Effect of 6-week of Whole Body Vibration Training on total and segmental body composition in healthy young adults
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Autor/esEsteban, P.; Martínez, F.; Mendizábal, S.; Rubio Arias, Jacobo Ángel; Ramos Campo, Domingo Jesús; [et al.]
Disciplina/sActividad Física y Deporte
Whole body vibration
The applied use of new technologies to enhance performance and improve health has been increasing. Initially, whole body vibration training (WBVT) was used as system to improve elite athlete performance. However, this is also used to improve body composition, especially there is a great attention on the effectiveness of WBVT to reduce fat and body weight, with a potential increase in muscle tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a 6-week vibration-training program on total and segmental body composition in a group of physically healthy participants. The final study sample included 64 healthy young adults. Subjects were randomly allocated into the control group (CG: n = 26; 16 males and 10 females) and the experimental group (EGWBVT: n = 38; 19 males and 19 females). The program lasted six weeks with a frequency of three sessions per week and each session varied in intensity. There were not found statistically significant differences in any of the body compositi...