The use of vibration as an exercise intervention

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2003 Jan;31(1):3-7. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200301000-00002.


The use of vibration as a means for enhancing athletic performance is a recent issue in exercise physiology. Current evidence suggests that vibration is effective in enhancing strength and the power capacity of humans, although the mechanisms mediating this effect are unknown.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Exercise Tolerance
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Vibration*