Whole Body Vibration Explained

The Plate produces a vibration through which energy is transferred from the platform to the body. By standing on the Plate, your body automatically adjusts to the vibrations. Remember that human bodies are made to absorb vertical vibrations due to gravity acceleration effect. This mechanical stimulus produces an involuntary stretch reflex which, depending on the selected frequency, results in muscles vigorously contracting 30 to 50 times per second. The mechanical stimulation generates acceleration forces working on the body. These forces cause the muscles to lengthen, and this signal is received by the muscle spindle, a small organ in the muscle. This spindle transmits the signal through the central nervous system to the muscles involved. It is described as Involuntary. Neuromuscular stretch reflex.

Basically the Whole Body Vibration platform recreates the muscle stretch reflex according to the following process:

1.Stimulus: a tap on tendon causes a muscle stretch reflex

2.Receptor: the receptors in muscles and joints note this shift in length

3.Spinal cord: they pass the information on to the spinal cord

4.Brains: The response to this sensory stimulus via the spinal column is a direct contraction of the stretched muscle. The brain is not directly involved in this process.

Immediate and short term effects of WBV

Because more muscle fibers (also known as motor units) are activated under the influence of vibration than in normal, conscious muscle contractions the muscles are incited more efficiently. The immediate effect of WBV is therefore that the muscles can be used quickly and efficiently, allowing them to produce more force. Another immediate effect of WBV is an improvement of blood circulation. The rapid contraction and relaxation of the muscles at 20 to 50 times per second basically works as a pump on the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, increasing the speed of the blood flow through the body. Subjects often experience this as a tingling, prickling, warm sensation in the skin.

Long term effects of WBV

In order to have any effect on the body in the long term it is vital that the body systems experience fatigue or some sort of light stress. As in other kinds of training, when the body is overloaded repeatedly and regularly, the principle of super compensation will occur. This principle is the cause of the body adapting to loading. In other words: performance will increase. 

This effect has been proven several times in scientific research for both young and elderly subjects. Studies have shown that using WBV leads to a significant increase in strength. This is a clear indication that the vibrations actually do have added value when performing static exercises Better results may even be achieved with WBV in the area of explosive power.

Another important difference between conventional training methods and WBV is that there is only a minimum of loading. No additional weights are necessary, which ensures that there is very little loading to the passive s tructures such as bones, ligaments and joints. That is why WBV is extremely suited to people that are difficult to train due to old age, disease, disorders, weight or injury. On the other hand, it is also very suitable for professional athletes who want to stimulate and strengthen their muscles without overloading joints and the rest of the physical system. Other than its influence on the muscles, WBV can also have a positive effect on bone mineral density. The vibrations cause compression and remodeling of the bone tissue Mechanostat, activating the osteoblasts (bone building cells), while reducing the activity of the osteoclasts (cells that break bone down). Repeated stimulation of this system, combined with the increased pull on the bones by the muscles, will increase bone mineral density over time. It is also likely that the improved circulation and the related bone perfusion due to a better supply of nutrients, which are also more able to penetrate the bone tissue, are contributing factors. 

A study carried on 70 women (aged 58-74) has demons trated that training 3 times a week on the WBV platform for 24 weeks signi ficantly improved bonedensity, meaning rejuvenating bones! 

Both Testosterone and Growth Hormone (HGH) are secreted to a greater extent. Those hormones stimulate protein synthesis and help build up muscle tissue. They also play a part in elevating the blood’s oxygen transportation capacity. People will be able to train longer in a comfort zone!! The growth hormone has a direct effect on virtually all the cells in the body. The major effects include: controlling the length to which bones grow and growth of softer tissues like muscles, stimulation of l ipolysis in fat cells, causing a reduction in body fat levels. The high production of HGH also leads to more rapid heal ing of fatigued or injured cells and allows faster recovery. The stress hormone, cortisol , is also lowered significantly, resulting in the user feel ing good and relaxed after a session on the DKN platform.

WHY VIBRATION TRAINING INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL FITNESS? Vibration training is time-effective (up to 80% less time), accessible, result-proof, user-friendly, joint-friendly, varied, easy to keep up…Also you can achieve specific result for particular body zones, that you’ll never obtain with running, spinning…or other exhausting activities.


Vibration training is not passive and does require minimum effort from your body. Moreover, as a result of the mechanically stimulated muscle reflex, the frequency and the reach of the muscular activity is considerably higher in comparison to traditional training methods. Vibration training is complementary to al l other forms of body care, sport and leisure activities. It is a contemporary concept that shows a bright perspective for multiples applications and guarantees great opportunities.

DKN Technology platform offers the best value on the market with authentic vertical vibration. You may encounter the designation “3 dimensional vibration. This does not make any sense as vibration designate up & down movement only. More and more manufacturers just want to take advantage of the interest in vibration training. They supply so-called “oscillating” (or tilting) vibration that are as cheap as inefficient. To the contrary, it is a different kind of movement (balancing) and the sensation is therefore completely different. Then, it is wrong to award the scientifically described impact and effects of Whole Body Vibration to this kind of machines. A vertical displacement is required for the optimum stimulation of muscles. The real reason for the existence of those platforms, is that they are much easier (and thus cheaper), to motorize. DKN is proud to offer high quality vibrating platform at a very competitive price, currently offering the bes t value on the market! Our platforms come with a lifetime warranty on body and frame and a 2-year war ranty on electric and electronic components.

Fitness, Health, Wel lness & Beauty, Anti-aging
WBV: A wide range of benefits including:

  • 100% of the muscle fibers are trained as opposed to only 40% in conventional training
  • Increases Bone density
  • Increases blood flow and oxygenation in all skeletal tissues
  • Increased blood flow in muscles (95% of capillaries open up to 40- 60%)
  • Increased production of Testosterone and growth hormone (HGH)
  • Increases production of endorphin
  • Decrease stress hormone Cortisol (up to 30% per session)
  • Increases flexibility
  • Increases muscle white fiber (explosiveness)
  • Increase muscle strength and performance
  • Decrease recovery time
  • Reduce lower back pain
  • Increase collagen for smoother skin
  • Help in fighting cellulite
  • Accelerate weight loss
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Localized fat burning
  • Smoother skin (flatten out Adipose globules)
  • Increase muscle strength and performance
  • Remove muscular lactic acid-accelerates muscles recovery
  • Increase Range of motion
  • Improve balance mechanism
  • Micro-massage muscles
  • Reduce strain on joints, Ligaments and Tendons
  • Aid figure correction
  • Helps concentration
  • Improves general condition of elderly people
  • Fights the effects of osteoporosis
  • Improves condition of patients affected by Parkinson’s disease
  • Proven Positive effects on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms