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Vibration training in elite sport: effective training solution or just another fad?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19208931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The use of vibration as a training intervention has been suggested for more than a decade. Following the initial promising studies, a large number of investigations have been conducted to understand the acute and chronic effects of this novel training modality mainly using special populations, sedentary, physically active, and aged individuals. There is a small number of studies involving athletes. For this reason it is at the moment very difficult to provide safe and effective training guidelines to athletes. We discuss the current findings related to the effectiveness on elite athletes and provide some guidance on practical applications. Vibration is without a doubt an interesting intervention; however, more needs to be done to understand the physiological mechanisms involved in the adaptive responses to vibration exercise. Furthermore, more studies are needed to establish a dose-response relationship to vibration training to provide indications on safe and effective vibration training prescriptions.
Authors:
Marco Cardinale; Julie A Erskine
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports physiology and performance     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1555-0265     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101276430     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Physiol Perform     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Olympic Medical Institute, Northwick Park Hospital, and School of Medical Sciences of the University of Aberdeen, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Resistance Training / methods*
Safety
Sports*
Vibration*

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