Influence of vibration on delayed onset of muscle soreness following eccentric exercise

Bakhtiary, A.H., Safavi-Farokhi, Z. & Aminian-Far, A.

This study considered whether the use of Vibration Training improved muscle performance by preventing or controlling Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) – the phenomenon of experiencing muscular pain some time after exercise.>Vibration Training is an emerging therapy within the sports world, and this study considered fifty non-athletic volunteers who were split into two groups – one group received vibration at 50Hz to the left and right legs for 1 minute, and the second group did not receive this treatment.Both groups then exercised on a treadmill at levels which would be expected to cause DOMS. The study found that the participants who received Vibration Training beforehand had significantly less DOMS than the group who did not receive this intervention.  This is an area which may prove to be interesting with regards to fatigue and muscle soreness following exercise.

British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007, 41, 145-148.

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