Turn Aches and Pains into Fitness Gains with Advanced Vibration Technology

February 24, 2009

By: Alicia Weber, B.S., CFT, CWT, CN, CSMT, SPT

 

The year was 1960. The Soviet Aerospace Program installed top-secret, cutting-edge technology to combat weakening effects of zero gravity termed “Advanced Vibration Technology.” Unlike the U.S. Space Program, which was mostly open and made public, the Soviet Space Program was secretive and public announcements were only made after success was achieved. The Soviet’s Sputnik 1 launched on October 4, 1957 beat the U.S. and stunned people world-wide, accelerating the Soviet Space Program to new measures as they entered the 1960’s. The Soviets rocketed to new heights with many “firsts” in the ’60’s.

In 1961 Gherman Titov of Vostok 2 became the first person to spend one full day in space and the first person to sleep in space. In 1963 Valentina Tereshkova of Vostok 6 became the first woman in space.
Valentina Tereshkova orbited earth for 3 days in this space vehicle.

Valentina Tereshkova orbited earth for 3 days in this space vehicle.

In 1964 the Soviets had the first multi-crew (3) in space on Voskhod 1. In 1965 the Soviets had the first probe hit another planet (Venus) on Venera 3. These long-duration-in-space first achievements were made possible for the Soviet Cosmonauts by utilizing Advanced Vibration Technology for their health. Strength training, cardiovascular training, flexibility and balance were all possible and maintaning and increasing bone density wasn’t an issue for the Soviet Space Program, since they had the machine that did it all! The Soviet Cosmonauts claimed that their Advanced Vibration Technology machine was responsible for allowing them to stay in space for over 400 days, more than 3 times as many days as the U.S. Astronauts were able to stay in space!

 

Gherman Titov of Vostok-2

Gherman Titov of Vostok-2

Just as the Soviets were slow to discuss success, they were very slow in revealing the machine that was so beneficial. It wasn’t until 1999 when the term “Advanced Vibration Technology” got into mainstream fitness. Then, experienced fitness trainers were able to adapt advanced techniques from elite athletes to the elderly and help thousands of people combat debilitating health effects in an effortless, non-invasive way. Dutch Olympic trainer Gus Van Der Meer is said to be responsible for bringing the technology to the fitness arena. The Advanced Vibration Technology machinery was developed and first used in the 1960’s by Russian Scientist Vladimir Nazarov.

One Machine can do it all – remove fat cells, strengthen bones, enhance the cardiovascular system, improve blood circulation, tone muscles, improve balance, increase flexibility, and burn up to 350 calories in 10-minutes!

Watch the One Machine in Action that Can Do It All Here:
 

The Advanced Vibration Technology equipment and training regimen is vastly recognized in Europe and beginning to spread in the states, starting with the West Coast. Top doctors like Dr. David Williams of Texas utilizes Advanced Vibration Technology several times a week and sees remarkable health benefits. Celebrities including Brad Pitt, Madonna, Claudia Schiffer, and Natalie Imbruglia workout with Advanced Vibration Technology. Madonna claims that it is Advanced Vibration Technology that gives her incredible shapes. Sports celebrities from the PGA tour pro golfers to the Chicago Bulls to the Green Bay Packers and many other pro athletes endorse Advanced Vibration Technology as a way to enhance sport performance.

As a pro athlete and strength and endurance World Record Holder, I can say that when I do Advanced Vibration Technology workouts, I know I am working fast and slow twitch muscle fibers simultaneously and getting much faster muscle contractions than I would ever get weightlifting or doing calisthenics. The whole body will vibrate, which stimulates the primary endings of muscle spindles. Then, alpha-motor neurons are activated resulting in muscle contractions multiple times per second. Strength and endurance are increased, which are imperative for postural stability. One of my clients that had trouble with balance noticed an immediate increase in balance, while doing one-legged squats on the machine – an exercise that would normally leave her wavering, but not anymore.

The machine with Advanced Vibration Technology has the scientific research to prove that it stimulates bone growth, increases bone mineral density, and helps battle against osteoporosis.

Micky, a client that hasn’t been able to do regular exercise in 4-months from pain associated with a hair-line fracture in her hip, is back to exercising due to this incredible machine and proper exercise instructions for her conditions. After Micky’s first workout on the machine she exclaimed, “I can’t believe how one effortless 10-minute workout on the machine has helped me so much! Now, I have absolutely no pain at all! Prior to my first session, instant pain was in my sacroiliac as soon as my feet go on the floor. Walking was very hard and painful. I tried to go line dancing and that was a big mistake. I had pain all day, everyday. There were no two ways about it, I was in constant pain. I workout on the machine under the direction of Alicia Weber and it is effortless. I have no stiffness. My pain is gone. I didn’t expect to get the results I got. I am very surprised! There is gain without pain when you do exercises on the machine with Advanced Vibration Technology! I do a 10-minute workout once a week with Alicia on the machine and I see phenomenal results and I feel great.”

According to “Components of postural dyscontrol in the elderly: a review” in Neurobial Aging 1989, “Advancing age is associated with impaired postural stability due to deficits in sensory function, central processing, neural pathways for motor control and musculoskeletal integrity.” Advanced Vibration Technology is an anti-aging tool. Advanced Vibration Technology utilizes the principle stated by Sir Issac Newton: force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by acceleration, or f = m x a

One can improve functional force (stability, power, strength, and endurance) by either applying more mass or more acceleration to the body. Advanced Vibration Technology is also known as Acceleration Training in the health field since it applies acceleration to the body, while keeping mass (your body weight) the same. The cutting-edge training method allows 10-minutes of Advanced Vibration Technology A.K.A Acceleration Training = 1 hour of a gym workout. In addition, Advanced Vibration Technology avoids high impact and the possibility of aches and pains unlike a gym workout.

Advanced Vibration Technology training is not recommened for pregnant women, people with pacemakers, people with joint replacements, or people with epilepsy.

You can contact Alicia Weber to make an appointment for an Advanced Vibration Technology workout if you are in Central Florida. She also hosts free educational events where people can try the innovative machine. She can be reached at Alicia1@Awinningway.ws or call 352-874-4363. You may also visit Alicia online at http://www.Awinningway.ws/health
 

 

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Coordination Takes Some Practice

October 12, 2008

A rabbit asked the turtle if it could hurdle. The turtle had to ‘think’ if it must use its shoulder girdle.

Coordination is a thinking process which combines harmonious movements. Coordination is synchronization of muscular movements after the muscles receive signals from the brain.

A decline in coordination can be related to lack of nutrition or not using certain skills, unless one has a disease that affects coordination such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, or cerebral palsy.

A giraffe’s movements become awkward as it bends and turns its elongated neck. In people, head turning, reaching, and crawling are innate movements, but other movements, such as balancing on one foot, must be conditioned through reflexes and response.

It takes great effort to bend over!

It takes great effort to bend over!

According to the 1997 edition of Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness, and Performance, a reflex is a rapid, involuntary response (hitting your knee with a rubber mallet) that results in a specific motor response (getting a leg jerk), with that response being dependent on the type and duration of the stimulus received (the harder you hit, the harder the leg jerks).

Body movement feedback moves in and out of the spinal cord to the brain and then through spinal nerves to your limbs to conduct the necessary movement. If you are no longer able to carry out a certain movement, it is time to work on your neuromuscular function through balance training.

A lungfish is known to have fins and feet, but it is a better swimmer than a walker. It can be seen bumbling to and fro as it wobbles on sand. Some people claim they feel the same way about their walking.

The African Lungfish

The African Lungfish

The good news is that balance exercises improve coordination. Several beneficial balance exercises include side jumps with legs together, side squat lunges, and step-ups on an aerobic box.

If your walking “beats the bands,” but you are like a butter-fingered koala bear trying to catch a ball, it is time to work on hand-eye coordination. Helpful exercises include bouncing a ball against a wall, squatting, then catching the ball on the way up from the squat; or seeing how many many times you can bounce a tennis ball on a racket before it bounces off.

After honing skills, it is appropriate to hone nutrition. When it comes to hand-eye coordination, beta-carotene and lutein can strengthen eyes. Other nutritional elements that have been known to enhance endurance and prevent fatigue and lack of focus are magnesium and calcium.

Olympic biathlon contenders have improved their concentration and precision in the rifle event after taking B-complex vitamins.

When it comes down to total body harmony, joints need to be able to move fully and freely, and this can be accomplished through total body conditioning with an emphasis in neuromuscular training.

*If you need to improve coordination and neuromuscular function, Alicia Weber, the fitness trainer can develop the right ‘balancing act’ for you. She trains people in Central and South Florida and online. Contact her at Alicia1@Awinningway.ws for help.


Health in Corporate America for Profit and Productivity

September 14, 2008

Foreword: As a Fitness/Nutrition/Solutions Consultant I interview top professionals and write educational, entertaining articles that are hopefully thought provoking for my readers.

 In a rush to satisfy job requirements, do you think you ate some quick, unhealthy snacks that may have left you lackadaisical? Could it be that you love your job, but may wish that you had a higher income and could work fewer hours?

Or is everything wonderful, but you may not be sure if you have health insurance that would cover the upcoming doctor and physical therapy bills?

The employment statistics suggest that people are turning to self -employment more than they were a decade ago and fewer employers are offering healthcare coverage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau for Health Insurance, 47 million Americans are without health insurance and young adults are the fastest growing uninsured population. It is time to think about preventative health.

Just as on a job an employee is to be prompt, prepared, and productive, when it comes to one’s health everyone should be prompt, prepared, and preventative.

Being health preventative and productive with profit is a doable combination in Corporate America and below one can find out.

Rule # 1: Biofeedback Without Barriers.

Any great athlete can explain the monumental wins from biofeedback and mental preparation including Michael Jordan, Greg Louganis, Tiger Woods, and Venus Williams. Sports or business, one must think about what they want to have happen regularly and let the thoughts go from awareness to actions. You have to have a vision before going on a mission. Many times I thought of how I wanted things to be and before I knew it everything happened and it was normally better than what I dreamed. I would have to keep pinching myself!

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Rule # 2: Eat Smart to Think Smart.

Getting rid of soda pop and enriched, bleached white flour products alone, I see 50% increased energy level and productivity with my personal clients and not to forget to mention weight loss! If it is white, don’t bite! The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an almost 5 percent annual growth rate for food eaten at home. People might be pinching pennies for cheaper food, but don’t get cheap with your health. Your health is everything. Smart shopping can keep one healthy and save money. During a tough time in ’02, I was able to keep my grocery bills under $70/month and spend no more than $30/month at restaurants. By making large quantities that can be frozen or refrigerated and buying good proteins to consume, one can save money and stay healthy as I did. My favorite is making a huge bowl of fresh salad and adding fish to it to eat during the week! Certain dishes including chili, lasagna, pasta, and soups are other foods that can be made in large quantities and gobbled throughout the week.

Key nutrients that can keep one smart and healthy include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids – imperative for mental and heart health found in salmon, tuna, and nuts

2. B vitamins – maintain mental skills and keep depression at bay also found in salmon and nuts, as well as chicken breast, avocado, banana, broccoli, orange juice, baked potato with skin, spinach, black-eyed peas, garbonzo beans, lentils, pinto beans, and spaghetti

3. Vitamin C – strengthens immune system and can be found in all citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, and green peppers.

* These vitamins are also known to prevent heart disease, certain cancers, and stroke.

Rule # 3: Fitness for Richness.

Some people might think of fitness and associate it with sweat, long-enduring workouts, pain, perserverance, and muscle aches. On the contrary, obtaining fitness can be about taking just 5-minutes to exert muscles in multiple movements. Fitness at the workplace could be about taking a few deep breaths of deep breathing, taking the stairs, performing a few moves of chair yoga, and walking brisk intervals around the office with a few final stretches.

In any event, studies show exercise has a direct benefit to alertness and keeping stress down on the job. One easy and beneficial "belly-breathing" exercise called Tortoise Breathing is S-L-O-W and known to help with alertness, better concentration, and stronger immunity and it is easy to do on the job! Just take a minute and try Tortoise Breathing below:

1. Stand or sit without slouching. Inhale slowly so that your chest, diaphragm, and lower abdomen expand.

2. Exhale slowly so that your chest, diaphragm, and lower abdomen contract.

3. Finally, begin timing your breathing for one minute: an inhalation and exhalation count together as one breath. Goal 2 – 4 breaths a minute. Typically people just starting out take 8-12 breaths a minute. Combine biofeedback with this breathing exercise and you will be on your way to better health, profit, and productivity!

* Taking preventative health measures has been a proven success with one of the most stressful jobs of that of a Deputy Sheriff of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida.

Corporal Pat Reilly, Wellness Coordinator for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office knows how preventative health measures work wonders for employees on and off the job and he starts by saying, " With the inherent risks connected to Law Enforcement, individual health and fitness may be the difference in winning or not winning a confrontation. A regular exercise program is proven to reduce health care expenses, limit work time missed due to illness, aid in recovery time from injury or illness, improves sleeping habits, impacts performance and daily activity, etc. These are some of the obvious benefits of becoming and staying involved with any Wellness program."


Corporal Pat Reilly seen in front of  the state of the art Fitness Center located at the main Sheriff’s Office complex in Orlando where Group Exercise classes include Indoor Cycling, Abdominals, Yoga, Self Defense – Jui Jitsu and Aikido.

Corporal Pat Reilly seen in front of the state of the art Fitness Center located at the main Sheriff’s Office complex in Orlando where Group Exercise classes include Indoor Cycling, Abdominals, Yoga, Self Defense – Jui Jitsu and Aikido.

Corporal Pat Reilly, Wellness Coordinator, has over 1,000 fitness center users a week in a wellness program and he says, "The most applicable benefit of our preventative health and exercise programs is the overwhelming physical fitness gains observed and documented by employees participating in our Diagnostic Fitness Assessment Testing program also known as "The Program FDS". We have developed a digital, diagnostic testing program which gives a participant immediate readings of Body Composition, Flexibility, Upper Body Strength and Lower Body Strength assessment testing. This 5 minute assessment program keeps our personnel ‘connected’ mainly because of the ‘awareness’ and ‘comparison’ factors attached to The Program. Employees immediately see health and fitness gains as well as allowing them to learn of negative gains before "slip-ups" have disappointing effects."


Orange County Sheriff Exercise Room

Orange County Sheriff Exercise Room

 

Preventative Health in Corporate America is clearly the proven way to go for TOP profit and productivity!

**If you are an employer or individual that needs a preventative health solution, contact the Fitness/Nutrition/Solution Consultant for a Recommendation at Alicia1@awinningway.ws