Impact of Whole-Body Vibration Training Versus Fitness Training on Muscle Strength and Muscle Mass in Older Men: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial

Journal of Gerontology: MEDICAL SCIENCES, Vol. 62A, No. 6, 630–635, 2007

This study investigated the effects of 1-year Whole Body Vibration training on isometric and explosive muscle strength and muscle mass in community-dwelling men older than 60 years.

Conclusion: Whole Body Vibration training is as efficient as a fitness program to increase isometric and explosive knee extension strength and muscle mass of the upper leg in community-dwelling older men. These findings suggest that Whole Body Vibration training has potential to prevent or reverse the age-related loss in skeletal muscle mass, referred to as sarcopenia.