THE EFFECTS ON STRENGTH, POWER, AND GENU VALGUM FOLLOWING A FIVE WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM WITH WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION

  • S. Hilgers
  • B. Christensen
Keywords: whole-body vibration, resistance training, strength, power, genu valgum

Abstract

Human movements are controlled by the motor and sensory command centers of the body, and evidence indicates that voluntary activation of muscles is limited in force, power, and strength production (Ronnestad, 2004). The increase of motor unit activation through whole-body vibration (WBV) allows the muscles to contract and relax at a higher rate utilizing more muscle fibers to enhance athletic performance. The purpose is to examine the effects on strength, power, and genu valgum angle following a five week resistance training program either with or without whole-body vibration.
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Coaching and Sports Activities