Effects of 8-Week Intermittent Whole Body Vibration Combined with Sub-Maximal Resistance Training on Strength Capacities in Health-Related Training of Young Females
Jerzy Eider1, Viktor Mishchenko2, Tomasz Tomiak2, Stanislaw Sawczyn2, Tatyana Kuehne3, Mariusz Zasada4
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1University of Szczecin, al. Piastów 40B, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
2Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Kazimierza Górskiego 1, 80-336 Gdańsk, Poland
3New Life Balance GMBH, Roesrath, Totila 8, 44803 Bochum, Germany
4Kazimierz Wielki University Bydgoszcz, Chodkiewicza 30, 85-064 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2011;20(6):1453–1464
The authors recently were shown some positive effects of controlled whole body vibration (WBV) as an exercise modality. The purpose of the present study consists of revealing chronic effects (8 weeks) of intermittent whole body rotation vibration combined with sub-maximal static and dynamic resistance physical exercises on strength capacities of young females in health-related training. Thirty-seven healthy females 20- 25 years old were randomized into two groups (experimental and control). Results showed the positive effects of dose using rotation whole body vibration in sub-maximal resistance physical exercises upon some characteristics of isometric, isokinetic strength, jumping power, and strength endurance for 24 sessions of training.
The 8-week program of young female sub-maximal resistance training combined with intermittent WBV appeared more efficient than the same content of conventional resistance training without WBV. Increasing strength capacities took place first of all during the first 4 weeks of training and was more essential in hand isokinetic and in isokinetic leg and jumping capacities than in isometric leg strengths. There was no significant increase of strength endurance in vibration group in comparison with the conventional training group.