The acute effect of whole-body low-frequency vibration on countermovement vertical jump performance in college-aged men
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of an acute Power Plate® machine bout on jump performance. 21 male college students participated in this study. The average power in a countermovement jump was significant higher in the 3∗10 seconds 50Hz High condition (C4) compared with the 30 second 30Hz High (C1) and the 30 second 50Hz High condition (C3).Conclusion:
Power Plate applied intermittently using 50Hz appears to be more effective than other protocols using 30 and 50Hz when looking at jump performance. The results of this study also suggest that the higher the frequency the bigger the post activation potentation (PAP) effect for a 30 second protocol.
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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2010 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, University, Mississippi; Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma