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Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness, Flexibility, and Power.
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PMID:  23249818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT:: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) occurs following unaccustomed or intense bouts of exercise. The effects of DOMS peak at approximately 48 hours post-exercise and is DOMS is treated, albeit not highly successfully, in a variety of ways including the use of medication and therapeutic modalities. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) on DOMS through Visual Analog Scale (VAS) measures of perceived pain/soreness and to assess the effect of WBV on flexibility and explosive power after induced DOMS. Twenty healthy, college-aged participants (10 males and 10 females) volunteered for this study and were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. Participants completed baseline measures for VAS, hamstring and lower back flexibility, and explosive power prior to completing a DOMS inducing exercise. Measures for VAS, hamstring and lower back flexibility, and explosive power were measured immediately post-exercise and again immediately post-treatment. Participants reported back to the laboratory for four (4) additional data collections sessions. Both the experimental and control groups yielded significant differences (p < 0.05) in pre- and post-test DOMS between baseline and pre- and post-test 1, pre- and post-test 2, and pre- and post-test 3. No significance (p > 0.05) was found within or between groups when comparing pre- and post-assessments of DOMS, flexibility, or explosive power. No differences (p > 0.05) between WBV and light exercise were found for DOMS, flexibility, and explosive power. These results suggest that WBV is equally as effective as light exercise in reducing the severity of DOMS. Thus, WBV may be utilized as a recovery option in addition to current treatments.
Amanda A Wheeler; Bert H Jacobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Health, Physical Education, and Sports Sciences, Arkansas State University, P.O. Box 240, State University, AR 72467, Telephone: 870-680-8107, Fax: 870-972-3066. email: 2Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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