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Most of us aren’t looking for pro-athlete fitness, but we do want some level of good fitness in our lives.

As people busy with work, family, and play it is difficult to fit normal fitness regimens into a schedule unless you are willing to commit a lot of time and effort. Most people would rather save that time and effort for other things.

The biohack I share with you today is Whole Body Vibration Training (WBVT). WBV Training is a way to hack time, strength, and natural hormones to take your fitness regimen to the next level.

I often hear this story from my Silicon Valley friends seeking the benefits of exercise like stronger bones, more strength, and better physique… but in less time.

Even if you are living life to the fullest, eating MCT oil and grass-fed butter regularly, taking vitamin D, or even using a Zeo Sleep Cycle to hack your sleep, one facet of health you don’t always have time for is training. You know that your physique can be upgraded, but with your commitment to work and family, pushing your fitness to another level is a stretch.

The problem is, you want to lose (or gain) an extra five pounds in order to fit better in your clothes, but don’t know if it is worth it. You have at least two options.

One, start working out more and hope that the increased time working out helps get your body in the shape you want. This will take away from your work and leisure time, but it will also lead to muscle over-fatigue and may increase cortisol responses from excessive training. Or two, settle for what you are now and never change. You may not gain the perfect physique you want, but you will look amazing compared to most people since you’re following the Bulletproof Diet.

Fair enough. But if you had the opportunity to get the body you wanted, would you take it?

 

The Whole Body Vibration Training Plate

Rafeal Nadal, Queen Latifah, Serena Williams, Olympic Athlete Rebecca Romero, and the whole NFL Broncos team get the extra edge over their competition by using WBV Training.  If it works for them, it can help upgrade your physique.

Whole Body Vibration Training boosts your fitness, strength, tone, strength, flexibility, bone density, and range of motion all in a time-efficient manner. Like 15 minutes. That is what I call a fitness hack!

WBVT consists of standing on a platform that vibrates in a way designed to stimulate your hormonal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and nervous systems simultaneously. You can use it to get the lymphatic and circulatory benefits of hours of walking, or you can perform some simple exercises, Body by Science style, to get actual exercise that grows muscle.

Nadal stated right after his French Open victory:

“This is part of the way I work out regularly. [WBV Training] I hope you could see that everything is possible and at the end, work is what makes you feel satisfaction.” (1)

Everything is definitely possible, and as biohackers we are constantly pushing the envelope on our possibilities. Whole Body Vibration Training helps you do this in a number of ways.

WBVT’s many benefits include decreased time of work out, increased strength compared to resistance training, positive hormonal effect, and much more. This very well may be the way we train in the future, and there is research to back it up.

 

Whole Body Vibration Training Benefits:

Decrease Your Work Out Time

WBV Training shows us that training does not need to be difficult and time consuming. WBV Training provides a dynamic workout in about 15 minutes. It does this by working up to 95% of the muscle fibers while you exercise. This near-total muscle experience translates into a high-intensity exercise.

High intensity exercise equals less time in the gym and better physical gains. I use my Bulletproof Vibe WBV Plate with weights about once a week for 15 minutes. With my extended travel, two kids, and work schedule, this is the right amount of weight training for me. But most other days, I find 10-15 minutes to stand on the platform to refresh my energy, stimulate circulation, and help my body excrete toxins by stimulating lymphatic drainage.

Increase Your Strength, Especially Explosive Strength

The way we conventionally workout uses the formula Force=Mass x Acceleration. Simply put, increasing either of these increases strength. For WBV Training, the mass is your body and the vibration is the acceleration.

Using your body and the vibration, the WBV Plate also uses Gravity as another form of acceleration to generate “G-forces.” It naturally incorporates more acceleration so you become stronger!

According to a study comparing WBV Training to conventional training, WBV produces higher strength levels within six weeks. It does so through its use of gravity – added acceleration in the “force” equation – and the reflexive muscle contraction it provokes. (7)

A scientific leader in this field, Dr. C Bosco, held many studies on WBV Training’s muscular benefits. He came to find out that WBV Training has a neural effect on muscle growth, meaning it constantly puts your muscles under load.

Athletes who used WBV increased their leg press by a significant amount of average velocity, force, and power. While this is what athletes are supposed to do, through repetition without increasing intensity or changing things up, the rate of muscle growth often plateaus. The neural effect of WBV is what made the difference in this study, and is what makes it ideal for maximizing your muscle potential.(20)

Along with enhancing muscle, Busco concluded that vibration enhanced the power capacity we have as humans, which means we may go beyond what our genetic power entails.(21) Both studies show big innovation toward strength, and are the reason why Olympians use these machines. For us, it also may help with weight loss.

