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THE REAL BENEFITS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION

BY ANDREEA MACOVEICIUC & GABRIEL ETTENSON


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Distributed by Hypervibe

MEDICAL WARNING &DISCLAIMER


Information provided in this e-book is meant to assist you in understanding the principles
behind whole body vibration and the functioning of Whole Body Vibration platforms, as well as
in creating apersonalized training program, based on your health and fitness goals.
Pieces of advice and information given in this book are based on trustful sources and thorough
analyses, so you can trust all the recommendations given by the author. However, keep in mind
that its your responsibility to know your body and your health state and to get your physicians
approval before applying any of these tips. Author of this e-book is not responsible for injuries
or health issues resulting from applying the recommendations in this publication or from using
aWhole Body Vibration machine as suggested in this publication.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

ACTIVE AGING

FOR SENIOR USERS WHO WANT TO BE ACTIVE & INDEPENDENT,


MOVECOMFORTABLY ANDBE PAIN FREE
INTRODUCTION

BETTER BALANCE

STRONGER BONES

STRONGER MUSCLES

INCREASED CIRCULATION

11

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

13

STRONGER PELVIC FLOOR

14

WEIGHT LOSS & FITNESS

16

FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WHO WANT ANEFFECTIVE WAY TO LOSE


WEIGHT, FEELSTRONG, ANDIMPROVE THEIR ENERGY LEVELS
INTRODUCTION

17

IMPROVED BODY COMPOSITION

18

HORMONAL BOOST

23

STRONGER MUSCLES

25

WOMENS HEALTH & BEAUTY

28

FOR WOMEN WHO WANT AFIRMER FIGURE, AMORE YOUTHFUL


APPEARANCE, ANDREGAIN THEIR PRE-PREGNANCY BODY
INTRODUCTION

29

REMOVE CELLULITE

30

IMPROVED SKIN COMPLEXION

31

STRONGER PELVIC FLOOR

32

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PERFORMANCE & RECOVERY

34

FOR ATHLETES WHO WANT TOREACH THEIR PERFORMANCE GOALS


FASTER WITHLESS RISK OFINJURY
INTRODUCTION

35

INCREASED MUSCLE POWER

36

HORMONAL BOOST

37

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

40

BETTER WARM-UP

42

IMPROVED RECOVERY

43

RELIEVE & REVIVE

45

FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT RELIEF FROM ACHES & PAINS, AND TO
IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH ANDWELLBEING
INTRODUCTION

46

LOWER BACK PAIN RELIEF

46

JOINT PROTECTION

48

REDUCED SWELLING

51

NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION

52

TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS

54

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You may have found yourself with acopy of this eBook because you have
only recently heard about Whole Body Vibration technology, or perhaps youre
quite familiar with it, but are struggling to work out the facts from the fiction.
In this eBook, well take you down ano-nonsense path to the REAL benefits
of Whole Body Vibration backed with scientific references and real user
testimonials.
Before we begin though, for those of you who are new to Whole Body
Vibration, you may wish to learn what exactly it is.

HISTORY OF VIBRATION HEALTH DEVICES


Throughout history there have been numerous documented uses of vibration
for therapy, for example, the ancient Greeks utilized the vibrations produced by
aflexible saw attached to asheet of fabric binding an injury in order to enhance
healing. In 1857, aSwedish doctor named Gustav Zander, famous for pioneering
what would today be known as ahealth club, invented dozens of different
exercise devices, some of which utilized vibration. One of Zanders vibrating
devices gave birth to apopular device in the 60s, the old belt massager, with
advertisements promising to loosen fat and increase muscle tone without effort.
To no surprise, it didnt work so well.
Unfortunately, this device is frequently attributed to amodern Whole Body
Vibration machine, but as youll soon learn, without the use of gravity, the only
thing it has in common is that it vibrates. Other notable examples in the years
since Zander, has been Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the developer of Corn Flakes,
who invented awhole-body vibration chair that shook violently and with which
he claimed to cure constipation, headaches and back pain. In the 60s Russian
Scientist Vladimir Nazarov utilized avibrating device to apply vibration locally to
muscles and tendons to create involuntary muscle reflexes. Nazarov translated
these findings to practical uses for athletes. He observed asubstantial increase in
flexibility and strength in the athletes he studied after the application of vibration.

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MODERN USE OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION TECHNOLOGY


In the mid-90s, aGerman scientist produced the very first commercially
available Whole Body Vibration machine. Unlike previous devices, the Whole
Body Vibration machine increased the weight bearing on the user, by having
them put their body weight onto avibrating platform whilst simply standing
or performing exercises. Some may have difficulty understanding this loading
effect, but if you have ever felt temporarily heavier or lighter in an elevator when
the elevator stops and starts, you too have undergone the same weight bearing
principle as aWhole Body Vibration machine. Instead of making exercise harder
with traditional methods (i.elifting weights), with Whole Body Vibration, the
upward lift of the platform increases the load and thus has asimilar effect, but
without the injury risk.
This loading effect is measured in acceleration, or G-Force, and to avoid placing
too much loading onto an unsuspecting commuter, elevators are limited to an
acceleration of around 1.2G (1.2 times Earths gravity). The most effective Whole
Body Vibration machines produce accelerations that are many times greater, up
to 20G, which can translate to significant exercise benefits.
In addition to this new and unique loading effect provided by Whole Body
Vibration machines, the technology also carried over all of the benefits that
had been discovered by previous scientists and inventors, i.e. muscle reflexes,
increased circulation, increased flexibility etc.

MAKING WHOLE BODY VIBRATION AFFORDABLE


By the end of the 20th century, asmall number of new companies had joined
the Whole Body Vibration market in Europe. Manufacturing was kept in Europe
where quality was kept high, G-Force levels were kept high, but so too was the
price tag. These pioneering machines from Europe cost upwards of $10,000
USD! It wasnt until afew years later that the rest of the world started to catch
on, and before long manufacturers in countries like China and Korea started
producing machines too.
Fortunately, for the Asian manufacturers, but unfortunately for the consumer,
powerful marketing is easier to produce than powerful vibration machines.
For that reason, until the release of HyperVibe in 2008, Asian manufacturers

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had until that point only manufactured relatively low G-Force machines. Just
like the old massage belts, advertising of these low G-Force machines is often
accompanied by promises to shake off the fat whilst you just stand there,
and 10 minutes = 1hr in the gym. Unbeknownst to the consumer, who comes
across these promises in ashopping mall, exhibition, or perhaps even alate
night infomercial, these low G-Force machines do not perform like the original
European technology and even the original European technology refrains
from making such promises. With outlandish claims, low powered, low priced
machines now making up the largest portion of the market, its no wonder so
many are skeptical about Whole Body Vibration.

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION BUYERS GUIDE


41 Vibration Machines Tested
Only 9 of 41 passed all the tests and could produce the level of vibration
responsible for the most impressive research results. HyperVibe was the only
machine for under $3000 to make it into the top 9. The average output of all
machines under $3000 is 4G. HyperVibe can produce up to 17G.
See www.hypervibe.com for more information.

SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT
As skeptical as one may be, its hard to deny the extensive evidence that now
exists to support the use of Whole Body Vibration for awide range of benefits,
and in awide range of populations. At the time of writing this book, more than
400 papers have been published in peer-reviewed science, medical, and sports
journals, though it should be noted that only asmall number of high G-Force
machines make up the volume of these studies. The evidence is overwhelming,
and it may be hard to find atreatment device that has been more extensively
studied than Whole Body Vibration. In the REAL benefits of Whole Body
Vibration as well outline ahead; we reference just afraction of the available
science to date. Please contact us if you would like to review further evidence on
aparticular topic, or alternatively, we recommend you visit pubmed.org where
you can search through the largest database of studies on the Internet.

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CHAPTER ONE

FOR SENIOR
USERS WHO WANT
TO BE ACTIVE &
INDEPENDENT,
MOVE
COMFORTABLY
ANDBE PAIN FREE

ACTIVE
AGING

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INTRODUCTION
Making it through 60 years of life to reach retirement leaves some feeling
used up and worn out. What do you do when your mind wants an active lifestyle,
but your body is already saying I quit!

What do you do when


your mind wants an active
lifestyle, but your body is
already saying I quit!

Are you finding that ordinary daily tasks are becoming more challenging than
they used to be?
Do aches and pains cause you to put off things you would like to do or should
be doing? Would you like to know how to prevent muscle and bone weakness,
falls, and pelvic floor dysfunction?
Heres how the REAL benefits of Whole Body Vibration can help you.

BETTER BALANCE
THE BAD NEWS
Progressive muscle weakness and imbalance cause 1 in 3 people over 65 and
nearly half of those over 75 to fall every year. People often develop afear
of falling after afall. This can lead to loss of confidence and fear avoidance,
resulting in avicious cycle of further decline in balance, mobility and
independence.
Falls account for more than 80% of all fractures among people aged 65 years
or older
Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and injury-related death in
people aged 65 years and over
At least 40% of people who have been hospitalized because of afall require
ongoing care in anursing home

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THE GOOD NEWS


When you are standing on avibration platform, the movement of the
platform creates an unstable surface, but within asafe environment. This
therefore allows you to train your neuromuscular system to provide better
stability and balance.
Practice makes perfect, but even just using aHyperVibe machine for asingle
session, as scientists from James Cook University in Australia demonstrated,
improved balance in 36 adults over the age of 50.1
When looking at the long term effects, researchers have found that as little
a34 minute sessions per week, 3 times per week had dramatic improvements in
balance in elderly.2, 3

Reduces elderly patient falling risk!


Hypervibe really works for activating and strengthening the posture
muscles while improving balance and hamstring flexibility. Itsbeen
effective for reducing risk of falls in my older patients as well as
relieving knee and low back issues.

Ben Ward

Performance Physiotherapy, Australia

This study provides evidence to support our user-friendly WBV


treatment protocol of 3 minutes aday for the elderly to maintain their
balancing ability and reduce risks of fall.
Cheung WH. High-frequency whole-body vibration improves balancing ability in elderly
women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Jul;88(7):852-7.

Nursing home patients up to 98 years of age improve balance, walking


speed and agility by 3040% with just 4-mins per day, 3 times per week,
and 18 sessions of high acceleration Whole Body Vibration.
Bruyere O. Controlled whole body vibration to decrease fall risk and improve health-related
quality of life of nursing home residents. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Vol 86 February 2005>

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When looking at the long


term effects, researchers
have found that as little
a34minute sessions per week,
3times per week had dramatic
improvements in balance
inelderly

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STRONGER BONES
THE BAD NEWS
Your bones are made of living tissue that constantly rebuilds and renews.
Inour youth, new bone replaces old bone quickly and this makes your bones solid
and strong. As you get older, your body loses bone tissue faster than it can be
replaced. This makes your bones less solid, weaker and puts you at higher risk
offractures.
As you get older, your body
loses bone tissue faster thanit
can be replaced.

In the five to seven years following menopause, awoman can lose up to 20%
of her bone density
Fracturing abone significantly increases the likelihood of an older person
being forced to live in nursing home and increases their daily cost of living
and dependence on others
Most hip fractures require hospitalization and surgery to fix it. Surgery
increases the risk of other health problem, and less than half those who
survive the hip fracture regain their previous level of function
20% of seniors who break ahip, die within one year from problems related to
the fractured bone itself or surgery to repair it

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THE GOOD NEWS


Bones become stronger when exposed to sufficient mechanical stress.
Therefore, due to the muscle contractions and exposure to increased G-forces
caused by avibration machine, Whole Body Vibration has been shown to provide
this kind of strength-inducing stress on bone.4
Additionally, Vibration Training has been shown to simultaneously increase
circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid. Loading bones while forcing more fluid5
through them will increase their strength.

The research shows that those


with the lowest bone density
stand to gain the most.

A third way that Vibration Training may increase bone strength is by increasing
Growth Hormone levels. Growth Hormone is known to increase bone density;
though while it has been shown that brief bouts of high G-force Vibration Training
can significantly increase Growth Hormone levels,6 vibration-induced Growth
Hormone effects on bone have not yet been investigated.
The research shows that those with the lowest bone density stand to gain
the most. Consider some Chinese research on post-menopausal women with
osteoporosis.7
After 6 months, compared to the control group (no exercise) who lost 1.8%
of their bone mass, those in the Vibration Training group actually ended up with
5.6% more bone. Less than 10- minutes aday of standing still had restored
almost 2 years worth of bone density.
In other words, every day of Vibration Training preserved 5 days worth of bone
density with:
1. No risk of injury
2. No side effects
3. Very little time
4. Very little effort

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In USA,8 asimilar group of post-menopausal women had their bone density


tested before and after aperiod of Vibration Training and compared with
acontrol group who did no training. In this study the participants did 6 times
as much Whole Body Vibration as the Chinese group however they got 75%
less benefits. After an entire year of Vibration Training, the women in the US
experiment only managed to increase bone density by 1.8%not even 1 years
worth of bone loss. Why such adifference? The answer is the amount of Gravity
applied by each group.
The Chinese group performed Vibration Training with 9G (9 times Earths
gravity) whereas the American group used only 0.2G. This highlights the
importance of training intensity. You can spend all day every day vibrating, but if
the intensity is too low you will not get the results you want.

Stronger bones
I was determined to deal with my bone density isuues safely and
naturally so Iturned to vibration training. After 2 years of Hypervibe
my bone density increased 8.3%I was astonished.

Cydya

CBSNY TV Show, USA

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STRONGER MUSCLES
THE BAD NEWS
As people age, the inclination and ability to participate in regular exercise
isreduced. As aresult, rest and inactivity occurs more often. This causes our
skeletal muscles to wither and weaken. Starting at around age 40, this process
continues at asteady pace until around age 75, where it accelerates dramatically.
Muscle weakness is amajor cause of:
Problems with mobility
Frailty
Weak bones
Falls and fractures
A further decrease in activity level
Diabetes
Increased body fat
A loss of physical function and independence
As people age
the inclination to participate
inregular exercise is reduced
andresting occurs more.

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THE GOOD NEWS


You have probably heard of the phrase use it or lose it in regards to
keeping strong muscles. Whole Body Vibration has been studied by the European
Space Agency for its ability to prevent muscle loss,9 which occurs during
extended periods of inactivity via bed rest. The Space Agency scientists study
the effects of bed rest as this has been found to have similar effects on muscles
and bones as the effects of the weightlessness environment that astronauts
experience in orbit.
You may be wondering what research on astronauts has to do with you?
You have probably
heard ofthe phrase
use it or lose it in regards
tokeeping strongmuscles.

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Well, another phrase you may have heard before is to take aload off which
refers to taking the load off your feet and sitting down. Just as bed rest will cause
muscles to waste away, so too will prolonged sitting, and decreased activity levels.
Due to tendency to become more sedentary as we grow older, just like
astronauts, we too reduce our exposure to gravity.

The key to achieving significant


benefits to power and strength
is how much stimulation is
placed onto your body by the
vibration platform.

