Influence of Whole-Body Vibration on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Drennen, Cecilia (2014) Influence of Whole-Body Vibration on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of John C. Garner from Exercise Science, The University of Mississippi.

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Exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) results in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Whole body vibration (WBV) may be a method that can be implemented to allow a subject suffering from DOMS to recover more quickly. The purpose of this study was to determine if WBV aids in managing symptoms of EIMD over a recovery period of 72 hours and to determine the effects of WBV on jumping performance following exercise-induced muscle damage. Measurements of performance like vertical jump height, peak-Z force, and pain pressure threshold were recorded. Twenty-seven recreationally trained females participated, and were damaged by performance of the eccentric portion of split squats. WBV was found to not be effective in the pain management of DOMS. Further research should be conducted, as literature shows some support for the management of DOMS symptoms via WBV. Inappropriate methodology for damage may have occurred in this study, damaging the subjects too much for WBV to be effective.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Drennen, Cecilia
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Biology
Thesis Advisor: John C. Garner
Thesis Advisor's Department: Exercise Science
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Depositing User: Cecilia Drennen
Date Deposited: 01 May 2014 16:07
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 16:07

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