Journal article

Whole-body vibration dosage alters leg blood flow

Noel Lythgo, Prisca Eser, Patricia de Groot, Mary Galea

CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL IMAGING | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

The effect of whole-body vibration dosage on leg blood flow was investigated. Nine healthy young adult males completed a set of 14 random vibration and non-vibration exercise bouts whilst squatting on a Galileo 900 plate. Six vibration frequencies ranging from 5 to 30 Hz (5 Hz increments) were used in combination with a 2.5 mm and 4.5 mm amplitude to produce twelve 1-min vibration bouts. Subjects also completed two 1-min bouts where no vibration was applied. Systolic and diastolic diameters of the common femoral artery and blood cell velocity were measured by an echo Doppler ultrasound in a standing or rest condition prior to the bouts and during and after each bout. Repeated measures MANOVA..

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