flexibility/Mobility/Balance

3. General