p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Günseli Usgu1, İnci Yüksel2

1Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Türkiye
2Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Doğu Akdeniz University, Gazimağusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Keywords: Plyometric exercise, physical fitness, whole-body vibration


Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) with plyometric training on physical performance parameters and balance in basketball players.

Materials and Methods: Professional basketball players (n=24, age 23.2±6.1 years) were randomly allocated to plyometric training (PT) and plyometric training with WBV (PT+WBV) groups (n=12 each). PT and PT+WBV groups received the same plyometric training program on a whole-body vibration platform for six weeks (two days a week) with routine basketball training. WBV was turned off for the PT group. Jumping performance, strength, speed, agility, flexibility and balance were assessed for all participants. We measured jumping performance using the vertical jump height, strength using the one-repetition maximum (1-RM) half-squat strength test, speed using the 20-meter speed test, agility using the T agility test, flexibility using the sit and reach test, balance using star excursion balance test (SEBT) before and after six weeks of plyometric training in both groups.

Results: At the end of six weeks of plyometric training, both groups revealed a significant increase in performance parameters and balance (p<0.05) comparing with pre-training. However, improvements in jumping performance, strength, speed and agility parameters, and balance were statistically greater in the group receiving whole body vibration compared with the plyometric training group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Adding whole body vibration to plyometric training especially in professional athlete's workout programs can result in improvement in physical performance parameters including jumping performance, strength, speed, agility, flexibility, and balance.

Cite this article as: Usgu G, Yuksel I. The effects of whole-body vibration with plyometric training on physical performance in basketball players. Turk J Sports Med. 2022 57(4):164-70; https://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0659

Ethics Committee Approval

The approval for this study was obtained from Hacettepe University Ethics Committee (Decision no: 2015/17 Date: 08.07.2015).

Author Contributions

Concept All authors; Desing All authors; Materials GU; Data Collection/or Proceccesing GU; Analysis and Interpretion GU; Literature Review All authors; Writing Manuscript GU; Critical Rewievs İY.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.


The authors would like to thank all individuals who participated in this study.