Whole body vibration induced increase in leg muscle activity during different squat exercises


Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20(1), 124–129 , 2006


This study analyzed leg muscle activity during Whole Body Vibration training. Subjects performed standard unloaded exercises on a Power Plate machine. The exercises were performed in two conditions: with Whole Body Vibration and without.

Conclusion: Whole Body Vibration resulted in an increased activation of the leg muscles. During Whole Body Vibration, leg muscle activity varied between 12.6 and 82.4% of MVC values.