In 2015, the journal Biology of Sport published the results of a study that asked male and female springboard divers to perform an exercise routine with low vibration frequency, high vibration frequency or no vibration. Measurements were taken to determine changes in flexibility and explosive vertical jump height after the exercise session. The results of this study showed the following:
- Flexibility and explosive leg strength were greatest in groups utilizing the vibration plate.
- Improved leg strength was still in effect 15 minutes after the workout.
- The divers who didn’t incorporate vibration in their workout experienced a decrease in explosive leg strength 15 minutes after their workout.
These results have been matched by other studies focused on athletes in different sports.
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