Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if whole body vibration effects strength gains in the bench press, the back squat, and the power clean in division 1 football players. Thirty-one NCAA Division 1 male football players volunteered for this study and were randomly assigned to a control group (C=16) or one of two vibration groups (V1=7, V2=8). Subjects followed the training program for eight weeks. A pre-test, mid-test, and post-test one repetition max was measured at 0, 4, and 8 weeks for the bench press, the back squat, and the power clean. A 3x3 factorial ANOVA revealed varied results between the three lifts performed. In the bench press, there were no significant differences in strength gains between the three training groups (F=.616, p=.547). In addition, there was no significant interaction (F=1.05, p=3.74). There were significant differences between trials in the bench press in strength gains (F=7.570, p=.006). In the back squat, there were no significant differences in strength gains between the three training groups (F=.847, p=.440). In addition, there were no significant differences in interaction (F=1.734, p=1.83). There were significant differences between trials in the back squat in strength gains (F=17.111, p<.001). In the power clean, there were no significant differences in strength gains between the three training groups (F=.666, p=.522). In addition, there were no significant differences in interaction (F=.113, p=.912). There were significant differences between trials in the power clean in strength gains (F2=26.249, p<.001). While all groups registered significant strength gains over trials, there were no significant differences in strength gains between any of the three treatment groups or any of the three dependant variables. It was concluded that whole body vibration does not enhance strength gains in division I football players.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences

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Date Submitted

2010-12-06

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4123

Keywords

whole body vibration, football, strength gains

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