Studies that demonstrate the Benefits of Whole Body Vibration

Studies that demonstrate the Benefits of Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

Body Weight Management and Fitness Performance

Study: Vibration Exercise Slows Weight Gain

Oregon State University

Published: International Journal of Obesity

International Journal of Obesity (2008) 32, 1348–1354; doi:10.1038/ijo.2008.111; published online 29 July 2008



Study: Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance

American College of Sports Medicine

Accepted for Publication: April 2002

DOI: 10.1249/01.MSSS.0000027713.51345.AE


Results: 8.5% mean increase in the jump height of young healthy adults



Study: Acute and residual effects of vibratory stimulation on explosive strength in elite and amateur athletes

Journal of Sports Medicine

Date: March 17, 1999



Results: The increase in explosive strength exertion attributed to vibratory stimulation was 30.1 and 29.8 W (10.4% and 10.2%) for maximal and mean power respectively in the elite group, and 20.0 and 25.9 W (7.9% and 10.7%) respectively in the amateur athletes. Vibratory stimulation resulted in an insignificant residual effect.



Study: The effects of vibration on human performance and hormonal profile

Author: Marco Cardinale

Semmelweis University Doctoral School, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 2002


Results: These findings suggest that vibration could represent an effective exercise intervention for enhancing neuromuscular performance in athletes. However, it seems appropriate to consider other applications to the general population. We are convinced that vibration could be an effective exercise intervention for reducing the effects of aging on musculoskeletal structures. The potential influence of vibration on hormonal activity also opens interesting perspectives for its application in training and rehabilitation programs for different pathologies.