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Sue PI lost 9kgs and dropped a dress size and I am much stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been!
Sue P - Sunshine Beach
ANNI DI love Vibration Training! I have lost 25kgs... I don’t like to exercise but this is achievable for me. I look the best I have ever looked and feel confident within myself for the first time ever!
Anni D - Sydney
Shae WMy time is precious and so is my health! Three times a week provides me a great workout and I have become fitter & healthier with substantially more energy. Combining Vibration Training with a healthy diet I have lost 16kg off my weight!
Shae W - Doonan
Stacey HI was never able to get my body back after giving birth to my last baby, until I discovered Vibration. It is the best thing for me... it’s quick and it’s effective... I love it!
Stacey H - Sydney
Is Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training credible?
The Russians moved Vibration Technology forward in leaps and bounds during the Space Race period. It was used to counter the significant muscle loss experienced by Astronauts during their missions which was causing the rapid decline of their bone density. Since before the fall of the Berlin Wall they also used the technology to strengthen their athletes. Today it is recognised by fitness professionals worldwide for achieving excellent toning and strength results from short workout sessions and is widely used in gyms, by sporting teams and Personal Trainers.
How does Vibration work?
The CV9 Vibration Platform produces vertical vibrations from a side-altering rocking movement which simulates walking. Our body reacts to this natural stimulus with an involuntary muscle contraction. Depending on the speed, muscles will contract up to 22 times per second and as the acceleration forces increase, your body works against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity in every movement you perform - this is called G-Force!
The claims of benefits achieved from Vibration are quite extensive. Can this really be true that you can achieve such wide and varied benefits?
Yes. This is because the claims made are all as a result of research from over 30 universities worldwide.
Is it safe?
Yes. The CV9 is safe for most people, although, like all new exercise programs it’s important to consult your doctor first and discuss the contraindications should they apply to you. From the physically fit to the sedentary, almost everyone can enjoy the benefits of this home-use machine.
Can I exercise all my muscles on the CV9?
Yes. The vibration does not discriminate between different muscle groups, e.g. quadriceps and hamstrings. They both work together on the CV9. The vibration is highest in the body part that is closest to the platform and will lessen as it travels up the body.
Can I lose weight when training on the CV9?
Training on the CV9 has been shown to increase lean muscle mass, therefore increase metabolism. This means you can potentially burn more calories while exercising. However, it is recommended for optimum weight loss that you combine Vibration Training with a cardio workout.
How long SHOULD I use the CV9 in any one session to get a benefit?
You will notice benefits almost straight away – often after 1 minute you will feel change. A full strength and toning session should take approximately 10 minutes, plus any rest time. Our recommended workout can be used as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with cardio training.
Could a Vibration workout replace my entire fitness program?
The CV9 may increase isometric (still) and isotonic (moving) muscle strength; increase flexibility and mobility; improve coordination and core stability. It really depends on your personal aims. For instance, if your objective is weight loss, we would recommend combining Vibration Training with cardiovascular exercise (i.e. a treadmill).
Is there a training schedule?
It’s a good idea to begin gradually using the CV9 (in 3 to 10 minute sessions). Because the initial training phase occurs on a neurological level (as it also does with conventional training), it is necessary to become accustomed to this new form of exercise to receive the full effects. Your condition will determine when you begin to see the results – normally between 2 to 6 weeks.
Can I reduce cellulite through Vibration Training?
Studies have shown that cellulite may be significantly reduced through Whole Body Vibration.
What are massage positions used for?
Massage on the CV9 may enhance circulation considerably, which can be seen by the slight redness on the skin and felt by a tingly, warm sensation.
Can the CV9 improve my flexibility?
Yes, one of the first things you may notice is that your body is becoming more flexible and your range of motion is increasing. Research has shown that stretch positions with Vibration may give a greater increase in flexibility.
Do I need to do difficult exercises to gain any benefit?
No, all the exercises we recommend are functional positions to benefit your overall fitness and strength. Some people just like to stand on the platform. Others perform squats, lunges, push-ups, even golf shots! Your choice of exercise positions will depend on your needs. For strength and toning we recommend the 10 Minute Toning and Strength Program provided to you on purchase of your machine.
How do I get a stretching benefit from the CV9?
The CV9 may give you a significant increase in muscle length just from standing on the platform. It is advisable to hold a regular muscle stretch position to increase the stretching effect.
I don’t feel anything either during or after ‘strength exercises’ on the CV9. Am I performing them incorrectly?
To maximise your overall benefits you will need to increase the intensity of your exercise in the ways described previously. However, it is important to never over-train and you should not continue in an exercise position if you do not have the strength to hold your posture and form correctly.
Should I alternate muscle groups when I am exercising on the CV9?
It is entirely up to you. However, it is sensible to alternate between upper body, lower body and abdominal exercises to allow each group a rest in between.
Is it normal to EXPERIENCE itchING during and after training?
Yes. Itching may occur while using the CV9. This is due to the large increase in circulation caused while training – this is completely normal.
Should I avoid using Vibration with bare feet?
To ensure correct transfer of vibrations to the body, there should be as little friction as possible between your body and the Vibration Platform. This is easily achieved while wearing flexible-soled shoes (while these do not have to be training shoes, they are recommended). However, if you would like to train barefoot or perform exercises where other parts of the body are in contact with the machine we suggest using a rubber mat or towel for added comfort.
How long will the training effects of Vibration last after I stop using it?
The effects of training on the CV9 would diminish with time. This is the same as with any type of training. If any muscle tissue in the body is not being used, the body will begin to break it down. The rate of this decline is dependent on many individual factors.
Will I sweat during the Vibration workout?
Yes. Any exercise or physical effort performed to cause a training effect will cause an increase in body temperature and metabolism. This in turn will cause you to perspire so you will sweat during your Vibration workout.
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