Whole-Body Vibration to Enhance Skeletal Muscle Performance and Flexibility in Healthy Adults: A Narrative Review

SUMMARY Background. Flexibility and muscular performance assist in maintaining posture, encourage effective movement, prevent improper body alignment, maintain proper muscle length and balance, and also lower the chance of injury. The neuromuscular training technique known as whole-body vibration (WBV) has recently gained favor in health and fitness facilities. WBV has long been utilized as a … Continued

Foam Rolling is not Superior to dynamic Stretching in Augmenting Muscle Strength and Physical Performance Markers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

SUMMARY Background. Dynamic stretching (DS) and foam rolling (FR) are frequently being used as warm-up to improve bio-motor ability. The review aimed to compare the acute effects (immediate and five minutes post-intervention) of DS and FR on flexibility, jump height, and muscular strength in the athletic and physically active population. Methods. Electronic databases (Medline/PubMed, Web … Continued

The Immediate Effect of Muscle Energy Technique and Whole Body Vibration on Hamstring Muscle Flexibility and Stiffness in Healthy Young Females

SUMMARY Background. High prevalence of hamstring injury is attributable to the lack of efficient flexibility, and different methods are suggested for increasing its flexibility. Therefore, the present study investigated two methods in healthy young females, Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Whole Body Vibration (WBV) on flexibility and Hamstring Muscle Stiffness. Materials and methods. Fifty-six young … Continued

The Relationship between Active and Passive Flexibility of the Knee Flexors

SUMMARY Background. Hamstrings flexibility measurements are of both, research and clinical relevance for evaluation of the training progression, prognosis of acute hamstrings injuries and monitoring recovery from such injuries. The active knee extension test and the passive knee extension test are widely used for hamstrings flexibility evaluation. However, they are based on different neurophysiological mechanisms. Objective. The aim of this … Continued