Whole Body Vibration
What Does Post Body Vibration Do?
The underlying mechanism with the Whole Body Vibration is elicitation of muscular activity. The effects include; increased blood flow, oxygenation and heat with release of hormone responses comparable to that found after resistance exercise.
Vibration exercise elicits a mild cardiovascular activity and muscular mechanisms of fatigue, requiring the body to use energy. While fat in the form of Fatty Acids, is a very desirable energy source, it is dependent on the presence of oxygen to be useful.
Whole Body Vibration Acts in 2 Ways:
Stimulates muscles, which creates the need for energy. Free Fatty Acids are released by the laser which combine with oxygen and produce the energy needed for these muscles.
In circumstances where energy is required by the body more quickly than oxygen can be delivered to the location, the body will switch to its less energy efficient anaerobic system. When the body is using one of its anaerobic energy systems, it cannot utilize Free Fatty Acids, but it will simply generate less energy with a resulting greater depletion rate of glucose. This glucose is obtained from the released Glycerol and its conversion in the liver.
*A total length of 5 minutes on the Whole Body Vibration is equivalent to the length and intensity of training stimulus that can be reached by performing 75 leg press or squat exercises with extra loads of 3 body mass twice a week for 5 weeks.
How Many Calories are Burned in a 10 Minute Session on the Whole Body Vibration?
A 10 minute Whole Body Vibration session could yield a significant calorie loss. This could increase with intensifying the activity while on the machine. Note: It has been calculated that 10 mins. on the Whole Body Vibration machine would be similar to approximately a 5 mile walk. Since one gram of fat has 9 calories, and a single laser session releases approximately 80 grams of fat, it will require approximately 720 calories to burn the fat that was released.