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