By increasing the pressure between your feet and the platform as aWhole
Body Vibration machine thrusts you upwards, this increases the gravitational
loading on your body, and forces your muscles to work harder. Where decreasing
our gravitational loading, or taking aload off causes you to lose your muscles,
Whole Body Vibration increases your gravitational loading, thus countering the
effects of asedentary lifestyle.
The key to achieving significant benefits to power and strength is how much
stimulation is placed onto your body by the vibration platform.
The stimulation avibration machine places on your body is determined by the
platform acceleration or G-force where G stands for Gravity. For example
10G means ten times Earths Gravity. You would agree that doing squats with
22lb (10kg) produces benefits that are not possible with 2.2lb (1kg).
Similarly, Vibration Training with 10G of G-force produces benefits that
research shows are not possible with 1G of G-force.10
The more G-force the machine produces, the greater the stimulus on your
muscles, nerves and bones. Anything less than 5G is really more of amassage.
The research shows that strength, power and hormone related benefits from low
G-force vibration are very limited at best.10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Energy boost
I bought my Hypervibe to build up my muscle strength after having
Polio. It really helped. Ialso love the energy boost Iget after each
use. This is the best purchase ever; Icouldnt function as well
without it. Im now 62.

Lorraine
Australia

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INCREASED CIRCULATION
THE BAD NEWS
Having adequate circulation of blood and drainage of lymph goes along
way towards:
Feeling energetic
Trouble-free joints
Prevention of fluid retention
The problem many people
have, especially with older age,
is that their lifestyle involves
alot of sitting and becomes
increasingly sedentary.

Protection of your eyes, toes and feet


Faster recovery from injuries
Healthy looking skin
The problem many people have, especially with older age, is that their lifestyle
involves alot of sitting and becomes increasingly sedentary. This can lead to
sluggish circulation and lymphatic drainage, making it difficult to do the one thing
we all know can correct those problemsexercise.

THE GOOD NEWS


Improving movement of blood and lymphatic fluid are things that
vibration is particularly well suited to. It does this via the rapid up/down
movement with asubsequent increase/decrease of G-force causing the
muscles to work. As the muscles increase their strength of contraction it
pumps blood through that area of the body, which means that circulation can
be increased without straining the heart.15
Additionally this effect creates waves of movement through the soft tissues of
your body. In slow motion you can actually see the skin and muscles ripple like
water. This ripple spreads from the point of contact throughout the body.
This increases the flow of fluids5,16 like blood and lymph, which rejuvenates
muscles, bones and skin while removing excess fluid.

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An example of this comes from Austrian research16 where 9 minutes of


Vibration Training resulted in a100% increase in peripheral circulation. The
subjects merely had to stand still on the machine for those 9 minutes. Similar
research from USA produced a40% increase in lymphatic drainage and 50%
increase in blood circulation.5
As these fluids are influenced by vibration, heat is generated, which quickly
warms up your joints and muscles.17 This makes movement easier and more
comfortable, similar to having amassage.

My legs are like new


The Hypervibe improves the circulation in my legs resulting in me
being able to walk alot longer and further than usual. It especially
helps the discomfort Ihave in my legsafter 10 minutes on
Hypervibe, its gone. My legs are like new.

Joyce
Australia

I feel 20 years younger!


They eventually talked me into trying Hypervibe and now Im
hooked. Ive lost 32lbs (14.5kg), got the feeling back in my hand and
can play with my grandkids again. Ifeel 20 years younger.

Alan

60, Australia

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INCREASED FLEXIBILITY
THE BAD NEWS

Flexibility, or the lack thereof,


is probably the single most
important factor affecting our
quality of life as we age.

Flexibility, or the lack thereof, is probably the single most important


factor affecting our quality of life as we age. Over the years, we develop
habitual ways of using our muscles to move and position ourselves. Poor
posture and alack of flexibility may be the result of alegitimate medical
problem or may be the result of limited stretching and improper body
alignment. When muscles get tight and stay tight, they cease to be elastic and
they restrict movement. That sense of restriction, or stiffness, often leads to
disuse. Disuse causes weakness and tightness, which in turn causes avicious
cycle of more disuse, weakness, and tightness.

THE GOOD NEWS


The use of Whole Body Vibration has been extensively researched and proven
across awide range of populations.18,19,20 In general, there are three methods that
most people use to increase their flexibility and Whole Body Vibration can do all
three at one time!
First off, like traditional stretching techniques, the rapid up and down (vertical)
movement of the vibration platform causes the muscle fibers to stretch
repeatedly. After just ashort period of time, this repeated stretching forces the
muscles to increase their resting length.
Secondly, the vibration or oscillation of the tissues caused by the rapid
movement of the platform serves to both improve the mobility of the fascia that
surrounds the muscles as well as reduce the stiffness of the tissues that surround
the joints. Thisallows the muscles and joints to have more freedom to move.
Lastly, like when we feel stressed and our bodies tense up, the vibration platform
forces the body to relax. This effect, which reflects the temporary reduced activity
of our nervous system, further increases our bodys range of motion.

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More energy and down adress size!


Ive been using Hypervibe for afew months and have already
dropped adress size and lost afew kilos (pounds). Ihave more
energy and my hips stiffness has disappeared. Ilove that Ican do all
of this in my home whenever it suits me.

Eleonore
Australia

Significant increase in lower body flexibility in nursing home residents


from three 2-3 min sessions per week of vibration therapy for 6 weeks
Bautmans I. The feasibility of whole body vibration in institutionalised elderly persons and
its influence on muscle performance, balance and mobility: arandomised, controlled trial.
BMC Geriatr. 2005 Dec 22;5:17 >

STRONGER PELVIC FLOOR


THE BAD NEWS
By age 60, more than 1 in 3 women will suffer pelvic floor dysfunction with
symptoms that include uncontrolled urination and defecation. This rises to 50%
of all women by age 80. Recent estimates by the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) suggest that 17 percent of men over age 60, an estimated 600,000 men,
experience urinary incontinence, with this percentage increasing with age.

THE GOOD NEWS


Whole Body Vibration has been shown to assist in strengthening of the
pelvic floor.21,22 Because of the functional movement pattern that the HyperVibe
reproduces, simply standing on the platform while it vibrates, forces the pelvis to
move up and down in an alternating fashion (similar to walking).

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At lower intensities, this movement serves to release and relax tight tissue
in the pelvic floor, while also stimulating the nervous system that supports the
pelvic floor muscles.
On the other hand, at higher intensities, the HyperVibe serves to improve the
strength of the pelvic floor muscles while also assisting with stabilizing the joints
that connect the bones of the pelvic girdle.
Significant reduction of incontinence symptoms after 3 weeks of
Whole Body Vibration
Zellner M. Incontinence after radical prostatectomy and cystectomy: are combined
training with mechanical devices and whole body vibration effective? Urologe A. 2011
Apr;50(4):433-44.>

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CHAPTER TWO

FOR PEOPLE
OF ALL AGES
WHO WANT
ANEFFECTIVE WAY
TO LOSE WEIGHT,
FEEL STRONG,
ANDIMPROVE
THEIR ENERGY
LEVELS

WEIGHT
LOSS &
FITNESS

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INTRODUCTION
Are you fed up of struggling with too much weight?
You cant shop for or wear the clothes you want.
Its impossible to keep up with the kids (so you stopped trying).
Youll only go to the beach if its empty (brrrr Winter!).
You wear black all the time and freak out if someone tries to take your
photoisnt it really becoming tiring?
And to top it off, your doctor says that Diabetes, Depression, Heart Disease
and Arthritis are more or less unavoidable unless something is done about the
weight now!
And to top it off, your doctor
says that Diabetes, Depression,
Heart Disease and Arthritis
aremore or less unavoidable
unless something is done
aboutthe weight now!

We understandits tough!
You know you should exercise and you have seen the people on Biggest Loser,
but its hard. You feel too embarrassed to join the gym and staying motivated
lasts about as long as holding your breath.
What if there was afast way to
Turn up your bodys fat-burning fire.
Feel more energized and enthusiastic.
Bring relief to problem body parts.
Heres how the REAL benefits of Whole Body Vibration can help you

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IMPROVED BODY
COMPOSITION
Being overweight or obese
isthe fifth leading risk
fordeathglobally.

