Effects of 6 weeks of periodized squat training with or without whole-body vibration on short-term adaptations in jump performance within recreationally resistance trained men
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a 6 week squat training with and without vibration on jump performance in recreationally resistance trained men. 36 men participated in this study. One of the three groups added the Power Plate® machine intervention within their squat training. All groups improved in jump performance after 6 weeks of training. A significant difference was seen between the Power Plate group and the squat training group in 20kg squat jump, where the Power Plate group performed better.Conclusion:
The use of the Power Plate machine alongside conventional squat training seems to facilitate the maximal mean power in jump performance, although this was only significant in the 20kg squat jump.
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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research/ Vol 22(6), pp: 1882-1893. 2008 Authors: Hugh S. Lamont, Joel T. Cramer, Debra A. Bemben, Randa L. Shehab, Mark A. Anderson, and Michael G. Bemben Affiliations: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma