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Small and inconsistent effects of whole body vibration on athletic performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, June 2015
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Title
Small and inconsistent effects of whole body vibration on athletic performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, June 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00421-015-3194-9
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Tibor Hortobágyi, Melanie Lesinski, Miguel Fernandez-del-Olmo, Urs Granacher

Abstract

We quantified the acute and chronic effects of whole body vibration on athletic performance or its proxy measures in competitive and/or elite athletes. Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Whole body vibration combined with exercise had an overall 0.3 % acute effect on maximal voluntary leg force (-6.4 %, effect size = -0.43, 1 study), leg power (4.7 %, weighted mean effect size = 0.30, 6 studies), flexibility (4.6 %, effect size = -0.12 to 0.22, 2 studies), and athletic performance (-1.9 %, weighted mean effect size = 0.26, 6 studies) in 191 (103 male, 88 female) athletes representing eight sports (overall effect size = 0.28). Whole body vibration combined with exercise had an overall 10.2 % chronic effect on maximal voluntary leg force (14.6 %, weighted mean effect size = 0.44, 5 studies), leg power (10.7 %, weighted mean effect size = 0.42, 9 studies), flexibility (16.5 %, effect size = 0.57 to 0.61, 2 studies), and athletic performance (-1.2 %, weighted mean effect size = 0.45, 5 studies) in 437 (169 male, 268 female) athletes (overall effect size = 0.44). Whole body vibration has small and inconsistent acute and chronic effects on athletic performance in competitive and/or elite athletes. These findings lead to the hypothesis that neuromuscular adaptive processes following whole body vibration are not specific enough to enhance athletic performance. Thus, other types of exercise programs (e.g., resistance training) are recommended if the goal is to improve athletic performance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Norway 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 64 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 27%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Unspecified 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 18 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 29 43%
Unspecified 13 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 10%
Engineering 5 7%
Neuroscience 4 6%
Other 9 13%

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