ACUTE EFFECT OF VIBRATORY STIMULATION ON ELBOW JOINT FLEXOR PERFORMANCE

  • Jui-hung Tu
  • Chia-hsiang Chen
  • Yung-hsing Chiu
Keywords: strength training, design, force

Abstract

A novel design of vibratory stimulation training system which can provide precisely controlled smooth force profile to the participants is introduced. All participants received 4 treatments with 20s of vibratory stimulation at a specific frequency and amplitude. The experimental data were analyzed through the two-way repeated-measures ANOVA analysis, with the independent variables being vibratory frequency and amplitude, and the dependent variables EMGrms, Fmax, RFD0.5s, and Fave. An optimal vibratory stimulation pattern was found from this study that has the most significant acute effect on the elbow joint flexor muscle performance: a 60% maximal force loading combined with vibratory stimulation at a frequency of 2.5 Hz and amplitude of 1 N sustained over 20s.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation