International Journal of Exercise Science 7(1) : 33-44, 2014. The purpose of this study was to compare three types of recovery methods: control (CON), lower-body vibration (LBV) and upper-body vibration (UBV) on upper-body performance, perceived recovery, and muscle soreness. Eight physically active male volunteers participated in the study. In a crossover study design, participants completed three sets of push-ups to fatigue, a given recovery treatment, and two upper-body Wingate Anaerobic Tests to assess peak and mean anaerobic power. Rating of perceived exertion (RPE), and heart rate (HR) were measured after fatiguing exercise, the recovery treatment and maximal performance test. In Wingate 1, no significant mean differences (p > 0.05) were found among CON, LBV, or UBV in peak power (560 ± 121, 594 ± 116, and 588 ± 109 W, respectively), mean power, or fatigue index. In Wingate 2, no significant mean differences (p > 0.05) were found among CON, LBV, or UBV in peak power (570 ± 151, 557 ± 71, and 564 ± 120 W, respectively), mean power, or fatigue index. In addition, no significant mean difference (p > 0.05) was observed in perceived recovery and muscle soreness (p > 0.05). In conclusion, findings of the present study suggest no psychological or physiological benefits using LBV and UBV as a recovery modality.
Nepocatych, Svetlana; Balilionis, Gytis; and Bishop, Phillip A.
"Effect of Upper- and Lower-Body Vibration on Recovery, Muscle Soreness and Performance,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 7
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