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Top 4
Reasons Why You Would Choose

A Hypervibe over a Sonic Machine

1 – Less Head Vibration

Hypervibe’s pivotal motion produces significantly less head vibration than the lineal motion of the Sonic machine. Due to the more natural motion of a pivotal, the pelvis is rotated, and forces are absorbed by the trunk muscles and not up to the head. This makes it safer, better for lower back muscles (only pivotal shown to reduce back pain), and users naturally prefer the pivotal motion.

Why is the frequency range of a machine so important?

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References:

  • Lienhard K Relationship Between Lower Limb Muscle Activity and Platform Acceleration During Whole Body Vibration. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Oct;29(10):2844-53.

2 – Greater Benefit

When compared directly in a single study, or through meta analysis, Pivotal machines have shown greater effect size in topics such as bone density and circulation, and muscle activation. There is no evidence of decreased back pain in a Lineal machine, as mentioned above.

References:

  • Olivera L. Effects of whole body vibration on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporos Int. 2016 Oct;27(10):2913-33.
  • Games K. Whole-Body Vibration and Blood Flow and Muscle Oxygenation: A Meta-Analysis. J Athl Train. 2015 May;50(5):542-9
  • Abercromby A., ‘Variation in Neuromuscular Responses during Acute Whole-Body Vibration Exercise’ Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Sep;39(9):1642-50.

3 – More Powerful

Hypervibe machines produce significantly more G force than most lineal machines. The amount G force determines the exercise load, and has been demonstrated many times to increase the size of the effect on muscle activation, oxygen uptake, and perceived exertion.

Why is the G force range of a machine so important?

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References:

  • Marín PJ A comparison of training intensity between whole-body vibration and conventional squat exercise. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2011 Aug;21(4):616-21
  • Lienhard K Relationship Between Lower Limb Muscle Activity and Platform Acceleration During Whole Body Vibration. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Oct;29(10):2844-53.
  • Raphael Z. Occurrence of fatigue induced by a whole body vibration session is not frequency dependent. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Sep;27(9):2552-61

4 – Better Value

In a 2012 comparison of over 41 different vibration machines, engineering test results showed that on average, the more G force a machine could produce, the more expensive it was.

The G force output of a Sonic machine is 3g’s or less and has little difference in G force output to those of machines which cost as little as $200 on eBay. With the very high price tag of Sonic machines, this makes the Sonic machine one of the worst value machines on the market!

The +10g vibration specifications of Hypervibe machines are only found in machines which cost many thousands of dollars more.

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References:

  • Pel JJ. Platform accelerations of three different wbv devices and the transmission of vertical vibrations to the lower limbs. Med Eng Phys. 2009 Oct;31(8):937-44.
  • Alstom MSC. Vibration Test Report. 1st July & 13th September 2010.
  • Proviso Systems Limited. Vibration Analysis Report. Report Date: 10th February 2017

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