Whole Body Vibration

Increase your flexibility, range of motion, strength and more by using the K1 Platinum.

Whole Body Vibration was initially developed in the 1800's and then refined by the Russian Space Program to rehabilitate the cosmonauts upon returning to earth. In a zero-gravity environment muscle mass and bone density are rapidly lost due to lack of resistance. The Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy was found to quickly and safely restore the muscle function and bone density. Beyond that it was found that strength, flexibility and range of motion were improved beyond their initial levels. So much so that the WBV systems were incorporated into athletic training sessions and injury recovery programs.

Today various research studies have been done showing the improvement in muscle strength, bone density, balance, lymphatic circulation, energy and general sense of well being when using the K1 Platinum on a regular basis.

FAQ's

What is the technology behind the Nobelrex K-1 Platinum Whole Body Vibration System and how does it help the body?

The K-1 Platinum provides isometric anaerobic exercise through the use of whole body vibration. The Triangular Oscillating System (T.O.S.) provides a gentle rocking motion rather than just up and down movement as a way of reducing the impact on joints and ligaments.
 
There is a substantial difference between T.O.S. and “piston” or “tri-planar” vibration used by many other vibration machines that can cause stress to those areas. The T.O.S. utilized by the K-1 Platinum generates systematic involuntary muscle contraction with less G-force than the piston driven tri-planar systems. This design causes less stress on the joints and ligaments. The pleasant rocking motion causes the brain to tell the muscles of your body to actively contract to maintain equilibrium, thus creating a therapeutic and muscle toning workout.

How many minutes do you start with WBV?

It is a good idea to start with 4-5 minutes.

What are the different levels of intensity for the K1 Platinum?

There are 3 auto-modes that vary the intensity of the vibration. The intensity ranges from 1-10 with 10 being the highest intensity. Auto-mode 1 varies from levels 1-5, auto-mode 2 varies from levels 1-7 and auto-mode 3 varies from levels 1-10. When starting out it is best to start at level 1 to get accustomed to the vibration and standing on the platform.

When do you start feeling the benefits of the K1 Platinum?

The K-1 Platinum enables users to experience a relatively simple and convenient method of exercise. Maximum benefits are achieved with just 10 minutes of Whole Body Vibration at least 3 times per week. Ten minutes of K-1 Platinum vibration is equivalent to 60 minutes of working out in the gym. The Noblerex K-1 Platinum Whole Body Vibration Exercise Machine is designed for Fitness, Health, and Therapy. 

What are the Fitness Benefits of the K1 Platinum?

Whole Body Vibration exercise has whole body benefits. It helps increase muscle mass, improves circulation, flexibility, range of motions, mobility and balance. It is an excellent alternative to traditional exercise such as working out at the gym because it employs all the body's muscle systems and the time commitment is 10 minutes 3x weekly up to daily. The Whole Body Vibration also increases flexibility, range of motion, improves balance and mobility.
 
Studies have also shown that lean muscle mass is increased which is more effective with weight loss because the body is more efficiently burning calories throughout the day rather than just during the workout. This raises the potential for more dramatic weight loss.
 
In addition to increasing lean muscle mass, the K-1 Platinum helps to tone muscles and increases lymphatic drainage. The increased lymph drainage may help keep cellulite off and the improved circulation during whole body vibration may result in tightened skin.

What are the Health Benefits of the K-1 Platinum?

Whole body vibration was refined by the Russian space program to rehabilitate the cosmonauts upon returning to earth. In a zero-gravity environment muscle mass and bone density are rapidly lost due to lack of resistance. The Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy was found to quickly and safely restore the muscle function and bone density. Beyond that it was found that strength, flexibility and range of motion were improved beyond their initial levels. So much so that the WBV systems were incorporated into athletic training sessions and injury recovery programs.
 
The increase in bone density by using the K-1 Platinum is also a viable solution for prevention of further bone loss and helps prevent osteoporosis.
 
“Vibration exercise is a type of exercise that has recently been developed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. It elicits neuromuscular training reflectorily, without much effort and in short periods. …(vibration exercise) has been reported as a successful countermeasure against loss of bone mineral (Flieger et al., 1998).” J. Rittweger et al. 1999
 
The increased circulation and lymphatic drainage may help to cleanse toxic buildup from the body and increase oxygenation in the blood, reduce pain and stiffness and alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other pain.
 
Stress Reduction – The Whole body vibration has been known to help facilitate natural hormones and neurotransmitters, showing an increase in serotonin while decreasing cortisol, a stress hormone. Increased serotonin is the feel good neurotransmitter and helps to create a feeling of wellbeing, decreased cortisol can help reduce the stressed-induced belly fat.

What are the therapeutic benefits of the K-1 Platinum?

Neuromuscular re-education (re-training the nerves and muscles) is possible in applicable situations, such as with MS, CP, or after a stroke. 
 
Elevated levels of human growth hormone (HGH) have been indicated with use of vibration therapy. These increased levels of HGH can help the body heal and repair after injury or surgery.
 
The Noblerex K-1 Platinum may also help in treating athletic injuries, as well as providing a sports massage effect, due to the hormone secretion ratio that is involved with growth and recovery. Many professional sporting teams use the Whole Body Vibration system in their programs.

Who can use the K1 Platinum Whole Body Vibration system?

The K1 Platinum is beneficial for most people. It is especially great to build muscle strength which in turn supports the joints. It is also great for toning muscles.

Who should NOT use the K1 Platinum Whole Body Vibration system?

If you have any of the following conditions or situations you should not use the K1 Platinum...
 
Acute Hernia, Discopathy, or Spondylosis
Acute Thrombosis 
Artificial Joints (recent) 
Epilepsy 
Head Injuries, Known Neurological Conditions 
Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator 
Pregnancy 
Pulmonary Embolism 
Recent Wounds from an Operation or Surgery 
Recently Placed IUD’s, Metal Pins, or Plates 
Retinal Detachment, Known Retinal Conditions 
Serious Cardiovascular Disease 
Severe Migraines 
Tumors (cancerous) 
Type I Diabetes
 
This device may not be suitable for all users. Strong vibration affecting the neck and head can occur when using positions other than standing consulting a physician for approval is recommended. Misuse of this machine may result in serious injury. If you feel any unusual pain or discomfort, discontinue use and consult your physician. 
 
User weight must not exceed 330lbs.