Lose More Weight

If you want to cut any excess fat from your body, WBV Training is for you.

A weight loss study done in Europe showed a group using WBV Training lost 11% body weight during intervention phase and maintained 10.5% of that loss. Compared to a group that used Diet + Conventional Exercise, which lost 7%, WBV Training is an efficient way to lose weight, and shrink visceral fat. (2)

In the same study, visceral fat shrank by 48 cm2 in the WBV Training group compared to 18cm2 in the Diet + Conventional Exercise group. This weight loss was caused by the WBV’s metabolic alteration and hormone effect.

Increase Your Positive Hormones (and Vice Versa)

Your hormones should be healthy eating Bulletproof, and WBV Training will take your testosterone and growth hormone to another level. It does this while also decreasing cortisol, which is a big change from conventional training.

Bosco et al. proved that after 10 repetitions of WBV Training there is a tremendous effect on the hormonal system, by:

460% increase in Growth hormone 460%,

7% increase in testosterone

27% decrease in cortisol  (22)

A similar study states WBV stimulates GH secretion, reduces circulating cortisol, and reduces plasma glucose.(10)

Overall WBV Training does not represent a stressful stimulus for the neuroendocrine system, which is the opposite of most conventional training.(8) That’s why I am glad to do it (without weights) whenever I am home.

Notably, a famous study done in 1995 by Frank Perna and Sharon McDowell states that cortisol levels spike 20 hours after conventional training.(23) This stress can negatively affects the body’s recovery process. On the other hand, WBV Training decreases cortisol levels in the body during and after training.

Stress shortens your life, and we’re all better off hacking stress in order to reap the full benefits of WBV.

 

WBV Training Even Helps the Elderly…a lot!

Studies show that WBV Training improves strength more efficiently in the elderly.(5) Since the elderly have trouble using conventional machines, the WBV was used and many found an improved balance function.(3)

WBVT also improves quality of life, quality of walking, balance, and motor capacity in elderly.(4) It does this for the elderly, and for every age group.

For seniors with knee osteoarthritis, WBV Training reduced the proliferative response of TCD4+, which is a medical anagram for counting T-cell depleted bone marrow.(9)

 

Other WBV Training Benefits

  • Increased lymphatic drainage(6)
  • Increased bone mass and mineral density(14)
  • Increased flexibility and mobility(6)
  • Metabolic alterations in bone, stomach, bowel, prostate, kidney, and bladder.(14)
  • Enhances knee neuromuscular control(13)
  • Immediate improvement in blood circulation(15)
  • Pain reduction(6)
  • Improved proprioception and balance(4)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Deterrent(17)
  • Increased secretion of serotonin and norepinephrine(6)

Whole Body Vibration Training helps everyone. From Olympic Athletes reaching their peak to the biohacker seeking better blood flow and bone density to the elderly wanting to improve balance and motor capacity, WBV Training is valuable.

Picture of Bulletproof™ VibeThis revolutionary training technology is the upgrade you want in order to hack your fitness. The catch is, most WBV training units like the Power Plate are very expensive. There are a few mass-market ones with a history of weak welds or cheap (but unhealthy) side-to-side rocking motion. Through extensive research and expert help we have created the Bulletproof Vibe WBV Plate, which is used today in professional sports training and chiropractic clinics.

While many WBV units cost between $5,000 and $15,000, the Bulletproof Vibe WBV Plate is about 10% of that including shipping!

If you want stop reading about the benefits, and start feeling and seeing them, then check out a local gym, health club, or buy one now. WBV is pushing humanity’s fitness to new levels.

Before using a WBV Plate, contact your physician if you are pregnant, have foot, knee and hip implants, lumbar disc problems, or acute inflammations or infections. The funny thing is that WBV will most likely help you improve some of these things (not late stage pregnancy!)

If you are living the Bulletproof lifestyle, and need that extra push to reach your fitness goals, or just want more benefits in less time, then WBV Training is for you. Being able to cut your training down by hours in a week while substantially increasing strength and improving your hormonal levels is hard to deny. Get ready for the new innovative machine people are using across the globe to upgrade their fitness.

For information on who and how to use the WBV Plates go here:

How do you train right now? Do you think WBV training can take you to the next level? Leave a comment below and we will test the tide.

