Lindsay, Keston G., David L. Nichols, Ronald W. Davis, and David D. Marshall. 2018. "The Effect of Whole-Body Vibration on Lower-Body Resistance Detraining in College-Age Women." Research Quarterly For Exercise & Sport 89, no. 1: 57-65. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2017.1401210.
This study explored the effect of whole-body vibration (WBV) using accelerations of 2.56 "g" to 7.68 "g" on lower-body detraining. Methods: All participants (N = 20) were trained using a lower-body resistance-training program for 30 min twice per week from Week 0 to Week 6. At the end of the program, they were randomly assigned to a control group that performed no further training or a WBV group that performed a progressive static WBV program. Data for the 5-repetition-maximum (5RM) squat and extensors and flexors of the knee and ankle were collected at Weeks 0, 6, 8, 10, and 12 for all participants. Results: Two-way (condition vs. time) analysis of variance revealed that although the WBV group maintained strength in the 5RM from Week 6 through Week 8 and the control group had a lower 5RM in Week 8 from Week 6, no differences in the 5RM squat existed between the groups at Week 8. Two-way factorial multivariate analysis of variance revealed no differences between the groups at any of the time for torque of knee flexion, dorsiflexion, or plantar flexion. Conclusion: Static WBV of 2.56 "g" to 7.68 "g" did not attenuate detraining of the flexors and extensors of the knee and ankle.