Journal article

Whole-Body Vibration Stimulates Microvascular Blood Flow in Skeletal Muscle

Andrew C Betik, Lewan Parker, Gunveen Kaur, Glenn D Wadley, Michelle A Keske

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021


PURPOSE: Whole-body vibration (WBV) therapy has been reported to potentially act as an exercise mimetic by improving muscle function and exercise capacity in a variety of healthy and clinical populations. Considering the important role that microvascular blood flow plays in muscle metabolism and exercise capacity, we investigated the muscle microvascular responses of acute WBV to knee extension exercise (KEX) in healthy individuals. METHODS: Eleven healthy adults (age: 33 ± 2 yr; body mass index: 23.6 ± 1.1 kg·m-2) underwent 3 min of WBV, or 3 min of KEX at 25% of one-repetition maximum, in a randomized order separated by a minimum of 72 h. Femoral arterial blood flow was measured via Dopple..

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