Studies

Scientific research on the effects of Whole Body Vibration is continually being conducted all over the world. An increasing number of these studies and their results are being published in leading medical research journals. Below is a selection of quotes from several of these medical journals.

“An equivalent length and intensity of training stimulus can be reached only by performing 150 leg presses or half squats with extra loads of 3 times body weight, twice a week for 5 weeks.”
Adaptive Responses of Human Skeletal Muscle to Vibration Exposure. C. Bosco, et al; Clin. Physiol. 19 (1999) 2; p183-187
“Whole Body Vibration and the reflexive muscle contraction it provokes, has the potential to induce strength gain in knee extensors of previously untrained females to the same extent as resistance training at moderate intensity. It was clearly shown that strength increases after WBV are not attributable to the placebo effect.” – Strength Increase after Whole-Body Vibration compared with Resistance Training.
Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Katholieke Universieit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
“Fast and easy exercises, 3 times a week during 6 weeks, using a controlled whole body vibrations apparatus, could improve the quality of life, the walk, the balance and the motor capacity in elderly patients.” – Controlled Whole Body Vibration to Decrease Fall Risk and Improve Health Related Quality of Life in Elderly Patients.
American college of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL.
“We have shown that a single bout of whole body vibration transiently improves muscle performance of lower extremities and body balance in young healthy adults.” – Effect of a Vibration Exposure on Muscular Performance and Body Balance.
Randomised Cross-Over Study. Clin. Physiol. & Func. Im. (2002) pg.145 – 152
“Reflex muscular contractions induced by vibration training improve muscle power in postmenopausal women.” – High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2003 Dec; 84 (12); 1854 – 7
“… a valid additional means to be implemented in a training routine in association with all the other traditional methodologies nowadays utilised.” - New Trends in Training Science; The Use of Vibrations for Enhancing Performance.
New Studies in Athletics, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1999, pg.55 – 62
“These results further substantiate the view that whole body vibration exercise enhances muscular metabolic power, and thus muscular activity.” – Oxygen Uptake During Whole-Body Vibration Exercise: Influence of Vibration Frequency, Amplitude, and External Load; International Journal of Sports Medicine 2002; 23; pg.428 – 432
““Interestingly, well-controlled vibration may be the cure rather than the cause of lower back pain.” – Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain with Lumbar Extension and Whole-Body Vibration Exercise; A Randomised Controlled Trial SPINE Journal (2002) 1829-1834
“A randomised study showed that, in athletes, 3 weeks of strength training (sitting benchpress) with superimposed vibratory stimulation led to an almost 50 % increase in the one repetition maximum compared with an average gain for the control group.” Whole-Body Vibration Exercise Leads to Alterations in Muscle Blood Volume. Clin. Physiol 2001, May. p377-382

“Even if performed to exhaustion, cardiovascular effects of vibration exercise are mild Whole-Body Vibration Exercise Leads to Alterations in Muscle Blood Volume.” Clin. Physiol 2001, May. p377-382