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The Effects of Whole Body Vibration in Isolation or Combined with Strength Training in Female Athletes.
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PMID:  22067255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aims of this study were to assess the behaviour of a vibrating platform under different conditions and to compare the effects of an 8-weeks periodised training programme with whole body vibration (WBV) alone or in combination with conventional strength training.Vibrating frequencies, displacements and peak accelerations were tested through a piezoelectric accelerometer under different conditions of load and subjects' position. Eighteen national level female athletes were assigned to one of three different groups performing WBV, conventional strength training (ST), or a combination of the two (WBV+ST). Isometric maximal voluntary contraction, dynamic maximal concentric force, and vertical jump tests were performed before and after the conditioning programme.Vibrating displacements and maximum accelerations measured on the device were not always consistent with their expected values calculated from the display and manufacturers' information (sinusoidal waveforms). WBV alone or in combination with low intensity resistance exercise did not seem to induce significant enhancements in force and power when compared to ST.It appears that WBV cannot substitute parts of strength training loading in a cohort of young female athletes. However, vibration effects might be limited by the behaviour of the commercial platforms as the one used in the study. More studies are needed to analyse the performances of devices and the effectiveness of protocols.
Ezio Preatoni; Alessandro Colombo; Monica Verga; Christel Galvani; Marcello Faina; Renato Rodano; Ennio Preatoni; Marco Cardinale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-9     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:  -    
1Sport, Health & Exercise Science, Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath (UK); 2Dipartimento di Industrial Design, Arti, Comunicazioni e Moda (INDACO), Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy); 3Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy); 4Corso di Laurea in Scienze Motorie, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy); 5Istituto di Medicina e Scienza dello Sport, CONI, Roma (Italy); 6British Olympic Medical Institute, London (UK); 7University of Aberdeen, School of Medical Sciences, Aberdeen (UK); 8University College London, Division of surgical and interventional medicine, London (UK); *the authors equally contributed to the paper.
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