Table 1

Progression of WBV exercise program over 6 weeks training.

Warming-Up

Training


Exercise

Duration

Frequency (Hz)

Amplitude (mm)

Rest (sec) a


Week 1

Exercise 1

2

3 × 30 sec

35

2

60

2 × 30 sec each leg

3, 4

1 × 30 sec

35

2

60

Week 2

Amplitude: 2 mm

2

3 × 30 sec

35

2

30–60

Frequency: 30 Hz

3, 4, 5, 6

1 × 30 sec

35

2

30–60

Week 3

2

3 × 45 sec

40

2

30–60

3, 4, 5, 6

1 × 45 sec

40

2

30–60

Week 4

2

3 × 60 sec

40

2

30–60

3, 4, 5, 6

1 × 60 sec

40

2

30–60

Week 5

2

3 × 45 sec

40

2

30–60

3, 4

1 × 30 sec

30

5

30–60

5, 6

1 × 45 sec

40

2

30–60

Week 6

2

3 × 45 sec

40

2

30–60

3, 4

2 × 30 sec

35

5

30–60

5, 6

1 × 45 sec

40

2

30–60


Exercise 1 = Lunge, Exercise 2 = Squat, Exercise 3 = Deep squat, Exercise 4 = Wide stance squat, Exercise 5 = Calves, Exercise 6 = Calves deep (see [30] for detailed description of the exercises). a Amount of rest between each series of exercise.

Bautmans et al. BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-5-17

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