Click to read the complete list of references.

  1. “POWER PLATE EXERCISE HELPS RAFAEL NADAL SERVE UP VICTORY AT THE FRENCH OPEN; RISE AGAIN TO NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.” Newsroom.PowerPlate.com. N.p., n.d. Web. Sept. 2012.
  2. “New Vibration Exercise Fitness Research Presented at the European Congress on Obesity.”  17th European Congress on Obesity, n.d. Web. Sept. 2012. <http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/13906-1260304013-new-vibration-exercise-fitness-research-presented-at-the-european-congress-on-obesity.html>.
  3. Whole body Vibration exercise in the elderly people. T. Akiyama, J. Kawanishi, H. Norimatsu- IBMS-JSBMR. P506F, 2003
  4. Bruyere O, Wuidart MA, Di Palma E, Gourlay M, Ethgen O, Richy F, Reginster JY. Controlled whole body vibration to decrease fall risk and improve health-related quality of life of nursing home residents. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Feb;86(2):303-7. PubMed PMID: 15706558.
  5. Runge M, Rehfeld G, Resnicek E. Balance training and exercise in geriatric patients. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2000 Sep;1(1):61-5. PubMed PMID: 15758528.
  6. Keith DeOrio, M.D. The Power Plate- A Revolution in Fitness, Wellness, and Healing
  7. Delecluse C, Roelants M, Verschueren S. Strength increase after whole-body vibration compared with resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003 Jun;35(6):1033-41. PubMed PMID: 12783053.
  8. Erskine J, Smillie I, Leiper J, Ball D, Cardinale M. Neuromuscular and hormonal responses to a single session of whole body vibration exercise in healthy young men. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2007 Jul;27(4):242-8. PubMed PMID: 17564674.
  9. Tossige-Gomes R, Avelar NC, Simão AP, Neves CD, Brito-Melo GE, Coimbra CC, Rocha-Vieira E, Lacerda AC. Whole-body vibration decreases the proliferativeb response of TCD4+ cells in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2012 Sep 6. pii: S0100-879X2012007500139. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22948377.
  10. Di Loreto C, Ranchelli A, Lucidi P, Murdolo G, Parlanti N, De Cicco A, Tsarpela O, Annino G, Bosco C, Santeusanio F, Bolli GB, De Feo P. Effects of whole-body vibration exercise on the endocrine system of healthy men. J Endocrinol Invest. 2004 Apr;27(4):323-7. PubMed PMID: 15233550.
  11.  Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Whole body vibration exercise improves body balance and walking velocity in postmenopausal osteoporotic women treated with alendronate: Galileo and Alendronate Intervention Trail (GAIT). J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2012 Sep;12(3):136-43. PubMed PMID: 22947545.
  12. Giunta M, Cardinale M, Agosti F, Patrizi A, Compri E, Rigamonti AE, Sartorio A. Growth Hormone-Releasing Effects of Whole Body Vibration Alone or Combined with Squatting plus External Load in Severely Obese Female Subjects. Obes Facts. 2012 Aug 24;5(4):567-574. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22922806.
  13. Sañudo B, Feria A, Carrasco L, de Hoyo M, Santos R, Gamboa H. Does whole body vibration training affect knee kinematics and neuromuscular control in healthy people? J Sports Sci. 2012 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22894146
  14. de Oliveira Pereira M, de Souza Pinto N, Monteiro M, Santos-Filho SD, do Carmo FS, Diniz C, Marin P, Bernardo-Filho M.Influence of whole-body vibration on biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical [(99m)Tc]methylene diphosphonate in Wistar rats.Int J Radiat Biol. 2012 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22849312.
  15. Lohman EB 3rd, Sackiriyas KS, Bains GS, Calandra G, Lobo C, Nakhro D, Malthankar G, Paul S. A comparison of whole body vibration and moist heat on lower extremity skin temperature and skin blood flow in healthy older individuals. Med Sci Monit. 2012 Jul;18(7):CR415-24. PubMed PMID: 22739731.
  16. Ceccarelli G, Benedetti L, Galli D, Prè D, Silvani G, Crosetto N, Magenes G, Cusella De Angelis MG. Low-amplitude high frequency vibration down-regulates myostatin and atrogin-1 expression, two components of the atrophy pathway in muscle cells. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2012 Jun 19. doi: 10.1002/term.1533. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22711460.
  17. Santos-Filho SD, Cameron MH, Bernardo-Filho M. Benefits of whole-body vibration with an oscillating platform for people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. Mult Scler Int. 2012;2012:274728. Epub 2012 May 17. PubMed PMID: 22685660; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3362932.
  18. Bosco et al, 1998, Biol Sport, 15:157-164
  19. Rubin, et al, Nature, 2001, 412:603-604
  20. Bosco C, Colli R, Introini E, Cardinale M, Tsarpela O, Madella A, Tihanyi J, Viru A. Adaptive responses of human skeletal muscle to vibration exposure. Clin Physiol. 1999 Mar;19(2):183-7.
  21. Cardinale M, Bosco C. The use of vibration as an exercise intervention. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2003 Jan;31(1):3-7
  22. Bosco C, Iacovelli M, Tsarpela O, Cardinale M, Bonifazi M, Tihanyi J, Viru M, De Lorenzo A, Viru A.: Hormonal responses to whole-body vibration in men. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2000 Apr;81(6):449-54.
  23. Perna, Frank, McDowell, Sharon Role of psychological stress in cortisol recovery from exhaustive exercise among elite athletes International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 1995. Behavioral Science  http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327558ijbm0201_2 10.1207/s15327558ijbm0201_2

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  • Kenneth

    I think the best part is how much of a *willpower* hack this is.

  • Justin Owings

    So are the increases in hormonal levels like HGH over what you’d get doing conventional, non-WBV training?

    • Dave Asprey

      Depends on the non wbv training, but usually

      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

      • http://www.facebook.com/vibratrainer.lloydshaw Vibra Trainer Lloyd Shaw

        A few questions hopefully answered ……

        (1) Vibration by itself is basically useless for training ( or all truck drivers would be skinny )

        (2) The aim of the machines is to induce a “reaction” called an eccentric contraction. It is the “catching or lowering” phase of any resistance program.

        Eg…. jumping off a chair and landing in a perfect squat.

        (3) Lighter vibration cause a very mild local effect on the muscles. A heavy vibration is designed to replicate climbing forces.

        (4) Cavemen didn’t do it. Well yes but all primates climb trees. And a tree shakes and is unstable. So even if you do not realize it. eccentric contractions are a very important exercise tool.

        eg…. When someone spots you with weights. You are using a very concentrated eccentric contraction.

        Heavy weight = heavy contraction

        Heavy vibration = heavy contraction

        (5) A lot of research is fake And by that I mean the machines were not tested first. Under body weight they lost almost all proper function.

        Eg…. Power Plate lost function at 20kg.

        Vibro-Gym at 62kg

        And they are 2 very expensive brands.

        Or they deliberately left out important info like KN value of the vibration, and only quoted Fq and Amplitude.

        So you have 3 very basic levels of equipment.

        Therapy ( light vibration )

        HyperGravity ( lifting you up quickly, making you a bit heavier for a micro second and dropping you back down. That is why people use added weights on this equipment )

        Note: Some people try jumping around and moving on the plates as well. But it is a bit of an oxymoron, and is akin to to mixing up any exercise disciplines. Really not ideal.

        High Energy ( the same forces as climbing or drop jumping. No added weights needed )

        (6) Why do people do this….? It is just a safer way of training to complete fatigue. And condenses an anaerobic workout into a smaller time-frame. With no warmup needed.

        Please note: I do not retail machines and have designed multiple types of machines covering all categories. From ones Olympic athletes use to units for rest homes.

        Beware the salespeople who fail to paint you the full picture and take away your chances of at least making a semi-educated choice..

        . .

        • picbyron

          Just got it in and so far so good! Definitely feels powerful and quite invigorating. Let ya know how it develops.

        • Vibra Trainer Lloyd Shaw

          Try to be very strict with the positions…

          http://www.vibration-training-advice.com/consumer-guide-and-safety-program/lineal-and-pivotal-safety-programs/lineal-program

          Even being out a few inches makes a huge difference.

        • picbyron

          It says vary times based on strength of machine. Is this one considered weak , avg, strong? Thanks in advance-

        • Vibra Trainer Lloyd Shaw

          It is a Medium Energy Lineal unit. So static poses with your own body weight will give results. But added weights may be needed in the future

          But for now just concentrate on perfect form for 60 seconds.

        • picbyron

          Thanks again for the advice!!

  • Colin

    I live in a condo. Would the Bulletproof WBV plate be loud enough to disturb my neighbors?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

      I live in a flooded basement. Will this product kill me if I turn it on? How similar is the vibration to electrocution?

  • Erica

    Dave
    This question isn’t about this blog post, but the sleep posts are older and I didn’t want it to go unnoticed.

    I just got my zeo and I am waiting for my earthing mat to arrive. This may be a silly question, but is it ok to sleep with the earthing mat while wearing my zeo? I’m just wondering if the mat will disrupt the readings of the zeo since it’s messing with electrical stuff in my body.

    • Broadnax

      Don’t worry. Combining the two will have you well on your way to being a Zeo Ranger. Like these guys: http://blogs.band.com.br/kids/files/2011/10/zeo_ranger.jpg

    • http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/user/2322-stu-uk/ Stu UK

      I believe it is safe as it doesnt cause me any problems

  • Joshua

    Hi Dave,

    Timely post, since I’ve been looking at WBV a lot recently to decide which machine to buy. I’ve come across information that indicates that high-power linear machines produce the ’10 minute’ training time effect, but high-power machines are rare outside of commercial market, and low quality powerful machine (“3d”) and/or bad positions can be dangerous due to shear placed on joints. Is there any truth in this?

    I’ve been researching the safest and most effective way to train, here’s an example of a training program that makes sense to me as a biomedical engineer: http://www.vibration-training-advice.com/consumer-guide-and-safety-program/lineal-and-pivotal-safety-programs/lineal-program

    Seems like there’s a lot of variance in WBV machine specs and training programs and a lot of the literature does not take this into account.

    PS – I emailed two weeks ago asking for more specs on the BP WBV machine, thanks for getting those posted!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.bowen.31 Matthew Bowen

    Well this should cover my sport specific training. World Vibrational Championships here I come!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

      Personally I was training for the World Seizure Championships, I hope vibration has some sport-specific crossover….

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

    so is this like a full body shake weight? are the results as good as the shake weight?

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.bowen.31 Matthew Bowen

      well it outperformed leg extensions and partial ROM leg press so it must be good

      • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

        well that sounds like science to me, but do you have a pubmed citation for these suppositions?

  • chrisu

    is this some sort of make shift temporal device designed to make me fit by vibrating my atoms to predetermined frequencies that correspond to elite fitness

    pls respond

    • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

      I think this is the predecessor to eventual Star Trek transporter product.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

    How does this compare pricewise with the following product, they both induce vibration, pls respond

    http://www.taser.com/products/law-enforcement/taser-x2

  • Kristine Poirier

    I would love to see an example of this, please post a f/u with video footage.
    Supplements also cannot be > exercise imo

  • http://www.myosynthesis.com/ Matt P

    Wait if I hack my body don’t I risk opening myself to malware

    sorry I will wait until you release the next security patch after more user testing bc last time I tried a hack I got an AOL toolbar installed on my forearm

    • dehajpls

      This is only the case if you are a Windows person, if your parents used Macs you wouldn’t have this issue.

  • chrisu

    are there result-amplifying effects involved if vibrating while wearing vibrams

    can i become one with crossfit

  • Josey W.

    Will this make my penis thicker? I don’t need it to be any longer. I’m just thinking that all the vibration may have an impact on the girth of my penis.

    My girlfriend is a physicist, and she said that perhaps if I find a way to make my mitochondria use glucose for energy production instead of fatty acids, then all the hormonal changes cause by the vibration might make my cak thicker.

    In all reality, I’m thinking the grass fed butter may be a bad choice for me simply because I want my mitochondroids (see what I did there?) to use sugar for fuel.

    ty

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

    what do you think about a WBV Vibrator product? My girlfriend said she’d buy a Bulletproof Vibrator immediately. If it raises HGH imagine what it does to estrogen and progesterone!

    And as an aside, I think women are very underserved by the current iteration of the Bulletproof Exec. Just sayin’, could be a valuable new customer segment.

  • QUEEN LATIFA

    does anyone know if i could use one of these to get laid in my grindr pic

  • Tybalt

    Would this shake loose the midichlorians in my body? Can I hack my body via vibration to be a real live Jedi Knight?

  • Babby on the way

    h-hi.

    unlike these trolls i am legitimately interested in WBV.

    the problem is i am pregnant, as you state.

    will my babby come out more muscular?

    or will this machine shut the whole thing down?

    • Babby on the way

      pls respond david aspie

      • OPRAH

        david aspie pls respond i would like to have this on my show

        • Jesus

          Can a ‘Cross’ be placed on top of the device whilst in use? pls be advice.

  • Dehaj

    I would like to buy 1,000 of these. How easily will it be to to fit a layer of pins on top of this?

