THE EFFECT OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ON THE DYNAMIC STABILITY OF WOMEN BASKETBALL PLAYERS

  • W. Ebben
  • E. Petushek
  • A. Nelp
Keywords: Time to stabilization, countermovement jump, landing, postural stability

Abstract

This study investigated the effect whole body vibration (WBV) on the dynamic stability of NCAA Division I women basketball players. Eleven subjects were evaluated in two test conditions including one with and one without WBV. After each condition, subjects were tested for time to stabilization (TTS) on a force platform during bilateral, right leg, and left leg countermovement jumps (CMJ). Results of the statistical analysis revealed no significant difference in TTS between the vibration and non-vibration conditions for the bilateral (p = 0.24) and right leg (p = 0.48) CMJ. A significant difference was found between the conditions demonstrating a shorter TTS in the non-vibration condition for the left leg CMJ (p = 0.04, d = 0.57, ηp ² = 0.36). Acute WBV has no effect on and in some cases impairs dynamic.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities