[The influence of vibration training in combination with general magnetotherapy on dynamics of performance efficiency in athletes]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2010 Sep-Oct:(5):24-7.
[Article in Russian]


The objective of this study was to evaluate effects of a combined treatment including vibrostimulation and magnetotherapy on the working capacity of athletes. Participants of the study were 8 male judo wrestlers. It was shown that implementation of a specialized training program comprising seances of vibration loading and general magnetotherapy 40 and 60 min in duration respectively during 3 consecutive days produced marked beneficial effect on the hormonal status of the athletes. Specifically, the three-day long treatment resulted in a significant increase of blood cortisol and testosterone levels considered to be an objective sign of improved performance parameters in athletes engaged in strength and speed sports. The optimal length of vibration training during 3 days of specialized training is estimated at 20 to 40 minutes supplemented by general magnetotherapy for 60 minutes.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Athletes*
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / blood
  • Magnetic Field Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Testosterone / blood
  • Time Factors
  • Vibration / therapeutic use*
  • Wrestling*


  • Testosterone
  • Hydrocortisone