|Vibration Platform: New training aids
The vibration platform is finally here. Over the past 10 years there has been an increasing interest in the somewhat strange concept of vibration training. Simply standing on a vibrating platform can improve one’s strength, power and flexibility! The vibration Exercise is a useful rehab tool.
The origins of vibration training stretch back almost 40 years. Early work by the Russian space agency looked at the use of vibration training to combat the effects of zero gravity on the musculoskeletal systems of its cosmonauts. It didn’t take long for Russian scientists working within sport to start using the same methods with a variety of athletes. Although this pioneering research indicated that vibration training had the potential to enhance both strength.
Vibration is a mechanical stimulus characterised by a recurring motion back and forth over the same pattern. When an athlete stands on a vibrating platform, the repetitive movement presents a strong stimulus to musculoskeletal structures as a result of changes in muscle stiffness in response to the vibration, which researchers believe produces physiological adaptations to accommodate the vibratory waves.