Vibration Training and Muscle Strength Development

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Wingate Institute Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2010
Last updated: June 12, 2011
Last verified: June 2011


Vibration has been used to enhance muscle strength development during resistance training.


To assess the effect of adding vibration to a regular resistance training program, using free weights, on muscle strength and everyday functioning of upper limbs in untrained adults


60 healthy untrained adults, 30-65 yrs, will divide into two groups: experiment and control. Training program will include 24 sessions, over a course of 8 weeks. The experiment group will use a 1 kg vibrating weights and the control group will use a standard 1 kg free weights. Every session will include 10-15 min of 3-5 standard resistant exercises for upper limbs. Each subject will perform an Isokinetic evaluation of muscular performance, for upper limbs, in 3 occasions: before starting the program, immediately after completing the 8-weeks training program and 4 weeks afterwards, to check the chronic effect of each training regime. Each subject will complete a DASH (Disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) questionnaire at 4 occasions- as mentioned above and one more time, when completing the first 4 weeks of the training program, to reject any development of negative effects of the training program, such as pain or inflammation of the joints .

Condition Intervention
Muscle Strength
Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand
Other: Vibration resistance training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effect of Resistance Training With Vibrating Weights on Muscle Strength Development and Everyday Functioning of Upper Limbs in Untrained Adults

Further study details as provided by Wingate Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The effect of vibration on muscle strength development and everyday functioning during a standard resistance training for upper limbs in untrained adults. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of resistance training program ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vibration trainig Other: Vibration resistance training
adding vibration to a standard resistance training with free-weights and checking the effect on muscle strength development and everyday functioning of upper limbs in untrained adults.


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy adults, ages 30-65
  • not participating in resistance training for upper limbs regularly

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unbalanced hypertension
  • cardiovascular disfunction or disease
  • pain and or/ inflammation of the neck, shoulders and arms
  • pregnant women
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01139606

Wingate Institute
Netanya, Israel, 42902
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wingate Institute
Study Director: Eyal Shargal, PhD Wingate Institute, Israel
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Irena Amenuel, Wingate Institute, Israel Identifier: NCT01139606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0034-10-HYMC
Study First Received: June 6, 2010
Last Updated: June 12, 2011
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health processed this record on April 17, 2014