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Regular vibration therapy has been scientifically shown to have a number of benefits. These include building strength and speed, improving flexibility and loosening stiff muscles. Up until a few years go, this vibration effect was achieved with the aid of bulky machines that sat in the cardio section of commercial gyms. One of them was the power plate machine on which you stood to perform such dynamic exercises as squats and lunges.
The vibrations that resulted from this activity stimulated fibers and the nervous system. This would have the benefits of priming the muscles for quick reaction and increasing strength and power output. Advancing technology has seen the introduction to the market of smaller, more targeted home use devices that allow anyone to get benefits from vibration massage in the comfort of their own home.
When the human body is exposed to vibration, its muscles automatically twitch against the vibration. This happens as a defense strategy. Too much vibration will damage our organs. The muscles contract to minimize this effect. Low level pulsation benefits us by helping the muscles to maintain their function while, at the same time, priming our bones to lay down new cells and get rid of old ones.
Regular targeted vibration, such as what you are able to achieve with the Emerge Vibration Roller, has been shown to produce greater benefits than the whole body vibration that you get with a device like the Power Plate.
In one study involving recreational athletes, it was shown that the use of a vibrating foam roller increased pain tolerance significantly more than a traditional all over vibrating device such as the Power Plate. In addition, it was shown that, when regular vibration is used directly on a body part, certain sensors in the muscle, called proprioceptors, caused the tissue to relax and loosen.
These results show that regular vibrating foam massage with a roller benefits runners by increasing their range of motion. Preliminary research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed that, when a cohort of nineteen people used a vibrating foam roller from the ankle to the knee, they experience greater increase in ankle range of motion than a control group who engaged in traditional static rolling.
High-intensity Vibrating with a vibrating fitness roller has the following benefits:
You should use your Emerge vibrating foam roller before, during and after exercise. Before working out, your body benefits from what is called post activation potentiation. In simple terms, that means that your muscles are primed to work that much harder and faster during your workout. When you muscles work to control the vibrations, they recruit high number of fibers. Then when you begin to run or to work out in the gym, the muscles are fully prepared and your range of movement will be enhanced. You power output will also be increased.
Another of the benefits of a high-intensity vibrating fitness roller is that it appears to allow for a release of glycogen that then floods into muscle. According to chiropractor Jason S. Wersland, "The roller brings new blood and stored energy to the muscles, while also keeping you loose and limber so you can finish your workout feeling strong."
Runners can especially benefit from post exercise use of a high-intensity vibrating foam roller. If you run every day, vibrating foam rolling with help to relax the tissue in order to maintain a full range of motion. You can achieve this with ten minutes of post workout foam roller massage.
If you are new to using a high-intensity vibrating roller, you should begin on the lowest of the vibration settings. Gradually increase your intensity to make it faster as your body gets used to the movement. Limit your maximum foam roller time to thirty minutes. Pay attention to how your muscles feel when using the roller and adjust accordingly.
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The Emerge Vibrating Roller is 13 inches in length and 6 inches in diameter. This roller provides you with 3 speeds of high vibration by way of its all digital circuitry. The rugged exterior of this roller has a series of small ridges. The German developed exterior of the roller is ergonomically grooved to allow for deeper access to soft tissue in order to get to your painful trigger points. The poly-propylene outer shell of the Emerge vibrating fitness roller offer to maximize the vibration effect to give you a more intense massaging experience.
The long life batteries of Emerge vibrating foam rollers offer you an ideal travel companion. A single charge of the roller will last you for an entire week. This vibrating foam roller operates at 50-60 Hz and comes with a universal charging cable. The foam on this vibrating fitness roller is dense to provide you with the most effective trigger point manipulation. This high-intensity vibration roller has been rated the favorite high-intensity vibrating foam roller by thousands of users - it is powerful, effective and cost effective!
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Yes, a high-intensity vibrating foam roller will be more beneficial than a standard foam roller. The vibration effect relaxes the muscles. Vibration rolling with soften the fascia that surrounds the muscle fibers. This can become stiff, preventing the body part from moving freely. The fascia is bathed in a lubricating fluid. When the muscle is stationary, the fluid becomes thick. This reduces the person’s range of movement. Vibration rolling works on the thickened liquid to turn it from a gel to a fluid.
Foam roller vibrating also increases the actual quality of tissue. The vibrating movement deeply kneads the muscle. It also numbs painful trigger points. These are the body’s hot spots around the body in which there is a heightened potential for tension or inflammation. This usually occurs at points where two or more muscles connect. The use of vibrating foam rollers will very quickly reduce the pain at these trigger points.
The use of a vibrating fitness roller can also break up scar tissue. Scarring occurs regularly as a result of intense physical activity. This is most commonly experienced as DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. Scientists believe that DOMS is the result of minute tears in the fiber. A vibrating fitness roller is the best way to reduce the effect of DOMS.
Vibrating foam rollers add an extra element to the well-known foam cylinders that have become very popular as a self-administering form of myofascial release. It allows the person to add vibration to the affected body part on top of self myofascial release and compression. It will provide a pulse roll effect that will provide faster relief.
There are different vibrating rollers that delivers different frequencies of vibration. The best ones, such as the Emerge vibrating foam roller, allow you to adjust the frequencies between low, medium and high.
The ideal setting seems to be about 33 Hz.
Most of the time you should massage along the longest axis of the muscle. So, for example, with the quadriceps, you should go from knee to hip and back again. However, fascia doesn’t conform to being positioned in neat symmetrical patterns so using the anatomical center line of the body as a reference point you should roll parallel, 30, 45 and 90 degrees to it. Try to keep the pulse roll pressure constant.
In terms of speed of movement, start slow and then as you improve get slower! Your goal should be to try and create a mind-body connection when rolling. If you just want to get it over with, you will invariably just be going through the motions, which will not be of much benefit. As a guide, when rolling the front of your thighs each motion should take approximately 3 seconds – count it in your head as you roll.
In order to get into your trigger points, use small, repetitive movements, also known as ‘micro isolation’ techniques. Really dig in with as much downward pressure as you can handle - and take it slow.
Trigger points are hot spots spread around the body where there is a natural tendency for increased amounts of tension or inflammation, generally where a selection of muscles attach via a tendon to perform their tasks; they also correspond with many of the known acupressure points of the body. There are believed to be over 100 potential trigger points around the body and, even if you have no understanding of bio-mechanics and anatomy, they are easy to identify with your thumb/finger and some pressure.
The easiest trigger point to find on yourself is where the pectoral major connects to the shoulder: put your finger on your collar bone near your shoulder then move down and slightly back towards the body’s center line where it feels soft then press firmly – ouch! That’s a trigger point!
Yes, it is very important to keep up your water intake when using a roller. You are trying to manage/ reduce inflammation and enhance tissue function, both of which are reliant on optimal hydration levels. So, ensure that you are never thirsty when you are rolling – ideally drink little and often and get to know your own needs.
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