Whole-Body Vibration Increases Cardiopulmonary Performance in the Elderly: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial

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Abstract

Aim:

To evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) on ergospirometric variables in the elderly.

Methods:

A total of 31 elderly people were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 groups—resistance, WBV, WBV + resistance—training twice per week, 3 months, evaluating ventilatory thresholds by ergospirometry and peripheral strength.

Results:

WBV groups increased

Results:

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Results:

O2 after training when compared to the resistance group (25.2 ± 1.6 in WBV with P < .001 and 25.2 ± 3.2 in WBV + resistance with P < .001), as the percentage heart rate reserve (resistance = 27%; WBV = 48.4%; and WBV + resistance = 49.9%).

Conclusions:

In the elderly, WBV increased strength and

Conclusions:

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Conclusions:

O2max, combining into a single program both aerobic and resistance workouts.

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