How To Hack Your Neuromuscular System with G-forces
Whole Body Vibration is a unique way of increasing the amount of gravity (G-force) acting on your body
Our Hypervibe equipment provides g-force by employing downward and upward acceleration against gravity while standing. The force generated is so great that soft-walled object (your cells) will morph to try and compensate for the varying forces that it is exposed to, driving fluids in and out of the cell and the cell itself is able to efficiently detoxify and then take up additional nutrients.
Given this heightened cellular function the nervous system benefits as well as every muscle in the body is activated, reflex pathways are awakened, strength is promoted, hormones are excreted, oxygenation occurs, and circulation is enhanced.
Biologically, g-force drives the body’s physiological systems — all of which are involved in the stress response — to communicate much more closely than usual: The cardiovascular system communicates with the renal system, which communicates with the muscular system. And all of these are controlled by the central and sympathetic nervous systems, which also must communicate with each other – the more sedentary we get, the less efficient our bodies in responding to stress.
Performance and Recovery Potential
In 1999 the late Professor Carmelo Bosco tested the hormonal responses to a vibration training technique he had developed to maximise muscle stimulation while minimising fatigue.
The 1-minute protocol went like this:
1. 1-minute of vibration + 1-minute of rest x 5
2. 5-minute rest
3. 1-minute of vibration + 1-minute of rest x 5
The vibration component was performed while standing still on a vibration machine in a partial squat with the machine set to produce 11 G of G-force (11 times Earth’s Gravity). The results were interesting to say the least:
Muscle Power increased by 20%
Cortisol Levels decreased by 32%
Testosterone Levels increased by 7%
Growth Hormone Levels increased by a whopping 360%!
Why is this outcome so impressive? The level of Growth Hormone secreted in response to the vibration training was approximately equal to what you would get from 30 minutes of running at 86% maximum intensity!
So, get up, stand up, and move that body!