Cardio Fitness and Muscle Strength Training for the Elderly

The Effect of Power Plate® Training on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscle Strength in the Elderly

Study conclusions:

 

  • Vibration Plate training can significantly increase heart rate in men and women between 60 and 80 years of age.
  • One year of this type of training in older individuals leads to significant enhancements in cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength.
  • The results observed in the vibration plate training group were comparable with the increases noted in those who followed an equal number of traditional fitness training sessions. However Power Plate training was much more time efficient (average 25 min vs. 75 min).

 

This is a summary of a study published in the international scientific journal Age and Ageing, (May 2009).

By An Bogaerts, Christophe Delecluse, Albrecht Claessens, Thierry Troosters, Steven Boonen, and Sabine Verschueren Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium