A Quick Way to Get Fit: Vibration Exercise
By: Sara Koonar
Are you always on the go with no time to exercise? We have found the solution you have been looking for! It is called Whole-Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE). These vibration exercise platforms are the go-to workout machines for celebrities and pro-athletes, but can also be used for rehabilitation and therapy purposes too.
What is vibration exercise?
As you place yourself in various exercise positions (like a squat or a sit-up), the movement of the platform stimulates the body’s natural ‘stretch reflex.’ This is similar to having your knee tapped at a doctor’s office. Without thinking about it, your body responds with a strong involuntary muscle contraction, leading your leg ‘to kick out’. With WAVE technology, these strong contractions can be repeated at a rapid rate, up to 3000 muscle contractions per minute.
Since the muscle contractions are involuntary, nearly 100 percent of your muscles are being worked. This is in contrast to conventional training, where you may only get 40 to 60 percent of your muscles engaged. Using more muscles with higher repetitions than conventional training can provide you with a whole body workout in only 15 minutes. By using only your body weight, minimal stress is placed on the joints.
What are people saying about WAVE vibration exercise?
“I love using vibration training as a tool to enhance my performance. When I looked into a vibration platform that I could use for explosive jumping, the WAVE was more than capable of withstanding the stresses I put on it every day without fear of wearing it down. The WAVE is not only effective, but also tough and durable.”
Elvis Stojko (Three-time World Figure Skating Champion)
“Being a boxer, power and speed are very important for me to gain an edge on my opponents. The WAVE helped me develop this by working my fast twitch muscles. Since I spend a lot of time on my cardio conditioning, using the WAVE for my power training is valuable. By taking only 15 minutes, it lets me stay in top shape and spend more time on my boxing skills.”
Andrew Singh Kooner (Olympic Boxer)
“I work with a lot of Olympic athletes and some professional athletes. The bigger platform [of the WAVE] facilitates a lot more functional movements. The athletes love it. They like the way it feels. They like the increased blood flow. They like the massage benefits. My athletes are less sore. Athletes with tight areas or knots find that the WAVE helps them out a lot more than just rolling, so it’s a good tool to have. I’ve been on every vibrating platform there is and the WAVE is the one that I actually enjoy.”
Jonathan Chaimberg (Strength and Conditioning Coach for Georges St. Pierre of Ultimate Fighting Championship)
“I can’t believe how easy it is to use the WAVE. My busy schedule makes it hard for me to keep up with body toning exercises. I only use the WAVE three times per week and can’t believe how toned I am. My muscles feel tight, which was so hard to keep up with my regular exercises.”
There you have it! If you would like more information on WAVE products or finding a location near you visit: http://www.wavexercise.com