The Vibraslim Vibrating Training Therapy was designed to optimize your training time for a more productive and efficient workout. Training sessions of only 5-10 minutes, twice a week have been shown to produce measurable results. The Vibraslim Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) which is brings a better quality of life by allowing its users to exercise without the constraints of conventional exercise (time and excess load) whether they are a professional athlete or senior citizen.
The VibraSlim is a motorized exercise system based on the vibration technology. It consists of a special oscillating platform, a vertical support, and preset and manual controls (start/stop, time, and speed). A person using the VibraSlim stands on the platform, turns the unit on, and selects the time and speed (preset or manually). The vertical support can be used to maintain balance if necessary.
The VibraSlim Whole-Body Vibrating (WBV) which is functions in the specific one-directional, oscillating pattern based on the concept of a center fulcrum and an alternating right/left, up and down motion. The motion is similar to a teeter-totter. This produces a corresponding teeter-totter motion at the pelvis resulting in two (2) key actions. The vibrations activate the involuntary muscle stretch reflex (IMSR). A strong muscle pumping action is responsible for moving a great deal of fresh oxygenated blood to the working muscles.
The VibraSlim Vibration Training provides the greatest acceleration and amplitude available for a vibrating device. The amplitude of the rise and fall depends on where the user places his feet on the platform. The further the feet are from the center, the larger the rise/fall. The platform is marked with four placement positions which cover the full 0-6.9mm range. At either end of the platform, there is a maximum displacement of 13.8mm, from lowest to highest point. As a result, the user can expect greater and quicker results from their sessions. Acceleration is a function of frequency, therefore, the higher the frequency, the greater the acceleration. At the highest frequency level (30Hz), the VibraSlim platform accelerates at 25 times.
Many groups of muscles can be addressed with just minimal adjustment in posture and body positioning. This fascinating new technology (Whole Body Vibration) is being used by celebrities and athletes the world over. From hardbodies like Madonna and Gwen Stefani, to champion Lance Armstrong, vibration exercise is the choice among the fittest today. Many professional Sports teams use Whole Body Vibration in their training.
Whole Body Vibration and the VibraSlim Vibration Training demonstrates a new revolution in . The vibrations are generated on a standing platform that are transferred to the user’s body. The muscles automatically react to the vibration by contracting in a reflex. This Whole-Body Vibration which is contraction stimulates muscles and stretches both tendons and ligaments.
For more information on whole-body vibration, use the following websites for more: in-depth and up to date information:
Ergonomics issues and results involving forklift fitness Case study: . This site has various case studies, including problems caused by forklifts as ans other ergonomic issues. Written – Burgess-Limerick – Vibration Therapy
Physical Agents: of Vibration Training. Information in regarding health effects of hand-arm and whole-body vibration as well as the measurement, control and applicable standards applicable to vibration control and assessment. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety programs http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/vibration/vibration_intro.html
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health / fitness– Mining human factors design and Seating design guidelines or Human Factors Design and Recommendations: Underground Mobile Mining Equipment. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pot_set1.html.
Health & Safety Executive Summary – Free info in PDF format for both hand-arm and whole-body vibration. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/vibindex.htm. and information documentation on Reducing risk of hand- arm vibration injury from hand held power tools. [457 kb]
Workers Compensation Board BC study. Whole-body Vibration & Back Disorders among fitness, motivational drivers and heavy lifting equipment operator – More scientific evidence is here re: Fitness machines and safety.
Weightloss Health clinics for Ontario Workers – Ergonomics and Result Driving Factors. [62 kb] http://www.oshforeveryone.org/wsib/files/ont_ohcow/driving.pdf.
Don’t waste any more time driving to the gym or health club, Vibration Training Therapy waiting for your turn to use the equipment. With this compact unit, all you have to do is find ten spare minutes a few times a week to reach optimal results. The VibraSlim was designed to provide all the benefits of exercise without any of the constraints.