Whole Body Vibration (WBV) offers great benefits for those who enjoy cycling, from the amateur to the professional, whether you’re a recreational cyclist, at an entry/intermediate competitive level, or at an “elite” level. In fact, many elite level cyclists regularly use Whole Body Vibration exercise and training, including seven- time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.
Whole Body Vibration exercise is great for warming up and flexibility before a ride to work or an international competition. It is also great for a post training muscle recovery and is known to rapidly flush lactic acid from the body. It is especially important for competitors to know how important Whole Body Vibration is for recovery after a strenuous race. They are learning that recovery is an increasingly important part of their training. For all categories of riders, Whole Body Vibration greatly increases blood circulation and oxygenation, increasing the body’s ability to deliver nutrients and essential oxygen at a cellular level, thereby hastening recovery.
For the elite cyclist and those at other competitive levels, Whole Body Vibration training and exercise also works well to boost overall power output and increase explosive power, which by the way, is vitally important in most competitive sports. It prompts stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS) and the increases “lubrication” of the joints. Additionally, by strengthening muscles and improving joint mobility and balance, a competitive edge is assured. Just think, if you could maximize the effect of the time spent training and reduce your recovery time from a strenuous work out, wouldn’t that help set you apart from your competitors?
Whole Body Vibration exercise training is being used by an increasing number of athletes, trainers and coaches as part of their training and for injury prevention and rehabilitation. It has been adopted by many professional sports teams including (but by no means limited to) the Toronto Blue Jays, Calgary Flames, New York Giants, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Mavericks, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Braves, and Philadelphia Flyers.
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