THE EFFECTS OF ACUTE WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION ON MAXIMAL COUNTERMOVEMENT VERTICAL JUMP IN RECREATIONALLY ACTIVE MALES AND FEMALES

  • S. Hilgers
  • B. Christensen
Keywords: countermovement vertical jump, whole-body vibration, body-weight squats

Abstract

Performance is a key factor in any type of training and competition, and even the smallest improvement can have a profound effect on the overall outcome. Some studies have shown that acute whole body vibration elicits a rapid increase in intra-muscular temperature and muscle contraction, thereby enhancing power, strength, and overall performance in the short-term (Cochrane, Stannard, Firth, & Rittweger, 2010). The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of three sets of 30 second body weight squats with and without whole-body vibration on maximal countermovement vertical jump in recreationally active males and females.
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Coaching and Sports Activities