    Do you ship to Iraq?

    ???? ???????? ???????

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.bowen.31 Matthew Bowen

    dear dave,

    i can’t afford this machine. can i just learn how to vibrate dance like this guy, y/n?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imE2qvIR2ok

    thank you for your time

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

    Dave I found a new customer segment, Xzibit would like to speak with your sales team:

    http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3rpj65/

  • Broadnax

    I’m concerned about the power of the vibratory rate. Is it possible that you’ve received thousands of mini-concussions by vibration training too hard – which explains this article in general?

  • dehajpls

    This is what’s great about getting old. I’ll read this, forget all of the information and go see the movie. I will enjoy it, half way through the movie I’ll forget what the plot is, get confused and go to the parking lot and try to find my car by holding my keys over my head and pushing the panic button until my alarm goes off. Which will scare the shit out of me, and I will think it is a cop, because I already have one arm up. I bring the other hand up and get on the ground, hands behind my back. Then I will fall asleep. The next morning I will find my car, a mere three feet away. I get inside and discover the battery has somehow died, so I call a tow company. After an hour, for some reason, a tow truck shows up and a black man starts running toward my car. He’s screaming, so I lock the windows and hide in the back seat. I never realize that I’ve set myself on fire from the cigarette I forgot that I’d lit twenty minutes ago. I become an hero. This thread is great. My name is George, are there rules on this internet page?

    • dehajpls

      Also I don’t know if you know this or not, but it seems that there are advertisements for personal lubricant on the side of your webpage.

  • juicy d0om
  • Just trying to help

    Hi David

    i am not interested in your product

    but did you know if you rearrange the letters

    of your name you get “VY is Rape Dad”?

    what does it mean?

  • Charles Poliquin

    I enjoy this product.

  • http://twitter.com/faksakes faksakes

    Hey Dave, I live in an apartment (carpeted floors). Would this be too loud for my neighbors? Any chance of you putting up a video on youtube?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahed.momand Jahed Momand

    hey dave I live in a submarine and I’m not sure I can fit the whole contraption through the hatches. Does it come apart? Can I reassemble it?

    • Dave Asprey

      The top plate is 1/4″ solid steel…not coming apart!

      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

  • dehajpls

    Sir I am interested in your product.

    Do you have any binders full of customers I can pass around at work to convince others to buy it with me? It’s preferable if the binders are of women.

  • Alan

    Dave — Would this type of thing suffice for whole-body vibration training? http://i.imgur.com/I4Puq.gif

    • Dave Asprey

      Lol no

      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

  • http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/user/2322-stu-uk/ Stu UK

    I love all the other Bulletproof stuff you talk about Dave, but cant get my head around this device.

    It just comes across as gimmicky.

    Cave men didn’t vibrate on a regular basis, they picked up rocks and wrestled buffalo (thats the image in my head anyway)

    I think a person would be better spending 15 minutes dead lifting and doing deep squats.

    • Dave Asprey

      Cavemen didn’t have synthetic fleece, but you wear one…and you use electricity too. Very un-paleo! ;)
      Astronauts and pro athletes use it…it’s about getting more benefit in less time. Totally bulletproof, but not caveman.
      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

      • http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/user/2322-stu-uk/ Stu UK

        lol, I should have expected that, especially as I’ve heard similar replies in the Podcasts.

        What I am trying to say is that all the nutrition practices that the bulletproof diet describes is to give us the nutrients similar to or as close as to what our biology was designed for.

        With exercise shouldn’t it be the same? I don’t think that this type of technology can better regular squatting and dead lifting for health benefits. Astronauts and pro athletes may use this in addition to their other training, and already high level of fitness and strength

        My point really was to say that the average Joe may get better results from simple compound exercise. I see this vibration technology as icing on the cake so to speak. I would love to try it and experiment on myself as I already have years of weight lifting under my belt.

        Love all this stuff Dave, cant get enough of the blogs and the podcasts. Appreciate all the work that goes in to getting this information out. I’m also a customer of yours and on my second order of bulletproof coffee beans and supplements.

        • http://twitter.com/abunchofletters Rich Wilson

          Reading the link to the Denver Post, athletes use it to warm up before exercise/sport and again when warming down. So you’d use it first, then squat, etc. I don’t think it will make you much stronger or lose much weight on its own. Wish my gym had one to test myself!

        • Dave Asprey

          You do the squat on the unit which makes a huge difference. Lymph effect helps weight loss!

