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Br J Sports Med. 2005 Sep;39(9):585-9; discussion 589.

Whole body vibration exercise: are vibrations good for you?

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College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK. m.cardinale@abdn.ac.uk

Abstract

Whole body vibration has been recently proposed as an exercise intervention because of its potential for increasing force generating capacity in the lower limbs. Its recent popularity is due to the combined effects on the neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems. Preliminary results seem to recommend vibration exercise as a therapeutic approach for sarcopenia and possibly osteoporosis. This review analyses state of the art whole body vibration exercise techniques, suggesting reasons why vibration may be an effective stimulus for human muscles and providing the rationale for future studies.

PMID:
16118292
PMCID:
PMC1725325
DOI:
10.1136/bjsm.2005.016857
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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