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TPT
05-02-2009, 04:30 PM
here's the link to an interesting paper.
http://power-plate.co.jp/technology/pdfs/PP_ronnestad_NSCA_squats.pdf


COMPARING THE PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING


EFFECTS OF SQUATS ON A VIBRATION PLATFORM



WITH CONVENTIONAL SQUATS IN RECREATIONALLY



RESISTANCE-TRAINED MEN


BENT R. RøNNESTAD

ABSTRACT.


Rønnestad, B.R. Comparing the performance-enhancing

effects of squats on a vibration platform with conventional
squats in recreationally resistance-trained men.


J.Strength Cond. Res. 18(4):000-000. 2004.

—The purpose of this

investigation was to compare the performance-enhancing effects
of squats on a vibration platform with conventional squats in
recreationally resistance-trained men. The subjects were 14 recreationally
resistance-trained men (age, 21–40 years) and the
intervention period consisted of 5 weeks. After the initial testing,
subjects were randomly assigned to either the ‘‘squat whole
body vibration’’ (SWBV) group (


n 5 7), which performed squats

on a vibration platform on a Smith Machine, or the ‘‘squat’’(S)
group (


n 5 7), which performed conventional squats with no vibrations

on a Smith Machine. Testing was performed at the beginning
and the end of the study and consisted of 1 repetition
maximum (1RM) in squat and maximum jump height in countermovement
jump (CMJ). A modified daily undulating periodization
program was used during the intervention period in both
groups. Both groups trained at the same percentage of 1RM in
squats (6–10RM). After the intervention, CMJ performance increased
significantly only in the SWBV (


p , 0.01), but there was

no significant difference between groups in relative jump height
increase (


p 5 0.088). Both groups showed significant increases

in 1RM performance in squats (


p , 0.01). Although there was a

trend toward a greater relative strength increase in the SWBV
group, it did not reach a significant level. In conclusion, the preliminary
results of this study point toward a tendency of superiority
of squats performed on a vibration platform compared
with squats without vibrations regarding maximal strength and
explosive power as long as the external load is similar in recreationally
resistance-trained men.



meanwhile, many other papers have since come out. what do you all think? let's run out and find some get on some vibration platforms?! lol.

GENESIS
05-02-2009, 04:33 PM
ive done them on a BOSU ball or something spelld like that. its pretty much a medicine ball that is cut and half and has a hard bottom. i flip it over and do it on the solid base while the unstable part is left whobbling on the ground. very humbling exercize

Dr Pangloss
05-02-2009, 04:40 PM
A vibrator will add to just about any experience.

TPT
05-02-2009, 04:46 PM
ive done them on a BOSU ball or something spelld like that. its pretty much a medicine ball that is cut and half and has a hard bottom. i flip it over and do it on the solid base while the unstable part is left whobbling on the ground. very humbling exercize


lol. humbling for sure. and you must be speaking of a stability ball. check the thread on swiss balls.

but, a pic of the vibration platform is in this paper. http://power-plate.co.jp/technology/pdfs/PP_ronnestad_NSCA_squats.pdf

TPT
05-02-2009, 04:49 PM
A vibrator will add to just about any experience.


lol. not a vibrator but a vibration platform.

Suzy Brown
05-02-2009, 04:55 PM
sounding so dirty...

TPT
05-02-2009, 05:02 PM
sounding so dirty...


ohh suave... ; )