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how vibration technology works
When you stand on TZone's oscillating vibration platform, vertical vibrations are produced with a side-alternating rocking movement, similar to walking. Our body reacts to this natural stimulus with an involuntary reflex muscle contraction. Depending on the speed, muscles will react up to 23 times per second (approximately 11-12 contractions and 11-12 relaxations 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.
The result - more benefits! Unlike other fitness machines, TZone's Vibration Technology is particularly unique because it may achieve results for a wide range of objectives for all ages and body types.
There are two main types of vibration available:
Studies suggest that Whole Body Vibration has demonstrated excellent gains in muscle performance for both the elderly and sedentary. We say a 10-minute workout may be equal to 1 hour in the gym. Here's why:
Since the whole body is being stimulated by the vibrations given by the TZone Machine, you are working your whole body AT ONCE instead of one body part at a time like a conventional weights workout. Additionally, there are no full 'rests' between sets – the whole body is working the ENTIRE 10 minutes. All this means that you can achieve impressive benefits in a fraction of the time it would take you with an old-fashioned gym routine.
history of vibration technology
Vibration therapy was discovered in 1857 by a Swedish doctor - Gustav Zander. He built 70 different exercise machines, some of which provided a type of vibration exercise. After exhibiting at two World Fairs, he started the Zander Institutes, (an early form of today's health clubs) which proved to be very popular throughout the world.
In 1895, in Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the developer of Corn Flakes, invented a WBV machine. This was a unique chair design that shook violently and claimed to cure constipation, headaches, and back pain. He eventually developed a standing platform.
By 1960, the beginning of today's standard of vibration exercise arose. In East Germany, a technique called Rhythmic Neuromuscular Stimulation was being used. Russian scientists began studies of WBV in order to help rehabilitate their Cosmonauts after returning from space - repairing muscles from atrophy and loss of bone density due to the weightlessness and lack of resistance they experienced in a zero gravity atmosphere. Scientists reasoned that by providing safe and calculated vibration therapy that focused on a gravitational force one could yield an effective treatment.
In 1995, a Russian Cosmonaut (and Medical Doctor) named Valery Polakov set a World Record for being in space for 438 days, thanks to vibration technology. Because of the Russian's advantage of vibration technology, their astronauts were able to stay in space for 420+ days, while American astronauts had to return after 120s' teams, medical centres, spas, and health clubs have embraced this technology.
research in the scientific community
The research and studies referred to throughout this website are available in the public domain. Various models
and machines on the market have been used for the purpose of conducting research. Also, a variety of frequencies
and amplitudes (platform variation) which are not known to us have been used. We do not guarantee or claim
that users will achieve the same results with our T-Zone Whole Body Vibration machine.