High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women

Cosimo Roberto Russo, Fulvio Lauretani, Stefania Bandinelli, Benedetta Bartali, Chiara Cavazzini, Jack M. Guralnik, Luigi Ferrucci

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Objective: To test whether training on a high-frequency (28Hz) vibrating platform improves muscle power and bone characteristics in postmenopausal women. Design: Randomized controlled trial with 6-month follow-up. Setting: Outpatient clinic in a general hospital in Italy. Participants: Twenty-nine postmenopausal women (intervention group, n=14; matched controls, n=15). Intervention: Participants stood on a ground-based oscillating platform for three 2-minute sessions for a total of 6 minutes per training session, twice weekly for 6 months. The controls did not receive any training. Both groups were evaluated at baseline and after 6 months. Main Outcome Measure: Muscle power, calculated from ground reaction forces produced by landing after jumping as high as possible on a forceplate, cortical bone density, and biomarkers of bone turnover. Results: Over 6 months, muscle power improved by about 5% in women who received the intervention, and it remained unchanged in controls (P=.004). Muscle force remained stable in both the intervention and control groups. No significant changes were observed in bone characteristics. Conclusion: Reflex muscular contractions induced by vibration training improve muscle power in postmenopausal women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1854-1857
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume84
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Vibration
Muscles
Bone and Bones
Bone Remodeling
Muscle Contraction
Ambulatory Care Facilities
General Hospitals
Bone Density
Italy
Reflex
Randomized Controlled Trials
Biomarkers
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Power (Psychology)
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Bone density
  • Exercise
  • Muscles
  • Postmenopause
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vibration
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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Russo, C. R., Lauretani, F., Bandinelli, S., Bartali, B., Cavazzini, C., Guralnik, J. M., & Ferrucci, L. (2003). High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(12), 1854-1857. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00357-5

High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women. / Russo, Cosimo Roberto; Lauretani, Fulvio; Bandinelli, Stefania; Bartali, Benedetta; Cavazzini, Chiara; Guralnik, Jack M.; Ferrucci, Luigi.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 12, 12.2003, p. 1854-1857.

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Russo, CR, Lauretani, F, Bandinelli, S, Bartali, B, Cavazzini, C, Guralnik, JM & Ferrucci, L 2003, 'High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 84, no. 12, pp. 1854-1857. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00357-5
Russo, Cosimo Roberto ; Lauretani, Fulvio ; Bandinelli, Stefania ; Bartali, Benedetta ; Cavazzini, Chiara ; Guralnik, Jack M. ; Ferrucci, Luigi. / High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women. In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2003 ; Vol. 84, No. 12. pp. 1854-1857.
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