<italic /> <bold>Background: </bold>The aim of the study was to determine additional effects of 8 weeks’ whole bodyrotation vibration combined with a fitness exercise program of health-related trainingon chosen motor coordination abilities and flexibility in young females.
<bold>Material/Methods: </bold>Thirty-seven young females aged 20-25 (students) voluntarily participated in thestudy. The training program included 24 training sessions which were performed overthe course of 8 weeks (3 sessions a week) and was based on basic principles ofhealth-related protocols. The program of sessions was performed by subjects of theexperimental group with a working whole body vibration platform (20 Hz), whereasthose of the control group performed the same exercises with a non-working(placebo) vibration platform. Chosen motor coordination abilities (body balance,reproducing of strength and whole body rotation angle) and flexibility (active andpassive) were measured at the 4th and the 8th week.
<bold>Results: </bold>This study showed additional effects of concomitant whole body vibration andphysical exercises for 24 sessions of training (40-50 min). A significant increase insome values of the motor coordination ability (body balance, reproduction of strengthand angle in rotation) and hip active and passive flexibility was shown in theexperimental group vs. the control one.
<bold>Conclusions: </bold>The results indicate that chronic rotation whole-body vibration, as an accompanyingimpact to a fitness exercise program, has additional positive effects on coordinationand flexibility in young females.
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