Whole body vibration induced increase in leg muscle activity during different squat exercises
This study analyzed leg muscle activity during Whole Body Vibration training. Subjects performed standard unloaded exercises on a Power Plate machine. The exercises were performed in two conditions: with Whole Body Vibration and without.Conclusion:
Whole Body Vibration resulted in an increased activation of the leg muscles. During Whole Body Vibration, leg muscle activity varied between 12.6 and 82.4% of MVC values.
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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20(1), 124–129 , 2006 Authors: Machteld Roelants, Sabine M.P. Verschueren, Christophe Delecluse, Oron Levin, and Valre Stijnen Affiliations: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Laboratory and Laboratory of Motor Control, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Department of Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.