Author: Theodorou AA1, Gerodimos V2, Karatrantou K2, Paschalis V1, Chanou K2, Jamurtas AZ2, Nikolaidis MG3.
Affiliation: 1Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece. ; Department of Health Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece. 3Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at Serres, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres, Greece.
Conference/Journal: J Hum Kinet.
Date published: 2015 Jul 10
Other: Volume ID: 46 , Pages: 107-18 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1515/hukin-2015-0039 , Word Count: 220
Whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise is an alternative, popular and easy exercise that can be followed by general public. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of acute and chronic WBV exercise on health-related parameters. Twenty-eight women were allocated into a control group (n=11, mean ±SEM: age, 43.5 ±1.5 yr; body mass, 66.1 ±3.1 kg; height, 160.6 ±1.5 cm) and a vibration group (n=17, mean ±SEM: age, 44.0 ±1.0 yr; body mass, 67.1 ±2.2 kg; height, 162.5 ±1.5 cm). After baseline assessments, participants of the experimental group performed WBV training 3 times/week for 8 weeks. Before and after the chronic WBV exercise, the participants of the vibration group performed one session of acute WBV exercise. Blood chemistry measurements (hematology, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, C-reactive protein, glucose, insulin, triacylglycerols, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein A1, apolipoprotein B and lipoprotein, thiobarbituric-acid reactive substances, protein carbonyls, total antioxidant capacity, uric acid, albumin and bilirubin) were assessed pre-exercise and post-exercise at the first and eighth week of WBV exercise in both control and vibration groups. The results failed to support any effect of both acute and chronic WBV exercise on biochemical health-related parameters. However, it seems that WBV exercise is a safe way of training without a negative impact on muscle and liver functionality.
exercise; lipid profile; muscle damage; redox status; training; vibration