Vibration Training and Muscle Strength Development
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 .
|Muscle Strength Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand||Other: Vibration resistance training|
|Study Design:||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|
- 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 ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01139606
|Netanya, Israel, 42902|
|Study Director:||Eyal Shargal, PhD||Wingate Institute, Israel|