Acute effects of whole-body vibration on jump force and jump rate of force development: A comparative study of different devices
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research , Volume 26 - Issue 3 p. 691- 696
The goal of this study was to compare the acute effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) delivered by 3 devices with different mechanical behavior on jump force (JF) and jump rate of force development (JRFD). Twelve healthy persons (4 women and 8 men; age 30.5 ± 8.8 years; height 178.6 ± 7.3 cm; body mass 74.8 ± 9.7 kg) were exposed to WBV for 15 and 40 seconds using 2 professional devices (power plate [PP; vertical vibration] and Galileo 2000 [GA; oscillatory motion around the horizontal axis in addition to vertical vibration]) and a home-use device [Power Maxx, PM; horizontal vibration]). The JF and JRFD were evaluated before, immediately after, and 5 minutes after WBV. The JF measured immediately after 40 seconds of vibration by the GA device was reduced (3%, p = 0.05), and JRFD measured after 5 minutes of rest after 40 seconds of vibration by the PM device was reduced (12%, p < 0.05) compared with the baseline value. The acute effects ofWBV (15 or 40 seconds) on JF and JRFD were not significantly different among the 3 devices. In conclusion, our hypothesis that WBV devices with different mechanical behaviors would result in different acute effects on muscle performance was not confirmed.
|Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research|
|Organisation||Department of Rehabilitation Medicine|
Bagheri, J, van den Berg-Emons, H.J.G, Pel, J.J.M, Horemans, H.L.D, & Stam, H.J. (2012). Acute effects of whole-body vibration on jump force and jump rate of force development: A comparative study of different devices. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(3), 691–696. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e31822a5d27