Impact of Whole-Body Vibration Training Versus Fitness Training on Muscle Strength and Muscle Mass in Older Men

Impact of Whole-Body Vibration Training Versus Fitness Training on Muscle Strength and Muscle Mass in Older Men: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract:This study investigated the effects of 1-year Whole Body Vibration training on isometric and explosive muscle strength and muscle mass in community-dwelling men older than 60 years.Conclusion:Whole Body Vibration training is as efficient as a fitness program to increase isometric and explosive knee extension strength and muscle mass of the upper leg in community-dwelling older men. These findings suggest that Whole Body Vibration training has potential to prevent or reverse the age-related loss in skeletal muscle mass, referred to as sarcopenia.

This is a summary of a study published in the:
Journal of Gerontology: MEDICAL SCIENCES, Vol. 62A, No. 6, 630–635, 2007 Authors: An Bogaerts, Christophe Delecluse, Albrecht L. Claessens, Walter Coudyzer, Steven Boonen, and Sabine M. P. Verschueren Affiliations: Division of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Research Center for Exercise and Health, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Radiology Section, Department of Morphology and Medical Imaging and Leuven University Center for Metabolic Bone Diseases and Division of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
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