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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A Surprise Visitor Makes Waves with Raving Fans!

January 17, 2009

Do you take a health supplement or vitamin that you find makes a big difference in your health and energy level?  One new supplement is making waves and raving fans across the globe for its RESULTS!  I keep hearing the same positive news no matter what body of water people are by…People with arthritis are being relieved from their aches and pains.  Those that are without aches and pains find  this supplement helpful in enhancing athletic performance and preventing arthritis.

Find out what people are raving about in this short  2 min show:

“A Surprise Visitor in Huntington Beach, CA”
 

 

 


Strengthen Your Hip Joint!

October 22, 2008

Patrick Henry said,”Give me liberty or give me death.”

You can let freedom ring after a hip replacement – if you are one of the 300,000 annual hip replacement patients in the US! Or if you just want to keep a healthy hip, learn some exercises that are sure to keep you hip and hop!

The hip joint has three degrees of freedom, which means that it moves in three different planes: the sagittal plane: flexion/extension; the frontal plane: abduction/adduction; and the transverse plane: external/internal rotation.

Don’t let the doctor keep you in stitches on the “hipnotic” battlefield – learn to strengthen the hip joint and laugh your way into old age! Shake your left leg, take two steps then throw a left hook out of left field as you perform fundamental movements from the hip joint.

 

A Normal Hip Joint

A Normal Hip Joint

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint between the head of the femur and the socket of the pelvis. The hip has a joint capsule, which is a flexible sac around the joint allowing multiple movements such as the following (from a standing position): flexion – forward leg movement; extension – backward leg movement; abduction – leg moves away from sides; adduction – leg moves toward other leg; internal rotation – toes pointing toward each other; and external rotation – toes pointing away from each other. Avoid excessive flexion, adduction and internal rotation of the hip for the first six weeks after a hip replacement surgery. General info for patients with hip replacements include not bending the hip beyond 90 degrees, not bringing legs and knees together (adduction, internal rotation), and not crossing legs (adduction). The first task is easing patients into weight bearing exercises such as walking. For people without a hip replacement, their walking can tell a lot about their hip health.

An Unhealthy Hip Joint

An Unhealthy Hip Joint

 

Walking transfers body weight from hip joint to hip joint. Walking is divided into two phases, which include the stance phase, where one leg is standing on the ground; and the swing phase, where one leg is off the ground swinging forward to make the next step.

During the swing phase of a walk, the toes are prevented from hitting the ground because the gluteus medius on the stance side contracts, tilting the pelvis upward and lifting the leg clear of the ground.

A weak gluteus medius causes the pelvis to dip downward during the swing phase. The gluteus medius can be weak due to either an L5 nerve root lesion in the spine, proximal myopathy (muscular dystrophy, hip osteoarthritis) or congenitial hip deformities.

Calculations have been made using vector diagrams during the stance phase of walking. They show that four times the body weight is applied to the load-bearing surface of the hip joint. Therefore, being overweight places an increased burden on the hip joints, leading to premature osteoarthritis. Throw ideas of osteoarthritis out the window and start losing weight and strengthening the hip in rewarding workouts!

Strengthening and gaining flexibility in the hip joint should be a priority through proper conditioning and balance training. Flexibility can be gained by stretching out one leg while standing on the other, then bending the outstretched leg 90 degrees.

Strengthening can be achieved by looping a Thera-Band loop around the ankles and alternating mini squats for 30-60 seconds. A balance exercise can be achieved by standing on one leg for 30-60 seconds.

Beware of hip joint red flags! Some of the red flags are at half mast when there are some of the following casualties to the body: pain and swelling, pain when bearing weight on lower extremities, and discomfort or inability to sleep on the hip.

Exercises can prevent the red flags when they form good conditioning habits and utilize cross training. Patients with hip replacements can build strength comfortably through cross training in the water. Therapeutic water training is the best form of exercise for gaining flexibility and range of motion, especially in patients with a concern for their hip joint health. Anyone with a goal of increasing their hip joint degrees of freedom can have an effortless return of hip advancements in water training.

 

Alicia Weber is an Aquatic Therapist that offers personal & group sessions in Central Florida.  Contact her at 352-874-4363 for a FREE Consultation or to set up an appointment.

Alicia Weber is an Aquatic Therapist that offers personal & group sessions in Central Florida. Contact her at 352-874-4363 for a FREE Consultation or to set up an appointment.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 


Learn to Enhance Your Swimming Stroke

October 12, 2008
Did you know that the best freestyle swimmers can swim 25 meters in 7-13 strokes? The goal of any freestyle swimmer is to swim efficiently, using a minimal amount of strokes. Sometimes people feel like they are wounded in the water when they try to swim freestyle, fluttering down the pool with much splashing and an exorbitant amount of strokes.

If you are a beginning swimmer or a long-time swimmer who finds yourself splashing like there is no tomorrow, or moving your arms too quickly and tiring them in a short distance, then learn drills that work on improving stroke efficiency and saving energy!
Do the following drills to enhance stroke efficiency and remember to visualize what you doing:

Drill # 1 Fist Swimming:
Picture yourself as polar bear cruising down the wave-swept Atlantic Ocean to escape the arctic waters (which they do in winter). The polar bear makes a fist as it swims to heat up its claws and hand.Step 1:  With your hands closed fists, pull yourself through the water using the surface area of your forearms. During the pull phase (when the hand goes into water), keep your elbow higher than your hand. As the hand passes beneath the shoulder, your hand, elbow, and shoulder should be in one line, perpendicular to your body.
Step 2: Maintain closed fists through the push phase (when the hand comes back up and gets ready to enter the water again). Relax in the push phase, keep your fists closed, maintain the proper head position, use a steady kick, and keep your strokes long and smooth.This fist-swimming drill is great for strengthening the forearm and working on the pull-and-push phase of freestyle. Try fist swimming several times across the width of the pool, and see how difficult it can be.

Drill # 2 Head-Up Freestyle: When doing this drill, imagine yourself as a great white shark tracking its prey. The Great White is the only shark that lifts its head out of the water. Its eyes can rotate 360 degrees because they have no nicitating membrane. Head-up freestyle is a good technique to practice to perform well in lake or ocean swims.

Step 1: Begin swimming with the head up and the chin just touching the water’s surface. Keep your head still and keep a reference point in front of you. Maintain high elbows and hold them through the pull phase (when the arm goes beneath the body and the hand pushes water).

Step 2: During the pull phase, keep your hand beneath your sternum and press through the push phase (when the hand is back out of the water as arm stretches out to get ready to re-enter the water). Head-up freestyle can be practiced in a pool, ocean, or lake.

Drill # 3 Single-Arm Freestyle: Imagine yourself as a flying fish gathering enough speed and momentum from one fin to fly out of the water in a short burst of speed and then return to freestyle stroke. Flying fish literally fly out of the water with speeds up to 40mph and then return back into a swimming rhythm. Single-arm freestyle will help you develop speed and strength by working on one arm at a time.

Step 1: First, begin swimming regular freestyle with your right arm, placing your left arm by your side.

Step 2: While pulling (arm underwater pulling water) with your right arm, breathe to your left side only (and to the right when pulling with your left arm). Time your breaths so that you initiate head rotation when your right arm enters the water. Once your hand is past your stomach, finish through by pushing your hand past your thigh as far as you can. When your right arm comes out of the water for recovery before it re-enters, your right shoulder will be out of the water and your left shoulder will be in the water.

Step 3: When your arm exits the water for the recovery, bend your arm and keep in a high elbow. Your arm and hand should be relaxed.Single-arm swimming is good to practice in a 25-yard pool. Practice doing single-arm swimming with the right arm for 25 yards, then switch to the left arm and repeat as much as you want.

All these drills will turn you into a “swimtastic” freestyle swimmer, as long as you already know how to swim freestyle.

 

 

 * If you would like to learn to swim in a few sessions or need a swimming ‘tune-up,’ Alicia Weber teaches swimming and aquatic training classes in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Central and South Florida. Contact her at Alicia1@Awinningway.ws for info.


Beached with Fear

September 19, 2008

 An early morning beach runner was alarmed as she saw a little girl splashing and clapping in a bright bathing suit in the waters of Daytona Beach. The runner yelled, "Unsafe, get out!" And the girl obeyed, just in time before a shark attack.

Daytona Beach (Volusia County) stands at the pinnacle for shark attacks nationwide, with Florida as the first state. If one is planning a beach vacation, there are safety precautions to help prevent shark attacks.

Shark Precautions

Shark Precautions

Avoid murky waters. If beaches are known as remote, good for fishing, and boating—stay away. Now, one must decide whether to fly or dirve to the vacation. Just think what a pain it can be to fly the ‘red eye,’ avoid swimming during the ‘red eye.’ Swimming during those times (dusk to dawn) is risking a red eye because of a shark bite. Avoid bleeding. Certain species can smell an inch of blood nearly a mile away. Never enter oceans with shiny jewelry, bright colored bathing suits, and uneven tanning, especially on feet. Sharks may mistake you for a fish or seal. So, pack your tanning spray! Lastly, have a blast at the beach, but watch out for too much splashing. Don’t ever let your pet in the water. If you want to stay away from becoming the catch of the day, keep from erratic movements and never feed sharks.