Vibration Technology will change your life!
When you stand on the T Zone Whole Body Vibration Platform it produces vertical vibrations from a side-alternating rocking movement (oscillating) which simulates walking. The energy is safely and effectively transferred to your body, stimulating every cell – your muscles, your bones and your soft tissue.
Our body reacts to this natural stimulus with an involuntary reflex muscle contraction. Depending on the speed, muscles will contract up to 45 times per second and as the acceleration forces increase your body will feel as though it “weighs” more. This clever technology means you can work against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity in every movement you perform. That’s less stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons when compared to regular resistance training.
The result… more benefits in far less time than conventional exercise. And, unlike other fitness or health machines, the T Zone whole body vibration machine is particularly unique because it achieves results for a wide range of objectives for all ages and body types.
Who Should Not Use Whole Body Vibration?
If one the conditions listed below applies to you, it does not necessarily exclude you from using Whole Body Vibration. Extensive medical research on the effects of exercise on specific medical conditions is ongoing and as a result, this list may soon be revised. To be safe, we advise you to consult your physician before using a T Zone whole body vibration machine.
- Acute inflammations and infections
- Active cancer
- Acute joint disorders and Arthrosis
- Heavy migraine
- Acute Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Serious cardiovascular diseases, such as heart and vascular
- Fresh surgery wounds
- Heart disorders
- Recently placed metal or synthetic implants such as pacemaker, intra-uterine device, and cochlear implants
- Recent joint implants, such as foot, knee, and hip implants
- Recent Thrombosis or possible Thrombotic complaints
- Severe Diabetes
- Kidney Stones
- Low back complaints such as acute Hernia, Discopathy and Spondylolysis
Q. Is Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Training Credible?
The Russians have been using it since before the fall of the Berlin Wall to strengthen their athletes. In Europe it is widely used in gyms, by sports teams, chiropractors, physiotherapists and Personal Trainers.
Q. The claims of benefits achieved from Vibration are quite extensive. Can this really be true that you can achieve such wide and varied benefits?
Q. Is it safe?
Yes. The VT-15 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. You can be overweight, have aches and pains, stiffness, or even be recovering from an injury, and still get benefits from the VT-15.
Q. My Doctor/Specialist doesn’t know about Whole Body Vibration. What should I do?
Both nationally and internationally, Vibration training is becoming more widely known. The knowledge and know-how on the many applications of Vibration Training is growing rapidly – not only in the world of health and fitness clubs, but also in the area of medical and rehabilitative care. If your doctor, specialist or physiotherapist would like to know more about WBV and its possible applications have them visit our website (updated regularly) for more information.
Q. Can I exercise all my muscles on the T Zone Whole Body Vibration Machine?
Yes. Whole Body Vibration does not discriminate between different muscle groups, e.g. quadriceps and hamstrings. They both work together on the VT-15. The vibration is highest in the body part that is closest to the platform and will dampen as it travels up the body.
Q. Will I lose weight when training on a T Zone Whole Body Vibration Machine?
Yes. Training on the VT-15 has been shown to increase lean muscle mass, therefore increase metabolism, which means you will burn more calories while exercising. The hormones produced with Vibration training will also have a significant influence on reducing fatty tissue. It is recommended though, for optimum weight loss that you combine Vibration Training with a cardio workout.
Q. How long do I have to use the VT-15 in any one session to get a benefit?
You will notice benefits almost straight away – often after 1 minute, you will feel the changes. A full session should take approximately 10 minutes. This workout can be used as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with other strength or cardio training.
Q. Could a Vibration workout replace my entire fitness program?
The VT-15 can increase isometric (still) and isotonic (moving) muscle strength, increase flexibility and mobility, improve co-ordination and core stability. It really depends on your personal aims. For instance, if your objective is weight loss we would recommend incorporating this training with cardiovascular exercise. (i.e. a treadmill)
Q. Is there a training schedule?
It’s a good idea to begin gradually using your T Zone Whole Body Vibration machine (in 3 to 10 minute session). 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 2-6 weeks. When you purchase your VT-15 you’ll benefit from three professionally designed Vibration programs for beginners, intermediate and advanced users. They form part of your comprehensive owner’s manual.
Q. Can I reduce cellulite through Vibration training?
Absolutely, Studies have shown that cellulite can be significantly reduced through Vibration. This is achieved through improving the body’s ability to drain toxins and lymphatic waste by promoting better circulation. This in turn, reduces the undesirable swelling in those areas of the body affected by cellulite. Increased collagen also plays a role by improving the skin’s tone and elasticity.
Q. How is circulation affected by Vibration?
While performing exercises your muscles are contracting – this would usually decrease your circulation – but when training on the VT-15 circulation in both the muscles and skin tissue is increased significantly. Furthermore, while enjoying massage positions your circulation will improve which significantly benefits the reduction of cellulite.
Q. What are massage positions used for?
Massage on the VT-15 enhances circulation considerably, which can be seen by the slight redness on the skin and felt by a tingly, warm sensation. This in turn increases lymphatic drainage, flushing toxins from your body and reinforces the production of collagen to improve the skin’s suppleness. Together with the increased production of Human Growth Hormone, massage significantly contributes to combating cellulite.
Q. Will the VT-15 improve my flexibility?
Yes, one of the first things you will notice is that your body is becoming more flexible and your range of motion is increasing. Research has shown that stretch positions with Vibration give a greater increase in flexibility. An extra bonus is that your muscles are stretched in the same positions as in everyday movements.
Q. 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. You would select the appropriate program from your Owner’s Manual – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, to help you maximize your gains.
Q. How do I get a stretching benefit from the VT-15?
The VT-15 will 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.
Q. What frequencies does the VT-15 use?
The VT-15 starts at 8.5hz (at Speed 1) and goes up to 38 Hz (at speed 70). At 15 Hz your muscles are contracting and relaxing 15 times per second (that’s 900 times per minute).
Q. Should I alternate muscle groups I am exercising on the VT-15?
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.
Q. 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 most 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.
Q. Why should I perform some exercises dynamically (i.e. with movement)?
The advantage of the VT-15 over other gym equipment is that you can train functional movement i.e. the movements we use in everyday life. As we are constantly using our bodies and muscles, training dynamically on the machine more closely reflects our normal functions. However, we do suggest that when you first start using the VT-15, that you hold positions statically (with no movement) to ensure you have the correct techniques – with correct posture and positioning. Once this is learned, you can begin to exercise dynamically. Your comprehensive Owner’s Manual will include three professionally designed Vibration programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced user.
Q. Will I sweat during the Vibration workout?
Yes. Any exercise or physical effort performed to cause a training effect will cause and increase in body temperature and metabolism. This in turn will cause you to perspire so you will sweat during your Vibration workout. The degree of perspiration will vary by individual
Information contained on this website and any written materials are intended for informative purposes only and are not deemed to replace professional medical advice. Consult with your physician regarding your specific situation. All persons are to rely solely on their own evaluation and judgment and are fully responsible for their use of any T Zone Vibration machine and related materials and information.
Individual results may Vary.