Whole Body Vibration Training

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Vibration training isn’t exactly something new to fitness but it has in fact come a long way and the research to support it is following close behind.  There has been claims that vibration training will:  improve cellular oxygen circulation, assist in cellular waste movement and stimulate cellular nutrient intake, balance hormones, increase collagen and so on. To my knowledge none of these claims have been tested or proved results in a simple research study. What has been studied throughout the years is the direct effect it has on type two/fast twitch muscle fibers, thereby increasing explosive power.  Also its positive effect on lean tissue,  providing equivalent effects as weight training. Ergo increasing resting metabolic rates, decreasing adipose tissue,  increase muscle mass, and an increase in bone density. How does this effect your current training? This may potentially provide an extra resource to help give your joints a well needed break from overuse.

Repetitive and excessive use of any part of our body can have negative long term effects;  including weight training. Cross training, varied exercise, and intermittent scheduled monthly or quarterly breaks from specific training can help alleviate over wear and tear to individual joints and muscles by allowing them to fully heal and rest before resuming putting them under constant stress.

Obviously, there is still more research to be done on vibration training and a need to view its long term effects. But it would seem that the proven benefits do offer something new you may want to implement into your current routine to add some spice and alleviate overuse while gaining similar effects.

Cathleen has a strong background in athletics in general, most of her life has been devoted to martial art and combat training. Her love for high impact/dangerous sports has provided her with the forced pleasure of learning the anatomy and physiology of the human body and about the human condition in conflict. Which later drove Cathleen to spend over a decade working parallel in the medical and fitness industry prior to dedicating all her avocational time to her career as a Health and Wellness Consultant.


  1. Bablofil says:
    Thanks, great article.

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