Vibration Training and Muscle Strength Development

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wingate Institute

Brief Summary:


Vibration has been used to enhance muscle strength development during resistance training.


To assess the effect of adding vibration to a regular resistance training program, using free weights, on muscle strength and everyday functioning of upper limbs in untrained adults


60 healthy untrained adults, 30-65 yrs, will divide into two groups: experiment and control. Training program will include 24 sessions, over a course of 8 weeks. The experiment group will use a 1 kg vibrating weights and the control group will use a standard 1 kg free weights. Every session will include 10-15 min of 3-5 standard resistant exercises for upper limbs. Each subject will perform an Isokinetic evaluation of muscular performance, for upper limbs, in 3 occasions: before starting the program, immediately after completing the 8-weeks training program and 4 weeks afterwards, to check the chronic effect of each training regime. Each subject will complete a DASH (Disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) questionnaire at 4 occasions- as mentioned above and one more time, when completing the first 4 weeks of the training program, to reject any development of negative effects of the training program, such as pain or inflammation of the joints .

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Muscle Strength Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Other: Vibration resistance training Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effect of Resistance Training With Vibrating Weights on Muscle Strength Development and Everyday Functioning of Upper Limbs in Untrained Adults
Study Start Date : June 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vibration trainig Other: Vibration resistance training
adding vibration to a standard resistance training with free-weights and checking the effect on muscle strength development and everyday functioning of upper limbs in untrained adults.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The effect of vibration on muscle strength development and everyday functioning during a standard resistance training for upper limbs in untrained adults. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of resistance training program ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy adults, ages 30-65
  • not participating in resistance training for upper limbs regularly

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unbalanced hypertension
  • cardiovascular disfunction or disease
  • pain and or/ inflammation of the neck, shoulders and arms
  • pregnant women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01139606

Wingate Institute
Netanya, Israel, 42902
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wingate Institute
Study Director: Eyal Shargal, PhD Wingate Institute, Israel

Responsible Party: Wingate Institute Identifier: NCT01139606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0034-10-HYMC
First Posted: June 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015