The health benefits of Vibro Sensory Stimulation (VSS) is starting to be recognized by the general population. Studies over the last couple of decades have shown that specific frequencies can be supplied in a tactile format that have very profound effects on various human malodies.

In the following clinical trial it has been discovered that VSS can reverse the uniformly accepted understanding that we loose muscle mass as we age.  This is due to a usually more sedentary life style as we begin to experience the side effects of growing old, less energy, muscle stiffness, arthritic pains and so on.

Now us Baby Boomers  have a new technology to play with that might possibly reverse a number of physical health issues normaly associated with growing older..

Impact of whole-body vibration training versus fitness training on muscle strength and muscle mass in older men: a 1-year randomized controlled trial.

Bogaerts A, Delecluse C, Claessens AL, Coudyzer W, Boonen S, Verschueren SM.

Source

Division of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, Leuven, Belgium.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This randomized controlled study investigated the effects of 1-year whole-body vibration (WBV) training on isometric and explosive muscle strength and muscle mass in community-dwelling men older than 60 years.

METHODS:

Muscle characteristics of the WBV group (n = 31, 67.3 +/- 0.7 years) were compared with those of a fitness (FIT) group (n = 30, 67.4 +/- 0.8 years) and a control (CON) group (n = 36, 68.6 +/- 0.9 years). Isometric strength of the knee extensors was measured using an isokinetic dynamometer, explosive muscle strength was assessed using a counter movement jump, and muscle mass of the upper leg was determined by computed tomography.

RESULTS:

Isometric muscle strength, explosive muscle strength, and muscle mass increased significantly in the WBV group (9.8%, 10.9%, and 3.4%, respectively) and in the FIT group (13.1%, 9.8%, and 3.8%, respectively) with the training effects not significantly different between the groups. No significant changes in any parameter were found in the CON group.

CONCLUSION:

WBV 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 WBV training has potential to prevent or reverse the age-related loss in skeletal muscle mass, referred to as sarcopenia.

PMID:
17595419
[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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