What is the Relevance of Whole Body Vibration Exercise for Tactical Athletes?

Research Paper Title

Relevance of Whole Body Vibration Exercise in Sport: A Short Review with Soccer, Diver and Combat Sport.

Background

Whole body vibration exercise (WBVE) has been used as a safe and accessible exercise and important reviews have been published about the use of this exercise to manage diseases and to improve physical conditions of athletes The aim of this paper was to highlight the relevance of WBVE to soccer players, divers and combat athletes.

Methods

This study was made through a systematic review of publications involving WBVE and the selected sports in two databases (Pubmed and PEDRo).

Results

It were identified 10 studies involving WBVE and sports (6 of soccer, 2 of diving and 2 of sport combat) with 156 subjects (80 soccer players, 32 divers and 44 combat athletes), with age from 17 to 44 years old.

Conclusions

The use of WBVE has proven to be a safe and useful strategy to improve the physical conditions of players of different sports. These findings may have clinical relevance and should be considered as a strategy to be used to try improve the physical conditions of players.

Reference

Morel, D.S., Dionello, C., Moreira-Marconi, E., Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto, S., Paineiras-Domingos, L.L., Souza, P.L., Sá-Caputo, D., Dias, G., Figueiredo, C., Carmo, R.C.R., Paiva, P., Sousa-Gonçalves, C.R., Kütter, C.R., Guedes-Aguiar, E., Cloak, R. & Bernardo-Filho, M. (2017) Relevance of Whole Body Vibration Exercise in Sport: A Short Review with Soccer, Diver and Combat Sport. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 14(4 Suppl), pp.19–27. Published online 2017 Jul 7. doi: 10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.3.

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