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Acute Effects of Vibration Foam Rolling with Light and Moderate Pressure on Blood Pressure and Senior Fitness Test in Older Women

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Department of Physical Therapy, Hung Kuang University, Taichung 433304, Taiwan
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Department of Sport Performance, National Taiwan University of Sport, Taichung 404401, Taiwan
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Department of Orthopedics, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404333, Taiwan
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Department of Exercise Health Science, National Taiwan University of Sport, Taichung 404401, Taiwan
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Department of Leisure Industry Management, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 411030, Taiwan
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Department of Leisure Industry Management and Institute of Project Management, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 411030, Taiwan
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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 06117, USA
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11186; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111186
Received: 15 August 2021 / Revised: 17 October 2021 / Accepted: 21 October 2021 / Published: 25 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sports Medicine and Sports Science)
Vibration foam rolling (VR) can improve flexibility and sports performance. However, blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR) and senior fitness test (SFT) responses induced by an acute VR session in older women are currently unknown. Fifteen healthy women (72.90 ± 4.32 years) completed three separated randomly sequenced experimental visits. During each visit, they started with a warm-up protocol (general warm up (GW): walking + static stretching (SS), SS + VR with light pressure (VRL), or SS + VR with moderate pressure (VRM)), and completed BP, HR, SFT measurements. The systolic BP increased significantly after all three warm up protocols (p < 0.05). Both VRL and VRM protocols induced statistically significant improvements (effect size range: 0.3–1.04, p < 0.05) in the senior fitness test (back scratch, 30 s chair stand, 30 s arm curl, and 8 foot up and go), as compared to the GW. In addition, the VRM showed greater improvement for the 2 min step test when comparing with the VRL. Therefore, including VR in a warm-up protocol can result in superior SFT performance enhancement than the GW does in healthy older women. View Full-Text
Keywords: warm up; stretching; arterial pressure; flexibility; strength warm up; stretching; arterial pressure; flexibility; strength
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Yang, W.-C.; Chen, C.-H.; Chu, L.-P.; Chiu, C.-H.; Hsu, C.-H.; Yu, K.-W.; Ye, X. Acute Effects of Vibration Foam Rolling with Light and Moderate Pressure on Blood Pressure and Senior Fitness Test in Older Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 11186. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111186

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Yang W-C, Chen C-H, Chu L-P, Chiu C-H, Hsu C-H, Yu K-W, Ye X. Acute Effects of Vibration Foam Rolling with Light and Moderate Pressure on Blood Pressure and Senior Fitness Test in Older Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(21):11186. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111186

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Yang, Wen-Chieh, Che-Hsiu Chen, Lee-Ping Chu, Chih-Hui Chiu, Chin-Hsien Hsu, Kai-Wei Yu, and Xin Ye. 2021. "Acute Effects of Vibration Foam Rolling with Light and Moderate Pressure on Blood Pressure and Senior Fitness Test in Older Women" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 21: 11186. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111186

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