Optimal frequency, displacement, duration, and recovery patterns to maximize power output following acute whole-body vibration
Abstract:The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 8 different Power Plate settings on the power output in counter movement jumps. 20 untrained individuals participated in this study. The greatest increases in peak power were seen in the low displacement, low frequency conditions and in the high displacement, high frequency conditions.Conclusion:The results of this study indicate that Power Plate can be used as pre-competition or pre-training warm-up. It should be used combining high displacement with high frequencies or low displacement with low frequencies.
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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Vol. 23(1), pp: 237-245. 2009 Authors: Jessica B. Adams, David Edwards, Daniel Serviette, Abby M. Bedient, Emy Huntsman, Kevin A. Jacobs, Gianluca Del Rossi, Bernard A. Roos, and Joseph F. Signorile Affiliations: University of Miami Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Coral Gables, Florida; Kean University Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Health, Union, New Jersey; Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida; and Departments of Medicine and Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida