4. Boosting Hormonal Profile
Strength comes from 2 sources, the recruitment of muscle fibers and our central nervous system (C.N.S). Muscle fibers are split into two groups, white and red. White are responsible for fast movement and red are responsible for slower and more powerful movements.
Strength is generally considered to be the result of the recruitment of red muscle cells, to gain more strength an individual needs to try to develop more red muscle cells. This is done by simply stimulating the cells by exercising, causing the cells to divide. This is usually done during your sleep in a special sleep cycle called R.E.M. The type of sleep you have is very important for recovery for a number of different reasons, but we will get to that later. The good news is you don't have to do much exercise to cause new growth to take place, in fact the shorter and sharper your workout, the better. If you workout then rest you will get stronger. Sounds simple but you would be surprised at how many athletes don't fully understand this concept, and it doesn't help when the idea of 'training everyday' no matter what is still around. If you don't rest then the opposite can happen. There is such a thing as 'muscle atrophy' and it's an athlete's worst enemy. This is where the muscle cells break down the cell next to it to access its protein. This can happen for two reasons, overtraining and not enough protein in your diet. So gaining basic strength is not that hard when you understand how, but there is another type of strength that is very hard if not impossible to gain.
That is C.N.S strength. This relies on the number of neurons in your C.N.S. Ever meet a skinny guy who seems incredibly strong for his size. That's because he has a high level of neurons in his C.N.S. Think of your C.N.S as a set of electrical wires running through your body from your brain. Ever gone shopping for a stereo? Notice how all the cheap ones have thin speaker cables and the expensive ones have gold plated cables as thick as your finger. That's because the wider the cable the less resistance for the electrical current traveling through it, hence a stronger result at the speaker end of the cable. Its exactly the same for you and your muscles.
To get a strong contraction you have to send a strong signal from your brain and, if you have a well developed C.N.S, the signal will get to your muscle loud and CLEAR. Only one small problem, at about 18 you stop growing, and at that point your body will stop developing more neurons. So, just as most athletes are starting to compete seriously their bodies stop making the very things that make them faster and stronger. You can produce more neurons after that age but it takes a lot more stimulation, so much, so only the most dedicated athletes probably manage to do it.
That's where Vibration Training comes into play. Coming into contact with a Vibration Training machine will cause your neurons to fire off at a rate of up to 50 times per second, 3000 times per minute. That's an impossible amount of stimulation to achieve using regular training means. Its called Bio-mechanical C.N.S Stimulation. It's so effective that trials are continuing world wide on people with Multiple Sclerosis (a degenerative disease of the C.N.S) to try to actually grow them a new C.N.S. On top of that, the more neurons you have a lesser charge needs to be sent to your muscles to cause the same contraction; hence your body essentially becomes more economical to run, going longer and stronger on a lesser current. That's all good for power, speed and endurance athletes alike.
Now we come to just speed.