THE BAD NEWS


Being overweight or obese is the fifth leading risk for death globally.
Atleast 2.8 million adults die each year as aresult of being overweight or obese.
Being overweight is amajor risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as:
Cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), which were the
leading cause of death in 2008.
Diabetes.
Musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritisahighly disabling
degenerative disease of the joints).
Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon).

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Some World Health Organization global estimates from 2008 follow.


More than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight.
Of these overweight adults, over 200 million men and nearly 300 million
women were obese.
Overall, more than 10% of the worlds adult population was obese.

THE GOOD NEWS


Read it straight from the European Journal of Applied Physiology:15
From apractical standpoint, it is interesting to note that many
participants seem to prefer vibration workouts relative to more
traditional exercise. Although this might reflect the novelty of
this form of exercise, arecent review paper compiled data from nine
Whole Body Vibration training studies and reported that only 1 of
266 subjects dropped out (Wilcock et al. 2009). While the reason(s)
for this unusually high adherence rate is (are) unclear, the potential
effectiveness of Whole Body Vibration exercise to promote fat loss
combined with avery low dropout rate suggests that this training
modality has considerable fat loss potential.
There are always naysayers in regards to Whole Body Vibration used for
improved body composition, typically from experts who have never tried
it, and/or pretend to understand it. To make matters worse, not all of the
research on body composition via Whole Body Vibration has been positive, and
occasionally some expert will use one of these poorly constructed research
papers to confirm their predetermined conclusion.
The best explanation we have for these naysayers is as follows
For improved body composition, we regularly perform aseries of conventional
exercises on the machine such as squats, lunges, push-ups etc. Lets forget
Whole Body Vibration for amoment and just consider those exercises. Are those
examples of exercises useful for improving body composition and losing weight?

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Unless you are 20 years behind and still believe cardio exercise like running, is
the only way to lose weight, you shall indeed agree that exercises such as squats,
lunges and push-ups are useful for improving body composition.
So most of us should now agree that the exercises we do on avibration
machine can indeed help improve our body composition, its just now aquestion
of whether or not the machine has any additional effect?
Read on from the European Journal of Applied Physiology15
The present study demonstrates asignificant increase in VO2 (calorie
burn) both during and following an acute Whole Body Vibration
exercise session, compared to the same exercise session without
vibration. Although previous Whole Body Vibration data indicated
little effect on fat loss with training those studies used amore limited
exercise session, lower exercise intensity, and did not control diet.
The key to reducing body fat
with exercise is intensity.

The key to reducing body fat with exercise is intensity. If you have found that
exercise did not work in the past, it is likely the exercise was simply not intense
enough or it took such atoll on your body and energy levels you were not able to
keep working that hard at every workout.
HyperVibe can provide your muscles with stimulation that ranges from gentle
massage to intense exercise, and it does so without requiring alot of your own
effort. Our first clinical trials showed decreased waist size and decreased hip
size with only amoderate intensity.23 In Vibration Training, the intensity of the
exercise is determined by the machine settings. This makes it possible to work
your way up to doing avery demanding workout even if you would not normally
be motivated to work that hard.
What youre not told is that most machines are so low powered that what they
produce can be best described as agentle massage. These massage machines
are relaxing indeed, but dont tone muscle, burn fat, strengthen bones or boost
energy; consequently the research on vibration is full of it did not work results.24
Refer back to our question for the naysayers; does aWhole Body Vibration
machine have any additional effect on exercises such as squatting?
In the research from the European Journal of Applied Physiology, done with
ahigh intensity platform, they showed that indeed it does. Now consider the
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following quote from The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research3 after
using alow intensity machine under the brand name T-Zone.

it did not seem to induce any extra exercise stimulus in comparison to


similar exercise performed without vibration
Raphael Z. Occurrence of fatigue induced by awhole body vibration session is not
frequency dependent. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Sep;27(9):2552-61>

(In other words, the low-powered massage machine made no difference to the
exercise results. They would have been the same without the machine there.)

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80 pounds of fatgone!
After years of trying to lose weight, nothing had really worked. Then
Iwas put on aHypervibe to rehab asprained ankle. It was so good
Istarted using it three times aweek. Ive now lost 80 pounds (36kg)
and so far the weight has stayed off for 2 years. Hypervibe is my
one routine Ido not stray from.

Dina
USA

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HORMONAL BOOST
THE BAD NEWS
Hormones, such as growth hormone and testosterone, which are naturally
produced by the body, help maintain tissues and organs throughout life. These
hormones have been shown to increase libido, reduce body fat, and maintain
bone density, muscle mass, and ahealthy energy level. Unfortunately, production
of these hormones begins to decrease markedly around age 30 and slows
progressively as we age further.
Unfortunately, production
of these hormones begins to
decrease markedly around age
30 and slows progressively
aswe age further.

Our bodies also produce ahormone named cortisol, which has been termed
the stress hormone because our bodies produce more of it when we are
stressed. Small increases of cortisol can have some positive effects such as quick
burst of energy for survival reasons. However, higher and more prolonged levels
of cortisol in the bloodstream (like those associated with chronic stress) have
been shown to have negative effects such as decreased bone density, adecrease
in muscle tissue, higher blood pressure, lowered immunity and inflammatory
responses, and increased abdominal fat, which is associated with agreater
amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. The list
goes on and on.

THE GOOD NEWS


Italian researcher Carmelo Bosco developed aWhole Body Vibration
program designed to maximize muscle stimulation while minimizing fatigue.
In 1999, he tested the bodys hormonal response to this simple routine and
uncovered these impressive effects on the body.6
Muscle powerincreased by 20%
Cortisol levelsdecreased by 32%
Testosterone levelsincreased by 7%
Growth Hormone levelsincreased by 360%

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Why is this outcome so impressive? The level of Growth Hormone secreted in


response to the Whole Body Vibration was approximately equal to what you would
get from 30 minutes of running at 86% maximum intensity25something that would
surely leave you energy-depleted with elevated Cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
Now compare that with Carmelos routine in which:
Results were instantaneous
60% of the time was spent doing nothing
100% of training time was spent standing still
It required the subjects to exert no conscious effort
5 months worth of power training stimulus was achieved in 10 minutes
Stress levels which normally increase with intense training actually decreased
After completing the protocol, the subjects were not fatigued
To get such aresult, Professor Bosco set the machine to deliver 11G of
G-force (11 times Earths gravity) to the subjects muscles. This is alevel that
is not possible with most vibration machines, but can easily be achieved with
aHyperVibe machine.
In another experiment,10 researchers compared the results of alow G-Force
vibration machine with ahigh G-Force vibration machine and the differences in
results were dramatic.

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High G-Force Machine=


800% increase in growth hormone (20 mins after Whole Body Vibration)
48% reduction in cortisol (20 mins after Whole Body Vibration)
31% improvement in bone metabolism (ie. reduced CTX levels) after
8weeksbetter result than osteoporosis drugs and with no side effects!
Low G-Force Machine = nothing :(

STRONGER MUSCLES
THE BAD NEWS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you hit all the
major muscle groups with resistance training at least twice aweek for good
health. Strength training improves your confidence and your appearance. It helps
you better perform simple daily activities, from getting dressed to cleaning the
kitchen. Strength training also prevents the inevitable loss of muscle mass that
happens when you fail to move. Use your muscles or lose your muscles.
Use your muscles
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If you are in aseated job, bedridden or simply avoid physical activity, you lose
muscle tone. Your muscles need to face resistancefrom your body, weights,
water or elasticto rebuild and stay strong. Astronauts, for example, who are
exposed to low gravity environments, lose muscle mass at an accelerated rate
because their bodies dont experience the resistance of gravity. If your body
senses that you do not need the muscle for daily function, it will stop supporting
them and may even feed off the muscle for energy. It takes more metabolic effort
for your body to support muscle tissue, so if your muscles arent used, your
body is not going to bother putting in that effort and will readily waste resources
needed for survival.
Without significant muscle mass, your metabolism suffers. Muscle burns
more calories than fat tissue. A body with ahigher proportion of muscle burns
agreater number of calories at rest in amore efficient manner. As aresult, you
have an easier time managing your weight. Being overly fateven if you are of
normal weightincreases your risk of certain diseases, including heart disease,
stroke, some cancers and Type 2 diabetes. Loss of muscle mass can also lead
to loss of function. It may be harder to do chores, play with your kids, carry
groceries or walk up the stairs. As you age, loss of muscle impedes balance and
can cause dangerous falls and limit your ability to care for yourself.

THE GOOD NEWS


It is no mystery that making your body exercise under aload that challenges
the muscles is aproven way to get stronger. When standing on aWhole Body
Vibration machine, the upward movement of the platform during the vibration
cycle makes your body temporarily heavier, just like the heavy sensation you feel
when you are in an elevator and it stops suddenly.
By making your body heavier your muscles are challenged by the increased
load. This effect is the fundamental principle of Whole Body Vibration.
The key to achieving significant benefits to power and strength is the intensity
of the muscle stimulus.
A vibration machine produces aforce on your body determined by the platform
acceleration or G-force where G stands for Gravity. For example 10G
means ten times Earths Gravity. You would agree that doing squats with 220lb
(100kg) produces benefits that are not possible with 22lb (10kg)? Similarly,
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Vibration Training with 10G of G-force produces benefits that research shows are
not possible with 1G of G-force.10
The more G-force the machine produces, the greater the stimulus on
your muscles, nerves and bones. Anything less than 5G is really more of
amassagethe research shows that strength, power and hormone related
benefits from low G-force vibration are very limited at best.10, 11, 12, 13, 14

More core strength


This is the first exercise Ive been able to do that has produced
results for my core strength and lower back condition.

Tracey
Canada

Improved muscle definition


As acompetitive figure contestant (bodybuilder) Iam completely
sold on Hypervibe. It has enhanced my workouts and improved my
muscle definition. Iuse it for alot of my strength training..

Kim

Canada

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WOMENS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY
FOR WOMEN
WHO WANT
AFIRMER FIGURE,
AMORE YOUTHFUL
APPEARANCE,
ANDREGAIN THEIR
PRE-PREGNANCY
BODY

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INTRODUCTION
Wouldnt you agree that being awoman has more than its fair share of
challenges? Before, during and after childbirth, your body goes through things
that can be difficult to cope with and can leave your body changed in ways that
seem to be irreversible.
Wouldnt you agree that being
awoman has more than its fair
share of challenges?

In addition, dealing with age-related changes to your external appearance can


also drive internal changes that can be painful, stressful, costly and embarrassing.
As you know, exercise is areal solution to many of these problems, but if you
are like many women your age, you simply dont have the time or energy to do
the kind of exercise that gets noticeable results.
Is it taking forever to lose pregnancy pounds? Does this leave you feeling
unattractive and frustrated?
Is fluid retention making your body look puffy and flabby?
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Have people stopped giving you compliments about the way you look?
If youre nodding your head right now, pay attention to what is coming next.
There is an easy solution that works and were going to show you proof.
Heres how the REAL benefits of Whole Body Vibration can help you

REMOVE CELLULITE
THE BAD NEWS
Cellulite is ahormonally based
condition that affects women.

Cellulite is ahormonally based condition that affects women. It is caused by


aherniation or rupture of fat through the fibrous tissue and the subsequent
pulling back of this tissue that creates dimpled areas. Some estimates suggest
that over 90% of women over the age of 30 will develop some form of cellulite.

THE GOOD NEWS


The main problem with most cellulite treatments is that they focus on only
one of the reasons for having it.Draining your lymphatic system helps with fluid
retention, but not fat burning. Deep tissue massage helps shift the fat cells not
empty them, exercise will empty them, but not shift them. With the combination
of these things provided by Whole Body Vibration, cellulite removal can be
facilitated.26

Cellulite + 40 pounds of fatgone!


This is fast, Ican do this at home while looking after my 2 kids. Ive
been using it daily for just over ayear; my cellulite is now gone and
Ive lost 40lbs (18kg).

Teresa
Canada

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IMPROVED SKIN
COMPLEXION
THE BAD NEWS
Skin can tell other people quite abit about you. Beautiful and healthy skin
gives the impression of vitality and relays the fact that you take care of yourself.
Unfortunately, if your skins appearance is less than optimal, the conclusion the
viewer will draw will probably not be too favorable. Poor skin health could give the
impression of apathy, an unhealthy lifestyle, and poor hygiene.

THE GOOD NEWS


Our skin contains many tiny
blood vessels that carry blood
laden with oxygen to the skin
cells, allowing them to breathe.

Peripheral circulation is blood flow that reaches the upper and lower
extremities of the body and the surface of the skin. Our skin contains many tiny
blood vessels that carry blood laden with oxygen to the skin cells, allowing them
to breathe. Whole Body Vibration has been demonstrated to be particularly
effective for increasing peripheral circulation,5, 16 which helps nourish skin cells
and keep them vital. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry
away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells. By increasing
blood flow, about of Whole Body Vibration helps flush cellular debris out of the
system. You can think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside.

Results (+ compliments) came fast


I got dramatic results quickly with Hypervibe. Even after having two
kids Im now stronger, leaner and getting great compliments from
friends.

Lindsey
Canada

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100% increase in peripheral circulation after 9-minutes of standingstill Whole Body Vibration
Kerschan-Schindl K. Whole-body vibration exercise leads to alterations in muscle blood
volume. Clin Physiol. 2001 May;21(3):377-82 >

STRONGER PELVIC FLOOR


THE BAD NEWS
The pelvic floor is alarge group of muscles between your pubic bone and
your tailbone. These muscles help keep your bladder, vagina, uterus, and bowel
in place. These muscles can become stretched, overused, or weakened due to
ageing (menopause), pregnancy or chronic hypermobility issues.
Once the pelvic muscles become impaired, they can allow organs to sag,
creating situations such as aprolapsed organ collapse. They can also allow too
much movement around your pelvis and spine, leading to chronic pain. Also,
these muscles give you control over your bladder and bowel movements, so their
weakening can lead to some uncomfortable moments. A healthy pelvic floor is
crucial for every woman at all stages of her life.
One in four women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine
involuntarily.
Between the ages of 18 and 44, approximately 24% of women experience
incontinence.
For women over age 60, approximately 23% deal with incontinence.

THE GOOD NEWS


Whole Body Vibration has been shown to assist in strengthening of the
pelvic floor.21, 22 Because of the functional movement pattern that the HyperVibe
reproduces, simply standing on the platform while it vibrates forces the pelvis to
move up and down in an alternating fashion (similar to walking).

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At lower intensities, this movement


serves to release and relax tight
tissue in the pelvic floor, while also
stimulating the nervous system that
supports the pelvic floor muscles.
On the other hand, at higher
intensities, the HyperVibe serves to
improve the strength of the pelvic
floor muscles while also assisting with
stabilizing the joints that connect the
bones of the pelvic girdle.
Whole Body Vibration provides
significant activation of Pelvic
Floor musclesgreater than
maximal effort during traditional
pelvic floor exercises
Lauper M. Pelvic floor stimulation: what
are the good vibrations? Neurourol Urodyn.
2009;28(5):405-10.>

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PERFORMANCE
&

RECOVERY

FOR ATHLETES
WHO WANT
TOREACH THEIR
PERFORMANCE
GOALS FASTER
WITH LESS RISK
OFINJURY

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INTRODUCTION
Its true, the body is astubborn thing! Making it faster, stronger or nicer to
look at seems to require huge amounts of time and effort to achieve small results
that take along time and often end in injury.
What fitness junkie wouldnt love an advantage that sped up the process of
improving strength and performance, hastened recovery, and prevented injury?
Nopewere not talking about drugs.
If you feel dissatisfied with your current level of progress, are being slowed
down by injuries, or find there simply isnt enough time to get in the amount of
training you needyou better keep reading.
Heres how the REAL benefits of Whole Body Vibration can help you
Its true, the body is astubborn
thing! Making it faster, stronger
or nicer to look at seems to
require huge amounts of time
and effort to achieve small
results that take along time
and often end in injury.

