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Body vibration latest craze

Vibration training (pictured), which originated in Europe, has been gaining momentum and being integrated into daily routines by top universities, NFL teams, medical centers, gyms and celebrities alike.

A gaggle of celebrities and models — such as Madonna, Jessica Alba, Claudia Schiffer, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Heidi Klum — are known to be users. Ever since Madonna admitted to using it sales have skyrocketed around the globe.

The revolutionary technology is being used in a variety of applications. Vibration exercise training is looking to be the next big thing in fitness. With the average price for a Vibration Machine around $5500, VibraSlim has produced the V2, a high end machine, and made it available for $1699, thousands cheaper than lesser machines. Finally this cutting edge technology is affordable to the masses and can be ordered online.

This advanced technology allows you to burn fat and cellulite, increases Human Growth Hormone, increases muscle strength, raises your metabolism, builds bone density and improves flexibility.

So just what is Whole Body Vibration (WBV)? It’s the application of variable vibrating frequencies to the entire body’s muscular, skeletal, organ, glandular and nervous systems. These vibrations usually range from 21 hertz to as high as 65 hertz depending on the type and brand of machine used. The differing vibration frequencies have different effects on body function. Typically in WBV, lower frequencies are very
effective for strength training, warming up and cooling down while higher frequencies are usually used for massage and increasing blood circulation to peripheral body tissues. These WBVs are created by a mechanically vibrating platform and transduced to the body through the feet or hands which are in contact with the vibrating plate, platform or handlebars. The body automatically adjusts to these mechanical stimuli by responding with a stretch reflex. This stretch reflex, that is occurring in the muscles, is actually a reflexive adjustment that is occurring in the brain. Consequently, WBV causes the brain to train in a way that induces a neuro-regenerative effect. According to WBV enthusiasts, the brain is rejuvenated and restored to a healthier state of function.

Vibration Exercise technology originated in the Soviet Space Program, which pioneered the technology now applied in the fields of health and fitness. Russian scientists discovered that cosmonauts that spent extended amounts of time in space experienced significant loss in bone density and muscle tissue due to the lack of gravity. Russian researchers were led to experiment with Vibration Exercise technology, finding that by using this equipment they could not only stop the loss, but amazingly increase bone density and strengthen muscle tissue.

Using Vibration Exercise technology the Russians were able to set a record of more than 420 days in outer space in 1994-95. Our American astronauts, training on conventional fitness equipment, were forced to return after just 120 days due to bone and muscle degeneration. It wasn’t until after the fall of the Iron Curtain, that Vibration Exercise technology found its way to other countries. Today NASA fully embraces Vibration Exercise technology with much success.

For more information about WBV training, visit www.theslimcenter.com.

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