Does vibration training work in athletes?

The Introduction

vibroFor those of us that follow the latest trends in the health and fitness industry, there has been a lot of hype around lately about vibration platforms. Many studies have shown increases in strength and power in untrained and/or older people but very few studies have examined the effects of vibration training in athletes. Vibration causes an increase in the g-forces acting on the muscles, increasing the loading of muscles when exercises are done while on a vibrating platform. Increased loading should aid muscle hypertrophy (enlargement), and some authors have suggested that vibration may enhance neuromuscular potentiation (nervous system input to strength and power).

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