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INCREASED MUSCLE POWER


THE BAD NEWS
Muscle power is an important factor in many sporting activities and is
greatest when we are in our 20s and 30s. This age range is also when our
recovery time is greatest. This is why most great athletes are in this age range
and also appear to be injury proof. Some of the best power-generating exercises
used by these superhumans are called plyometric exercises.
Plyometric training exercises condition the body with dynamic resistance,
which results in amuch more rapid and powerful muscle contraction. This
occurs because of something called the stretch reflex. The stretch reflex will
occur when amuscle is stretched very rapidly (referred to as the eccentric
phase of the muscle contraction). Because of this fast stretch, the muscle will
automatically (reflexively) shorten itself (referred to as the concentric phase
of the muscle contraction). The end result is amuch larger number of muscle
fibers being used to create amore powerful and rapid contraction.
However, despite how amazing plyometric training sounds, there is growing
evidence to suggest that gains made from practicing plyometric drills may be
outweighed by the risk of severe injuries attributed to this training method, if
practiced incorrectly.
As the G-force is increased on
the machine, an increasingly
forceful load is placed on the
body at avery rapid rate.

THE GOOD NEWS


Similar to the effects of plyometric training, but without the apparent
injury risk, the research on Whole Body Vibration for muscle power continues to
grow,27, 28, 29, 30 suggesting that it may be the most efficient and safe way to train
the muscle system with this goal in mind. Best of all, it can be used by individuals
of all ages in the athletic spectrum (unlike traditional plyometrics). So, how does it
do this you ask?
As the G-force is increased on the machine, an increasingly forceful load is
placed on the body at avery rapid rate. As described above, the muscles are then
forced to undergo the same reflexive muscle contraction process that occurs
with traditional plyometric exercises, resulting in the same rapid and forceful
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contractions. Think of it as areversal of the process, whereby the ground is


moving rather than the athlete.
Curious why this isnt dangerous? The answer lies in HOW the load is applied.
With traditional plyometrics, the load is very large and is placed on the body at
alow frequency. With Whole Body Vibration, the opposite occurs. The load is
lessened, but placed on the body at amuch higher frequency. The end result is
similar changes in the muscles, but without the same risk for injury.
In research on muscle power, Whole Body Vibration, when administered in
short, intense bursts, can quickly kick in the nervous system, resulting in an
immediate and useful improvement in power (acute).27, 28 In studies where it
is administered differently, it has been shown to create longer-term (chronic)
improvements in muscle power.29, 30

More power, Faster recovery


Using Hypervibes high G-force vibration has helped me increase
muscle power for short-distance events and by switching to alow
intensity vibration setting Im able to shorten my recovery times.

Chris Johnson
6-time Ironman, USA

HORMONAL BOOST
THE BAD NEWS
There is nothing more important to an athlete than improving their
performance. Unfortunately, for awhole host of reasons, with age, comes an
increasing list of obstacles to that pursuit.
At the top of the list are hormonal changes, which more specifically relates to
the imbalances between cortisol, testosterone and growth hormone production

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in the body. This imbalance becomes amajor issue with training, as it reduces the
muscular responses to training while at the same time increasing the degree of
tissue trauma.

THE GOOD NEWS


Italian researcher Carmelo Bosco developed aWhole Body Vibration
program designed to maximize muscle stimulation while minimizing fatigue.
In 1999, he tested the bodys hormonal response to this simple routine and
uncovered these impressive effects on the body:6
Muscle powerincreased by 20%
Cortisol levelsdecreased by 32%
Testosterone levelsincreased by 7%
Growth Hormone levelsincreased by 360%
Why is this outcome so impressive? The level of Growth Hormone secreted in
response to the Whole Body Vibration was approximately equal to what you would
get from 30 minutes of running at 86% maximum intensity25something that would
surely leave you energy-depleted with elevated Cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
Now compare that with Carmelos routine in which:
Results were instantaneous
60% of the time was spent doing nothing
100% of training time was spent standing still
It required the subjects to exert no conscious effort
5 months worth of power training stimulus was achieved in 10 minutes
Stress levels which normally increase with intense training actually decreased
After completing the protocol, the subjects were not fatigued
To get such aresult, Professor Bosco set the machine to deliver 11G of
G-force (11 times Earths gravity) to the subjects muscles. This is alevel that

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is not possible with most vibration machines, but can easily be achieved with
aHyperVibe machine.
In another experiment,10 researchers compared the results of alow G-Force
vibration machine with ahigh G-Force vibration machine and the differences in
results were dramatic.

Gravity is of paramount importance


The influence of gravitational load (G-force) on muscular
performance is of paramount importance. An increase in
gravitational load will increase the size and power of muscle.

Professor Carmelo Bosco


University of Rome

High G-Force Machine=


800% increase in growth hormone (20 mins after Whole Body Vibration)
48% reduction in cortisol (20 mins after Whole Body Vibration)
31% improvement in bone metabolism (ie. reduced CTX levels) after
8weeksbetter result than osteoporosis drugs and with no side effects!
Low G-Force Machine = nothing :(

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INCREASED FLEXIBILITY
Good flexibility
allows thejoints to improve
their range ofmotion.

THE BAD NEWS


Good flexibility allows the joints to improve their range of motion. For
example, flexibility in the shoulder musculature allows aswimmer to glide the
arm through the water using shoulder elevation. When compromised range of
motion is present in ajoint, surrounding joints (and muscles) take up the slack,
creating additional stress all around. A typical example is when immobility of
the joints of the ankles and feet place additional stress on the knees, hips, and
lumbar spine. Good flexibility and range of motion is therefore essential for injury
prevention.
Good flexibility also improves posture. For example, when we have tight
hamstrings, our pelvis and low back becomes stuck in an unnatural position.
This causes our posture to change and also makes our muscles become overused
and problematic (ever heard the word trigger point?). These muscles, and others
prone to tightness, are often implicated in postural disorders that result in all
sorts of musculoskeletal pain.

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THE GOOD NEWS

After just ashort period


oftime, this repeated stretching
forces the muscles to increase
theirresting length.

The use of Whole Body Vibration has been extensively researched and proven
across awide range of populations.18, 19, 20 In general, there are three methods that
most people use to increase their flexibility and Whole Body Vibration can do all
three at one time!
First off, like traditional stretching techniques, the rapid up and down (vertical)
movement of the vibration platform causes the muscle fibres to stretch
repeatedly. After just ashort period of time, this repeated stretching forces the
muscles to increase their resting length.
Secondly, the vibration or oscillation of the tissues caused by the rapid
movement of the platform serves to both improve the mobility of the fascia that
surrounds the muscles, as well as reduce the stiffness of the tissues that surround
the joints. Thisallows the muscles and joints to have more freedom to move.
Lastly, like when we feel stressed and our bodies tense up, the vibration platform
forces the body to relax. This effect, which reflects the temporary reduced activity
of our nervous system, further increases our bodys range of motion.
Female athletes increased flexibility by 13% via 3 Whole Body Vibration
sessions aweek, at no more than 6 minutes each session
Fagnani F. The effects of awhole body vibration program on muscle performance and
flexibility in female athletes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Dec;85(12):956-62.>

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BETTER WARM-UP
THE BAD NEWS
Warming up prior to any physical activity can help to enhance performance
and reduce risk of injury. One of the ways it achieves this is by helping to
increase the bodys core temperature, while also increasing the bodys muscle
temperature. By increasing muscle temperature, youre helping to make the
muscles looser, suppler and more pliable. If strenuous activity is undertaken via
muscles that are cold or not warmed up properly, the risk of sprain, strain and
tear injuries are much greater.

THE GOOD NEWS


When you stand or place other parts of your body on HyperVibes moving
platform, the repetitive upward movement of the platform sends pulses of kinetic
energy up through your body. You control the strength of these energy waves
using the machines control panel.
As each wave moves up through your body, some of the energy is absorbed
by the tissues of your body and is converted to heat. Muscles and joints feel and
operate better when they are warm. Whole Body Vibration has been proven to
create awarming effect in muscles and joints faster and easier than other types
of exercise.17
In addition, the way that the machine oscillates the tissue that surrounds the
joints (i.e. ligaments), serves to enhance the level of communication between the
body and the brain.31 This gives you the ability to move faster and more efficiently
than if you were not warmed up.

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A single 10 min session of Whole Body Vibration caused twice the


muscle temperature increase of cycling for the same time, and 3 times
the temperature that would be expected from ahot bath
Cochrane DJ. The rate of muscle temperature increase during acute whole-body vibration
exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul;103(4):441-8.>

IMPROVED RECOVERY
THE BAD NEWS
Recovery is an essential part of any training schedule. Your after-exercise
recovery routine has abig impact on your fitness gains and sports performance,
while also allowing you to train much more effectively. Recovery after exercise is
essential to muscle and tissue repair, inflammation control, and strength building.
Unfortunately, most athletes dont have an after exercise recovery plan.
Athletes who do not spend time cooling down after intense exercise
risk dizziness or fainting caused by the pooling of venous blood at the
extremities.
Training before proper recovery leads to tissue breakdown instead of
building.
DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) describes aphenomenon of
muscle pain, muscle soreness or muscle stiffness that occurs in the day or
two after exercise, and research suggests there is little you can do about it.

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THE GOOD NEWS


Whole Body Vibration is an excellent tool to aid exercise recovery. Think of
traditional recovery methods such as massage, stretching, and light
exerciseHyperVibe can produce all of these effects simultaneously. Whole
Body Vibration has been shown to enhance performance when used during
recovery periods,32 and additionally, Whole Body Vibration is one of few methods
that have been shown to be effective in reducing DOMS.33
Whole Body Vibration
isanexcellent tool to aid
exerciserecovery.

After about of eccentric exercise, awhole-body vibration training


session was associated with reduced symptoms of delayed-onset muscle
soreness when compared with no Whole Body Vibration.
Aminian-Far A. Whole-body vibration and the prevention and treatment of delayed-onset
muscle soreness. J Athl Train. 2011 Jan-Feb;46(1):43-9.>

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CHAPTER FIVE

RELIEVE
& REVIVE

FOR PEOPLE WHO


WANT RELIEF FROM
ACHES & PAINS,
AND TO IMPROVE
THEIR HEALTH
ANDWELLBEING

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INTRODUCTION
Youve heard it said before, the magic pill for overcoming many physical
problems is EXERCISE! But what do you do when theres rain or knee-deep
snow outside? What if youre lacking motivation, are injured, or have aphysical
limitations that prevent you from going running, riding or hitting the gym?
Or perhaps youre ahealth practitioner and you know that getting your patients
to exercise would dramatically improve the effectiveness and longevity of your
treatment, but they simply wont do it unless its really quick, simple, and right
there in front of them. And even then, they just wont exercise with enough
intensity to produce worthwhile results.
If you relate to either of these situations, keep reading to discover why the
Hypervibe safely offers afast and effective solution to these problems.
Heres how the REAL benefits of Whole Body Vibration can help you.

LOWER BACK PAIN RELIEF


THE BAD NEWS
Low back pain affects
8 out of 10 people at some
point during their lives.

While injuries or accidents can cause low back pain, low back pain is also due
in part to the aging process and the result of sedentary lifestyles combined with too
little exercise. The low back is acomplicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments
and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and/or
irritate joints, all of which can lead to low back pain. In addition, arthritis, poor
posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate low back pain.
Low back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
Adults with low back pain are often in worse physical and mental health than
people who do not have low back pain.
The number of people with low back pain increases with advancing age,
starting in school children and peaking in adults of 35 to 55 years of age.
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Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.In fact,
low back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctors
office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

THE GOOD NEWS


A growing number of studies34, 35, 36, 37 (not too mention thousands of
anecdotal reports!) suggest that, in the words of veteran Whole Body Vibration
researcher Jrn Rittweger, well controlled vibration may be the cure rather than
the cause of lower back pain.
How could this be you ask?
First off, vibration has been shown to have apainkilling effect.38 The
tremendous amount vibration that you feel on aWhole Body Vibration
machine causes you to become less sensitive to other forms of sensation, namely
PAIN sensation. Over time, this can literally transform your nervous system and
provide long term relief from chronic low back pain and the sensitivity you have
developed while living with this painful condition.
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Secondly, Whole Body Vibration goes to the source of the pain by helping to
strengthen your low back and core muscles,34 reduce muscle tightness,35 restore
spinal motion, and improve postural alignment.37 All these things often contribute
to the actual condition that caused the low back pain to occur in the first place.
Lastly, Whole Body Vibration is aquick and effective way to exercise. As
aresult, through aminimal time commitment, you preserve function of the
various systems of the body. This helps serve as apreventive tool, therefore
reducing the occurrence of the aches and pains that have either been mistakenly
believed to be the inevitable effects of aging, or are just unavoidable because
your job requires you sit all day long.

Better back in 2 weeks


I am anurse with avery uncomfortable back injury. After 2 weeks
of using my new Hypervibe machine daily Icould feel aremarkable
difference in my back. Its now been 3 months since Istarted
Hypervibe and Ive also lost 20 pounds (9kg).

Jenny
Australia

JOINT PROTECTION
THE BAD NEWS
A joint is comprised of both the space that exists between two bones and the
various connective tissues that help hold them together. Joints provide both
stability and mobility when you move, and when damaged, can be asource
of great pain and immobility. For these reasons, joint health is of the utmost
importance for overall function.
Two of the most successful strategies for preserving the joints are
strengthening the muscles around them (better shock absorption) as well as
maintaining their mobility. Unfortunately, for those that already have some level

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of osteoarthritis, most traditional strategies for achieving this are difficult to do


without aggravating the condition itself. It is a vicious cycle.
Over time, our joints tend to deteriorate. Referred to commonly as
osteoarthritis, because of the inflammation associated with the process, joint
deterioration can be the result of instability, excess tissue stiffness, being
overweight, bad skeletal alignment or overuse activities. If left untreated,
osteoarthritis can lead to the need for joint replacement.

Strength exercise helps keep


your muscles and surrounding
ligaments strong.

Strength exercise helps keep your muscles and surrounding ligaments strong.
Increasing the muscle around a joint holds the joint more firmly together, and this
protects the joint from excessive movement and wear. Unfortunately, people with
poor joint health often find that traditional forms of exercise can be painful.
Poor joint health can cause pain, stiffness and swelling
Being overweight puts more pressure on joints and will accelerate wear
Joint wear and injury can often lead to osteoarthritis
When joints become too worn and painful, joint replacement may be
necessary
Joint diseases account for half of all chronic conditions in the elderly

THE GOOD NEWS


Whole Body Vibration has been shown to be a safe and effective way to
perform these vital joint-protecting exercises when suffering from
osteoarthritis.23, 39, 40, 41 In a 2011 study on war veterans who had numerous
medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, there was a remarkable adherence
rate in the HyperVibe Whole Body Vibration group compared with the group
performing traditional strength exercise.23 Studies have shown that Whole Body
Vibration can produce comparable strength gains to traditional strength
exercises by simply standing on the platform.40

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Knee problemgone!
As amother of three Ilove being able to get aworkout done in only
10-minutes. My knee problem is gone.

Sheila
Canada

In other research, it was shown that not only did Whole Body Vibration
provide apain free way to increase strength for people with arthritis, but it
also reduced inflammation as shown by apositive influence on inflammatory
markers in the blood.41
Whole Body Vibration is frequently used as arehabilitation tool for those who
have joint replacement or ligament surgery, where studies have also found Whole
Body Vibration to be effective.42, 43

My strength is returning
I just wanted to say how good Hypervibe has been for me. Ive been
using it for 1 month. Previously Icouldnt exercise due to painful
arthritis. Even walking around the block would result in falls. With
Hypervibe Ican feel strength coming back into my joints without
upsetting my arthritis. This is exercise Ican do.

Jane

Australia

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REDUCED SWELLING
The causes of edema can vary,
as can the symptoms.

THE BAD NEWS


The medical term for swelling is edema and is defined as an excessive
pooling of fluid in one or more bodily tissues. It is the result of fluid leaking out
of small blood vessels and can occur throughout the body (generalized edema)
or in aparticular area (referred to as localized edema). Examples of common
edema problems include skin edema, peripheral edema, and lymphedema.
The causes of edema can vary, as can the symptoms. Left untreated, edema
can lead to
Pain
Infection and ulcers
Poor circulation
Blood clots
Immobility
One of the more effective treatments for edema is exercise, which is also
one of the more difficult ones to participate in given the above potential
complications.

THE GOOD NEWS


Whole Body Vibration is one of the most reliable tools for assisting in the
movement of blood and lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Similar to walking,
but more efficient, the repeated forces placed on the body while the machine
vibrates, causes the muscles to contract at very rapid rates.
Because of this increased muscle activity, blood flow will increase to the
muscles, therefore giving amuch-needed boost to the circulatory system without
straining the heart.44, 16 In addition, the repeated contractions of the muscles
enhance the natural pump mechanism of the lymphatic system. This helps the
lymphatic system contend with any excess fluid.2
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One example of this effect comes from Austrian research4 where 9 minutes
of Whole Body Vibration resulted in a100% increase in peripheral circulation16.
The subjects merely had to stand still on the machine for those 9 minutes. In
another study from the USA, WBV produced a40% increase in lymphatic
drainage and a50% increase in blood circulation.5

Leg swelling gone


Hypervibe has allowed me to continue working and remain
independent even at 80 years of age. This keeps me feeling healthy
better than anything else Ive tried and after only amatter of weeks
the swelling in my legs is totally gone.

Bill

80, Canada

NEUROLOGICAL
STIMULATION
THE BAD NEWS
The nervous system is the primary system responsible for coordinating and
processing information throughout the body. It is responsible for voluntary
and involuntary actions and transmits signals between all the different parts
of its body. A healthy nervous system is crucial for the most basic of functions.
Neural processing becomes less efficient with age due to age related anatomical
changes. The nervous system can also become impaired by disease or injury.
According to arecent United Nations report, up to 1 billion people (nearly
one in six of the worlds population) suffer from neurological disorders. These
disorders range from Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease to strokes, multiple
sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine headaches, brain injuries, and neuroinfections. Some
6.8 million individuals die of these maladies each year.

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A healthy nervous system


iscrucial for the most basic
offunctions.

THE GOOD NEWS


Whole Body Vibration triggers aneural response by simply standing on the
vibration platform and being exposed to the vibration. Studies have documented
the reflexive neural response which is triggered by the rapid stretching of the
muscle when it is undergoes the movement of the platform.45, 46
Whole Body Vibration is excellent for people with neuropathy or
neuromuscular disorders.47, 48, 49 Ten minutes on aWhole Body Vibration machine
can fire more than 20,000 separate electrical signals via the spinal cord,46
training the nerves and increasing stimulation hundreds of times more efficiently
than other types of physical therapy. This is why many doctors utilize Whole
Body Vibration for patient rehabilitation.

Remarkable improvements
I use Hypervibe with patients young and old and have seen
remarkable improvements in avariety of conditions.

Dr. Robert Bos

Madison Avenue, New York, USA

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 REATMENT OF SYSTEMIC
T
CONDITIONS
THE BAD NEWS
Over the past several years, both the medical and rehabilitation professions
have seen agrowing influx of individuals with systemic medical conditions that
can significantly differ from the more traditional scenarios that have become so
commonplace.
These conditions may include autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis
or rheumatoid arthritis, pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia or peripheral
neuropathy, or issues resulting from surgery such as lymphedema. And lets not
forget cardiovascular diseases such as stroke.
Thus far, the only solution has been to prescribe drugs, or even worse, in some
cases, suggest that the condition does not actually exist (its all in your head).
While there are agrowing number of changes being made to approach systemic
diseases, the evidence-based world has caused the need for study after study
to be completed before anew approach can be offered. This means, for those
that are suffering now, they will have to wait for the potential solution to be
available. Its avery difficult balance to say the least.

THE GOOD NEWS


With over 16 years of research and hundreds of peer-reviewed papers behind
it, Whole Body Vibration is quietly making its case as one of the safest and
clinically validated methods to improve systemic disease conditions. Studies have
shown that Whole Body Vibration can:
Improve quality of life in people with Fibromyalgia50
Reduce symptoms, while simultaneously improving balance, in individuals
with Peripheral Neuropathy51
Improve strength and balance in Multiple Sclerosis52

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Reduce inflammatory markers (cytokines) in the bodie53


Reduce arterial stiffness and lower blood pressure54
The list goes on and on.
The bottom line is that Whole Body Vibration is aquick, effective, and safe way
to get the benefits of exercise. It has been shown to reduce the occurrence of
issues normally associated with exercising with asystemic condition.
Whole Body Vibration serves to not only strengthen the body, but also
mitigates the loss of function that can occur with these systemic conditions. As
we have referenced throughout this book, Whole Body Vibration can reduce pain
perception, help maintain circulation, and promote healthy lymphatic function.

Honestly the best machine there is


We are seeing improved glucose uptake in Type 2 Diabetes using
Hypervibe. We use it because the G-force doesnt drop when
loaded. Our elderly patients cant believe 1-min on 1-min off is all
they need to do. Its honest the best machine there is.

Dr. Mike Climstein

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine,


Bond University, Australia

Results came in athird of the time


Compared to other exercises, Hypervibe resulted in the same health
improvements but took only athird as much time.

Dr. Rebecca Sealey

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science,


James Cook University, Australia

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AUTHOR

Andreea Macoveiciuc
Andreea is a long time fitness and Whole Body Vibration enthusiast.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Biomedical Technologies and
a Masters degree in Prosthetics Bioengineering. She is the founding member of
the Romanian Association of Regenerative Medicine and sees Whole Body
Vibration as a valuable therapeutic tool in modern integrative care.
CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

Gabriel Ettenson
Gabriel Ettenson, MS, PT received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy
from Columbia University in 1998. He is a member of the Columbia University
Alumni Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. He has
assisted in teaching at Touro College and lectured on Whole Body Vibration
to fitness and health professionals in both the US and Canada.
Gabriel has been using Whole Body Vibration for over 9 years in both his
private Physical Therapy practice and independent fitness studio dedicated
entirely to Vibration Training. As a result of his vast experience, Gabriel has
been interviewed by CBS News, Everyday Health, The Wall Street Journal,
Mens Health magazine, Tech Talk, and New York Observer magazine. He has
also written numerous articles for Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists.

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