Gastrocnemius Medialis and Vastus Lateralis Oxygenation during Whole-Body Vibration Exercise

2007 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise  
The effects of whole body vibration (WBV) on EM G timing, frequency and amplitude have previously been studied, however to best of the authors knowledge there have been no studies on the effect of WBV on the conduction velocity of myoelectrical signals. Muscle fibre conduction velocity, EM G frequency and amplitude of the vastus lateralis were therefore assessed in twelve male participants (1.81 +/-0.1 m, 82.2 +/ -10.7 kg, 25.4 +/-4.0 years) at the start and end of partial static squats, both
more » ... atic squats, both with and without WBV (40 Hz 1.9 mm vertical d isplacement). Significant differences were found in the median frequencies, but not in the conduction velocity or signal amplitude. The observed changes are indicative of whole body vibration increasing the vastus lateralis muscle activity but not to a level indicat ive of physiological fat igue. These observations are of use to exercise and rehabilitation practit ioners considering the use of vibration in exercise protocols.
doi:10.1249/mss.0b013e31803084d8 pmid:17414808 fatcat:w26u7kqpszgyrkb2jndkjszwr4