Whole-body vibration training increases muscle strength and mass in older women: a randomized-controlled trial.

@article{Machado2010WholebodyVT,
  title={Whole-body vibration training increases muscle strength and mass in older women: a randomized-controlled trial.},
  author={Ana Machado and David Garc{\'i}a-L{\'o}pez and Javier Gonz{\'a}lez-Gallego and Nuria Garatachea},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={200-7}
}
To determine whether 10 weeks of whole-body vibration (WBV) training has a significant effect on strength, muscle mass, muscle power, and mobility in older women, 26 subjects were randomly assigned to a WBV training group (n=13; mean age 79 years) and a control (CON) group (n=13; mean age 76 years). Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) increased 38.8% in the WBV group, without changes in the CON group. Electromyographic activity of the vastus medialis (VM), the vastus lateralis, and… CONTINUE READING