        • http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/user/2322-stu-uk/ Stu UK

          Interesting, would love to give this a try

      • http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/user/2322-stu-uk/ Stu UK

        Maybe its my Limiting beliefs that stop me from truly getting in to this. So I will try to be open minded as possible. Would love to use this device and do some self experimentation

    • AdamFiddler

      Squat and deadlift ftw.

      “Cavemen didn’t do it” argument for the loss. By this argument, “cavemen” themselves would’ve never started eating meat…

      -AF

  • http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/user/2322-stu-uk/ Stu UK

    Wow, whats with all the spam on this post :(

    Try getting akismet to stop the spam mate

  • IH8WBV

    What a crock of junk. Devices like these have been sold to lazy idiots since the 60′s. I love your blog but this is straight up BS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.bowen.31 Matthew Bowen

    aspie asprey’s vibratron 3000. sign me up.

  • Chris

    What makes this device better than say the one from Soloflex at $450?

    • StrongEthics

      cause of the 900% discount obviously

      strong psychology dave

  • BrianBrah

    So Dave, where are the scientifically backed studies that prove this works? I like your business style, lie, cheat, and claw.

  • BrianBrah

    Dave, can I double this machine as a pleasure device when I ram your sister on it?

  • BrianBrah

    Dave, Rosie O’Donnel called, she wants her vibrator back.

  • StrongEthics

    Standard anchoring techniques coupled with a hard sell.

    Strong ethics, brah.

  • BrianR

    Dave, how long have you been in the vibrator business? This is better than the Sybian!

  • StrongEthics

    Interesting how you left up Alan’s comment. Is it because he’s way higher on the status ladder than you, and you’re essentially the Jenna Jameson of cockgobbling media attention-whoredom? pls respond

  • BrianBrah

    Good job Dave man! I’m going to buy this product just to sue you for false advertisement.

  • StrongEthics

    what sort of redundancy is at work here? can this product double as a masturbatory device? I’m looking to replace my Sybian and bulletproof my sex life.

  • Kristine Poirier

    I love that my original request for information was deleted! That’s a great way to run a business! Only post what you want the consumer to know. I wil tell everyone I know to black list you.

  • StrongEthics

    guys I found all the proof I need

    elite athletes training with WBV:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecwP57oWvF4

  • StrongEthics

    Btw, this is a quote from the only study you cited that wasn’t done on geriatric, severely obese, or MS patients, i.e. inapplicable populations to your target audience. How do you expect to get away with this stuff, man? These are straight up lies. Quote the ref in a study of WBV in young men:

    ” Since hormonal responses, with the exception of norepinephrine, are not affected by acute vibration exposure, this type of exercise is not expected to reduce fat mass in obese subjects.” Hormonal responses unaffected. You’re just making shit up all over the place. Pretty amazing stuff.

  • Alan

    Hi Dave, this is Alan Aragon, I’m mildly well-known amongst the sciency folks on the internet – some of whom lift weights. Why did you delete my question? I didn’t even get to read your answer to it. Why are so many comments deleted?

    • Dave Asprey

      Hi Alan,

      I totally know your work. This thread got maliciously troll attacked so one of my team must have accidentally deleted your post while cleaning the site. Apologies. What did you ask? By policy I don’t delete questions even if I don’t like them; just spam and trolls …
      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

  • cbelling

    What makes this different over other less expensive models? (Soloflex)

    • Dave Asprey

      Harder vibrations, won’t break welds after a few months.

      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

  • Jack117

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  • jack117

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  • Jrallo44

    What is the maximum weight allowed on your bulletproof vibration plate? I don’t see it anywhere. I am a 285 lb man looking to enhance my training.

    • Dave Asprey

      300 lbs

      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Arthur-Vann/573273996 Ryan Arthur Vann

    There are many people that swear by rebounders (mini-trampolines), and they appear to operate on a similar principle to the WBV. I wonder; what are your thoughts on these, as they may be a bit more accessible to readers than the 5 grand WBV machines?

    • Dave Asprey

      I agree, rebounding is good…but it is

      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

    • Dave Asprey

      Rebounders do 1 bounce a second. WBV does 30x/sec so is much faster. My WBV is $1500 not $5k or $15k like others. But if all you can afford is a rebounder, go for it.
      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

  • Gabe

    I’m very interested in this.

    For those of us trying to squeeze a little extra out of our training would this help strengthen an already trained athlete and how would you use it in that situation?

