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Whole body vibration exercise: are vibrations good for you?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16118292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Whole body vibration has been recently proposed as an exercise intervention because of its potential for increasing force generating capacity in the lower limbs. Its recent popularity is due to the combined effects on the neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems. Preliminary results seem to recommend vibration exercise as a therapeutic approach for sarcopenia and possibly osteoporosis. This review analyses state of the art whole body vibration exercise techniques, suggesting reasons why vibration may be an effective stimulus for human muscles and providing the rationale for future studies.
M Cardinale; J Wakeling
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  585-9; discussion 589     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
Neuromuscular Diseases / rehabilitation*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Vibration / therapeutic use*

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