Whole Body Vibration for Athletes: An Evidence Informed Review
Dr. Saurabh Sharma,
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is a well-known modality which is increasingly being used by athletes to improve their conditioning levels. Muscle strength and power are major health related fitness components that contribute to marked success in athletic events. Recently, this exercise modality has been utilised by number of researches to investigate its role and efficacy in muscular conditioning. Muscle strength and power have been found to significantly increase when WBV is added to the conventional exercise program but the mechanism by which this strength and power increases has not been well documented. The present review aimed to highlight the impact of WBV on muscle strength, power, muscle activity, and the mechanism by which these gains occur in athletic populations.