FLABéLOS was developed using the 'Balancing Theory' in Sports Science. The plate on the FLABéLOS has a tilting movement which alternates continuously, moving up and down at different speeds. These amplitude changes and changes in speed create involuntary muscle contractions.
This mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex which, depending on the frequency, results in rapid and intense muscle contraction - 30 to 50 times per second! These impulses travel to the spinal cord along your nerves that controls the muscles for balancing movement. Head shake is minimised during exercise as the movement is absorbed in the pelvis.
This fast paced contracting and relaxing penetrates deep into the muscles. You feel a muscle burn very quickly as your muscles are pulsing at very high rates and are being triggered to work in three ways - concentrically, eccentrically and isometrically - as the body naturally tries to stabilize itself. There is little or no stress on the joints. Different positions and varied stances on the plate will target different muscle groups.
All you need is just 10 minutes for a total body workout!
After using the FLABéLOS machine a few times you will get into your own rhythm and find your own comfortable routine. It is common that you may feel an itchy sensation on your legs for a short time when on the machine. This is caused by the vibration movement starting to detoxify your body, releasing lactic acid and activating your metabolism.
Bottom line is .... having fun with it! Whole Body Vibration exercise is not only the newest workout out there, it's the most fun and effective one too!