Neuromuscular response to whole body vibration treatment during static and dynamic squat exercises

M. Cesarelli, F. Di Iorio, P. Bifulco, F. Clemente, A. Fratini, M. Ruffo

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Abstract

The impact of whole body vibrations (vibration stimulus mechanically transferred to the body) on muscular activity and neuromuscular response has been widely studied but without standard protocol and by using different kinds of exercises and parameters. In this study, we investigated how whole body vibration treatments affect electromyographic signal of rectus femoris during static and dynamic squat exercises. The aim was the identification of squat exercise characteristics useful to maximize neuromuscular activation and hence progress in training efficacy. Fourteen healthy volunteers performed both static and dynamic squat exercises without and with vibration treatments. Surface electromyographic signals of rectus femoris were recorded during the whole exercise and processed to reduce artifacts and to extract root mean square values. Paired t-test results demonstrated an increase of the root mean square values (p

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeMeA 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings
Pages167-170
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2012 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 18 2012May 19 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2012
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/18/125/19/12

Keywords

  • EMG
  • rectus femoris
  • whole body vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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