The Effects of Vibration During Maximal Graded Cycling Exercise: A Pilot Study

Davide Filingeri, Monèm Jemni, Antonino Bianco, Edzard Zeinstra, Alfonso Jimenez

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Whole Body Vibration training is studied and used in different areas, related to sport performance and rehabilitation. However, few studies have investigated the effects of Vibration (Vib) exposure on aerobic performance through the application of this concept to cycling exercise. A specifically designed vibrat-ing cycloergometer, the powerBIKE TM , was used to compare the effects of Vib cycling exercise and normal cycling on dif-ferent physiological parameters during maximal graded exer-cise test. Twelve recreationally active male adults (25 ± 4.8 yrs; 181.33 ± 5.47 cm; 80.66 ± 11.91 kg) performed two maximal incremental cycling tests with and without Vib in a block-randomized order. The protocol consisted of a 4 min warm up at 70 rev·min -1 followed by incremental steps of 3 min each. Cycling cadence was increased at each step by 10 rev·min -1 until participants reached their volitional exhaustion. Respira-tory gases (VO 2 , VCO 2), Heart Rate, Blood Lactate and RPE were collected during the test. Paired t-tests and Correlation Coefficients were used for statistical analysis. A significantly greater (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-429
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of sports science & medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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