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Gregory Severino, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, Michelle Walters-Edwards, Michael Nordvall, Oksana Chernykh, Jason Adames, and Alexei Wong

postmenopausal women have difficulty adhering to traditional exercise programs and/or may stop exercising altogether ( Guérin & Fortier, 2012 ; O’Neill & Reid, 1991 ). It is crucial to address these barriers by implementing novel modalities such as whole-body vibration training (WBVT). WBVT has been used as an

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Naser Nawayseh and Saleh AlBaiti

Whole-body vibration (WBV) training machines are being used for different purposes ranging from losing body weight to increasing body strength and treating some medical conditions. They are used on both personal level at homes and professional level in medical clinics and sport gyms. However

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Daniel Wadsworth, Janet Turnbull, and Sally Lark

reported to meet the recommended levels of physical activity ( Sun, Norman, & While, 2013 ). Consequently, very few frail older adults are able to exercise conventionally/at the requisite intensities to gain tangible benefit. Whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise presents a safe and effective training tool

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Dong-Sung Choi, Hwang-Jae Lee, Yong-II Shin, Ahee Lee, Hee-Goo Kim, and Yun-Hee Kim

Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been used to increase muscle strength 1 , 2 and muscle activation 3 , 4 and to improve muscle architectural properties, 5 gait ability, 6 and muscle oxygenation. 7 In addition, vibration has shown many positive effects on the human body in rehabilitation and

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Karinna Sonálya Aires da Costa, Daniel Tezoni Borges, Liane de Brito Macedo, Caio Alano de Almeida Lins, and Jamilson Simões Brasileiro

. 3 In this case, the return to functional activity is strongly correlated with the ability of the quadriceps femoris muscles to generate. 3 Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been increasingly used in rehabilitation of these patients. These devices produce constant vibrations creating symmetrical waves

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Dana M. Otzel, Chris J. Hass, Erik A. Wikstrom, Mark D. Bishop, Paul A. Borsa, and Mark D. Tillman

return to preinjury activity levels, not all sensorimotor deficits may be vanquished using these techniques. 2 Whole-body vibration (WBV) could potentially address the neurophysiologic deficits accompanied by CAI including deficits in strength, proprioception, postural control, and reflex activity. WBV

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Bensu Sogut, Habib Ozsoy, Recep Baloglu, and Gulcan Harput

Whole-body vibration (WBV) training is a recent treatment modality to improve neuromuscular control, muscle strength, and power. 7 , 8 Possible mechanisms for enhancing neuromuscular control with WBV are explained by “tonic vibration reflex” and the adaptation of the higher cortex. 9 , 10 It was

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Borja Muniz-Pardos, Alejandro Gómez-Bruton, Ángel Matute-Llorente, Alex González-Agüero, Alba Gómez-Cabello, José A. Casajús, and Germán Vicente-Rodríguez

Whole-body vibration (WBV) is an oscillatory training method widely used in sports centers. 1 This protocol has been described as the sinusoidal oscillations produced by industrial machines which are transmitted to the human body, enhancing the tonic vibration reflex that stimulates reflex muscle

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Seyed Abolfazl Tohidast, Rasool Bagheri, Ziaeddin Safavi-Farokhi, Mohammad Khaleghi Hashemian, and Cyrus Taghizadeh Delkhosh

techniques introduced in the last 2 decades is the use of the whole-body vibration (WBV) to stimulate the proprioceptive receptors, which has been introduced as a neuromuscular exercise device. 16 , 17 Many studies have examined the positive effects of WBV on muscle strength, balance, physiological factors

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Nuttaset Manimmanakorn, Jenny J. Ross, Apiwan Manimmanakorn, Samuel J.E. Lucas, and Michael J. Hamlin


To compare whole-body vibration (WBV) with traditional recovery protocols after a high-intensity training bout.


In a randomized crossover study, 16 athletes performed 6 × 30-s Wingate sprints before completing either an active recovery (10 min of cycling and stretching) or WBV for 10 min in a series of exercises on a vibration platform. Muscle hemodynamics (assessed via near-infrared spectroscopy) were measured before and during exercise and into the 10-min recovery period. Blood lactate concentration, vertical jump, quadriceps strength, flexibility, rating of perceived exertion (RPE), muscle soreness, and performance during a single 30-s Wingate test were assessed at baseline and 30 and 60 min postexercise. A subset of participants (n = 6) completed a 3rd identical trial (1 wk later) using a passive 10-min recovery period (sitting).


There were no clear effects between the recovery protocols for blood lactate concentration, quadriceps strength, jump height, flexibility, RPE, muscle soreness, or single Wingate performance across all measured recovery time points. However, the WBV recovery protocol substantially increased the tissue-oxygenation index compared with the active (11.2% ± 2.4% [mean ± 95% CI], effect size [ES] = 3.1, and –7.3% ± 4.1%, ES = –2.1 for the 10 min postexercise and postrecovery, respectively) and passive recovery conditions (4.1% ± 2.2%, ES = 1.3, 10 min postexercise only).


Although WBV during recovery increased muscle oxygenation, it had little effect in improving subsequent performance compared with a normal active recovery.