Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV)
The FlexxiCore Challenger features the technology of the specialist Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV) equipment used in Health Clubs and Gyms with a convenient and versatile design for use at home or in professional settings.
WBV (also known as “Acceleration Training” or “Biomechanical Oscillation”) was first developed in Russia and was used to help astronauts recover from muscle atrophy, as well as to help athletes improve their flexibility and strength. Further research over the years led to the development in the Netherlands and Germany of sophisticated vibration platforms that use oscillation as well as vibration to stimulate rapid-fire involuntary reflexive responses of almost all muscle groups throughout the body.
More recent clinical research has shown healthcare and rehabilitation benefits across a spectrum of conditions.
Challenge The Body
WBV challenges the body to raise its game, with muscle responses happening much faster and with greater intensity than what occurs with normal exercise. The result is a high-intensity workout which is far more efficient in exercising and toning muscles relative to the time taken, and which demands less stamina than the normal types of exercise capable of producing anything close to equivalent effects. Despite the reduced effort required, the body’s systems are thoroughly stimulated.
FlexxiCore Challenger Offers
- Greater training versatility
- Significantly higher oscillation amplitude
- Much easier handling and home storage
- Ease of use by people of all ages and fitness levels
- A keenly priced alternative to the original full-scale devices
The Challenger has a significantly wider platform than the traditionally shaped devices, and there are no handlebar-type towers to prevent use of the platform comfortably in a wide variety of body positions.
Its control panel is at platform level, operated by a remote handset, so users can train more freely with a virtually unlimited series of exercises and stretch positions. As well as various standing and squatting postures and stretches, users can experience the exercising, stretching and toning of different muscle groups while training in a wide variety of different positions, including press-ups and stretches - with feet, hands, buttocks or forearms on the platform. The user can even be sitting or reclining off the platform while massaging one or more limbs on the platform.
The Challenger’s broad range of speeds and settings, including three preset-programmes which continuously vary the intensity and speed, constantly challenge the muscles to act outside of their habitual patterns.
The roller incorporated at one end allows anyone to easily move it around (as shown in images).
|Integral Control Panel at platform level||No physical obstruction above platform so that exercises and stretches can be freely performed in any direction|
|Easy to use remote control handset||Precisely control speed / frequency settings, and toggle between automated and manual modes|
|Choose between manual mode (with 10 speed levels) and one of three automated programs||Use manual mode for individually controlled sessions, or one of the three programs which automatically vary the speed / frequency of vibration and oscillation|
|Three automated programs giving you the choice of a relaxing or more intense workout||You can choose the program which resonates best for you, depending on what exercises or stretches you want to use, and your objectives at the time|
|Session duration timer controlled by remote handset in manual mode||Precisely set the timing of session duration|
|Session time indicator - visible throughout your exercise session in manual or automated program mode||Readily monitor the time elapsed and the time remaining of your session|
|Broad platform (77cm wide) which allows you to comfortably adopt any exercise or stretching stance without obstruction Integral rollers at one end and handle at other end||Exercise and stretch feely, whether standing with one or both feet on the platform, or sitting on or off the platform|
|Allows anyone to easily move the Challenger by dragging it across any even floor surface|
Clinical Research into WBV’s Benefits
Regular exercise is vital in many ways including maintenance of muscle tone, flexibility, bone density, metabolic rate, lymph and blood circulation, better sleep, and boosting endorphin release. Several clinical studies have reported WBV-induced increases in strength, power and performance in young healthy adults.
It is equally or perhaps even more beneficial for older individuals or those with less than optimal health. Studies show a broad range of possible benefits including:
- Increased oxygen consumption
- Improved cardio-respiratory fitness
- Lowered blood pressure and reduced hardening of the arteries
- Fat loss
- Improved flexibility
- Relief from low back pain
- Increased muscle strength and muscle mass
- Improvements in bone density
|Power Rating:||220-240 Volts, 85 watts|
|Power Cable Length:||1.9 Metres (Approx)|
|Dimensions:||77cm x 46.5cm x 13.5cm|
|Box Dimensions:||91 x 53.6 x 16 cm|
|Features:||3 pre-set auto programs + manual program with 10 speed levels|
|Timer:||10 minute default session (automatic cut-off at 10 minutes). Session time can also be manually set to desired duration of 1 to 9 minutes.|
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