Whole Body Vibration Creates Intensive Exercise

Holding weight against vibration increase the effects of gravity. Because of this physical reality (described mathematically as gravity equals mass times acceleration), when vibrating, your muscles must hold up to three times your actual weight, the exact amount depending on the amplitude and frequency of the vibration. If you have any doubt about this, consider the arm and shoulder muscle development of men who operate jackhammers.

Every muscle fiber will automatically tense and relax at the same rate that the machine is vibrating, usually twenty to fifty times per second. That adds up to one thousand to three thousand little tiny “reps” per minute, much more work for your muscles than holding a position (isometric exercise) or typical repetition workouts.

During whole body vibration, one hundred percent of your muscles will be working, while in traditional exercises only some of your muscles are engaged. For example, in a non vibration squat, only about 40 percent of your leg muscles are working, but if you are vibrating, 100 percent of your leg muscles will be firing.

-Becky Chambers, BS, MEd “Whole Body Vibration The Future of Good Health”.

Scientific research has shown many benefits from Whole Body Vibration:

  • Circulation increases bringing nutrients and oxygen to all cells while removing toxins.

  • Skin glows and tightens with increased circulation and other benefits (see below).

  • Promotes healthy bone density - a safe and natural approach to healthy bones.

  • Promotes weight loss

  • Muscle strength and tone increases

  • Rapidly lowers pain and supports a healthy inflammation response - great physical therapy for joints.

  • Improves coordination, flexibility, and balance.

  • Helps normalizes serotonin levels in the brain—serotonin is linked with mood and sleep.

  • Helps normalize testosterone levels - the major hormone controlling sexual libido for both men and women.

  • helps normalize human growth hormone (HGH)—your major anti-aging and rejuvenation hormone.

Research Documents:

1. BC Vibrant Health Research (link)

2. Effects of combining bioDensity(TM) Training and Whole Body Vibration on Strength, Balance, and Functional Independence in Older Adults. (pdf)


It is always advisable to consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. Ongoing research in the field of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) indicates that many people can actually benefit from this form of exercise. However, if you suffer from any of the following contraindications it is imperative that you discuss Whole Body Vibration therapy with your physician before beginning any training program with vibration equipment.

Regarding Relative Contraindications: Gentle, gradual WBV may be able to help with these conditions, but use the WBV with caution. You may also need additional therapies and/ or supplements to tolerate the WBV and to gain its benefits. If you have these condition do not use WBV without guidance from a qualified natural health practitioner familiar with WBV , and the approval of your doctor.

There are also some Absolute Contraindications  – do not use WBV at all if you have any of the Absolute Contraindications

View a list of All Contraindications

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