Purpose: We investigated the effect of vibration at various frequencies on serratus anterior (SA) muscle activity.
Subjects: Ten male subjects were recruited.
Methods: The subjects performed the push-up plus exercise supported by straps above the surface and vertical ropes in the Redcord sling. During the push-up plus, vibrations of 0, 30, 50, or 90 Hz were applied to the Redcord sling using a mechanical vibration apparatus attached to the rope. SA muscle activity was recorded using electromyography.
Results: SA muscle activity at the 50 Hz vibration frequency was significantly higher than that of no vibration.
Conclusion: Performing the push-up plus using a Redcord sling with mechanical vibration of 50 Hz effectively increased SA muscle activity
Key words: Mechanical vibration; Push-up plus; Serratus anterior