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Research suggests Vibration Training can be an efficient alternative to conventional exercise programs to improve strength and increase fat free mass (Roelants et al 2003). In a study of untrained females over 24 weeks, one group undertook conventional cardiovascular and resistance training (Roelants et al 2003). The second group undertook vibration exercise. Both groups trained 3 times a week. The fitness group followed a standard cardiovascular and resistance-training program including dynamic leg press and leg extension exercises (20-8 RM). The vibration group performed unloaded static and dynamic exercises on a vibration platform. A significant strength gain was recorded in the vibration group (+24%) versus the fitness group (+ 16.5%).
The duration of the vibration exercise programs was between 20-30 minutes (including rests) versus between 45-75 minutes for the fitness group. In a second study of sixty seven untrained females, isometric and dynamic knee-extensor strength increased by 16.6% and 9% in the vibration exercise group versus 14.4% and 7% in the group who trained on conventional resistance equipment (Delecluse et al 2003).