    For example, I am an olympic weightlifter and curious whether this would help improve my strength in the squat.

    It also seems like it would be very helpful for recovery between exercise bouts?
    Thanks.

  • Brendan Ruh

    Im 19 years old from Portola Valley and Palo Alto CA.

    I want to make an appointment with Dr Justin in cupertino to use this technology. I want to purchase my own, but I dont have the funds….yet.

    Dave, If one does not have access to one of these vibration plates, is jumping rope or using a foam roller a good substitute? I want to increase recovery time after surfing.

    -Brendan

  • Jon

    Dave , can I purchase one of yours in UK? And whilst I’m on, do you recommend a UK supplier for upgraded coffee?

  • Depot

    This study including a researcher from NASA states wbv can be harmful. This seems to disagree with your claims?

    Griffin, M.J. “Biodynamic Response To Whole-Body Vibration.” The Shock and Vibration Digest 1981. Vol. 13; 3-12.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.paine Kimberly Paine

      Most of the concerns about safety are from WBV being used in uncontrolled, unsafe ways, like extended jackhammer use on construction sites. May I suggest this informative buyers guide? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_B9C_OUdxY

  • Omdepot

    This study including a researcher from NASA totally disagrees with your claims?

    8. Griffin, M.J. “Biodynamic Response To Whole-Body Vibration.” The Shock and Vibration Digest 1981. Vol. 13; 3-12.

    • lil

      1981??

  • szuszi

    If one can’t afford the more affordable version of the machine offered at BPE, is it worth buying a machine like (Confidence Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine) for a few hundred dollars? Or is it too inferior power-wise to do the job? Thanks for any input Dave :)

  • Oscar Campbell

    How about skate boarding on gnarly asphalt? Here in Sweden, because of the strongly changing temps through the seasons, the asphalt is softer and gravely. I can tell you, you vibrate like hell, get exercise from kicking – and – it’s fun! And a complete deck will only cost you about $200. I go with grass fed ghee that I boil myself from butter, the parts other than the fat in butter are better of in the compost. Kicks ass! :-)

  • dbr

    My wife is joining an exercise group at the church. The ladies meet a couple of times a week for body weight snd cardio. Would buying your vib unit as a group work well in use and training and is there a good training resource available?

  • Olivia Heartelly

    What a great resource! Two thumbs up! Provided that you need to get more fit and lose weight , delight in a healthy diet and might be in a physical action in your every day schedule and if that you pick whole body vibration keep in mind to do aerobic and quality training exercises as well.
    Vibra-Trim.net

  • Olivia Heartelly

    By far the most ubiquitous new fitness innovation to the uninvolved exercise classification is WBV – otherwise called “Power Plate” practice and if you pick WBV keep in mind to do quality training exercises and aerobic as well.
    FitnessUnlimited.net

  • Sophie

    Hi Dave, I live in Australia and as the Bulletproof WBV plate does not currently ship here can you recommend any good machines that I could buy here or could you please start shipping to Australia? :)

  • Plucky

    If I buy one is my wife going to want to just sit on it all the time?

  • Hunter

    Hey Dave, I’m new to your site. I found out about you after seeing your recently uploaded vid on the 21 Convention. You mentioned doing Body by Science style workouts on the vibration plate. I also really liked the part about it allowing you to use 95% of muscle fibers. My question is, is it actually possible to use the vibration plate while your on, say, a RenEx machine doing a leg press or any of the big five?

  • Olivia Heartelly

    Entire form vibration can offer a few fitness and health profits, it’s clear assuming that it’s as bravo as customary work out. With entire form vibration, you stand, sit or lie on a machine with a vibrating stage. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to your physique, driving your muscles to contract and relax many times every second. You might feel as though you’re endeavoring when you do entire figure vibration. So this is really an effective one.
    Vibra-Trim.net

  • Ann in Dallas

    What sort of workout do you do while on the machine? Free weights?

  • Ann Margolin

    What kind of workout do you do while on the WBV? Free weights? Push ups? Planks?

  • Anon

    The BulletProof plate only provides 3 G of force, and according to the research, it takes 10G+ to get any real benefits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_B9C_OUdxY

  • Kevin

    Hey Dave, love it the idea of it. Just wondering if you have looked at the emf factor?

  • Laura Riddle Wittke

    Hi Dave, what is the frequency of the vibration? My brainy boyfriend has a desire to know. Thanks!

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    Nice and informative information shared by your blog on

    Whole Body Vibration Training. I really appreciate it.
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