Vibration Platforms

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Why do vibration platforms get such a bad rap? There’s a growing list of research evidence to suggest that they can be a valuable tool to enhance strength, flexibility, and power output yet all I hear about in the coaching community is mocking. I know uber-coach Randy Huntington used one while he was the coach at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. I realize they are costly, and I know they’re no replacement for a heavy weight set and a track but why deny, insult, and mock a tool that could be very helpful? Granted, some of the proposed uses are ridiculous but there seems to be no doubt they can extraordinrary affects on the neuromuscular system. I mean, even if it is costly, so is an Olympic weight set, so is massage therapy, so is installation of a 400m mondo track….we don’t mock those just because we can’t own it?
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Mike Young

Mike Young

Founder of ELITETRACK at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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