Our bodies contain 206 bones and even more muscles, all of which allow us to move. But simply having bones and muscles is not enough to ensure that we keep moving. If we lose bone mineral density, bone mass, muscle tone, or strength we can find our mobility to be quite limited. In turn, limited mobility can harm our health and stop us from exercising. The end result? We cannot stay healthy.
Whole body vibration was invented in Russia. After sending cosmonauts into space, Russian scientists quickly noticed that they weren’t returning in great health. They lost bone mineral density, muscle tone, and strength. With gravitational forces hovering around zero, cosmonauts had no way to keep up their muscle mass. The Russians created a training program that let their space travelers explore the final frontier and maintain their health. As a result, whole body vibration was born.
First introduced in the 1970s, whole body vibration machines simulate gravity to provide resistance to the body. Thanks to this resistance, space explorers upheld their health while orbiting the Earth. In fact, Russian cosmonauts spent a record number of over 420 days in outer space without suffering from substantial loss of bone density or muscle mass. When the cosmonauts returned, the Russians quickly put their new machines to work for the country’s most talented athletes.
Whole body vibration triggers controlled contractions of the muscles, which contributes greatly to athletic training. Russian athletes dominated the 1980s Olympics after building up muscle mass and bone density with whole body vibration.
This training technique spread to the United States in the 1990s and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, whole body vibration machines, like the Noblerex K1 Platinum, are available to members of the public. Now we can benefit from the same training that Russian cosmonauts and Olympians pioneered.
Today’s Whole Body Vibration Machines
Whole body vibrating machines were extremely expensive when they first hit the market. They were only available to professional athletes and people who could pay upwards of $10,000 for them. Competition drove prices down considerably after numerous manufacturers entered the market. Now members of the general public can afford to have these machines in their homes.
One of the most affordable and effective of these machines is the Noblerex K1 Platinum. The Noblerex provides an hour’s worth of exercise in just ten minutes. This machine targets muscles that we simply cannot workout at the gym. The benefits of the Noblerex K1 include:
• Muscle conditioning, including an increase in muscle mass, that tones the body
• Increased fitness potential, sparked by the engagement of an average of 97 percent of our bodies’ muscle fibers (traditional exercise targets approximately 45 percent of our muscles)
• Enhanced flexibility, balance, range of motion, and mobility
• Improved neuromuscular stimulation
• Training of fast twitch muscles, resulting in quicker speed and muscle response
• Increased blood flow
• Augmented testosterone levels, which improve energy, red blood cell production, and recovery time