Effects of a 6-week periodized squat training with or without whole-body vibration upon short-term adaptations in squat strength and body composition
The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of the Power Plate® machine, with the aim to potentiate and to look at the chronic adaptations in squat strength and body composition compared to no squatting and squatting without vibration. 36 recreational weight trained men participated in this study. Both the Power Plate and non vibration groups showed a significant increase in squat strength after 6 weeks. The Power Plate group showed a significant increase in total lean body mass compared to the control group.Conclusion:
Practical trends were seen favoring short term neuromuscular adaptations for the Power Plate group during the first 3 weeks of the training. The Power Plate group showed a significant increase in total lean body mass.
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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011 Authors: Hugh S. Lamont, Joel T. Cramer, Debra A. Bemben, Randa L. Shehab, Mark A. Anderson, and Michael G. Bemben Affiliations: Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi; Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; 3Department of Industrial Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and 4Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma