Resistance Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD): Whole Body Vibration Versus Conventional Resistance Training

2014-08-27 03:13:14 | BioPortfolio


Pulmonary rehabilitation has been emerged as a recommended standard of care for patients with chronic lung disease based on a growing body of scientific evidence. A set of evidence-based guidelines were published in American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Since then, the published literature in pulmonary rehabilitation has increased substantially, and other societies have published important statements about pulmonary rehabilitation (eg, the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society).

In patients with COPD, there is a strong scientific basis for implementing conventional resistance training (CRT) in addition to endurance training. Endurance training, such as walking, is a key component of pulmonary rehabilitation and improves in exercise tolerance and muscular endurance. However, this type of training may not reverse muscle weakness or atrophy. For that reason, strength training seems to be the optimum training modality to increase muscle mass and strength.

Recently, Whole-Body-Vibration (WBV) training has been promoted as an alternative for resistance training on multigym equipment. In WBV training, the subject stands on a platform that generates vertical sinusoidal vibration, during which static and dynamic exercises can be performed.

The present study is conducted to provide an answer on the following question: will a resistance training program, such as the whole body vibration, be even effective than a conventional resistance training program in patients with COPD.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Conventional resistance training program, Whole body vibration resistance training program


University Hospital Ghent




University Hospital, Ghent

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:14-0400

Clinical Trials [4388 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Effect of Resistance Training Associated With Whole-Body Vibration in Diabetes

Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an important health condition of the population and its prevalence continues to grow due to population aging, economic development and urbanization....

Resistance Exercise Training For Radically Treated Respiratory Cancer

The first part of the study is an observational part. In eligible patients with early stage respiratory cancer, the primary and secondary endpoints will be evaluated before and after their...

Vibration Training and Muscle Strength Development

Introduction: Vibration has been used to enhance muscle strength development during resistance training. Aim: To assess the effect of adding vibration to a regular resistance trai...

Effects Resistance Training on Motor Control and Cognition

It is well documented that both balance and resistance training have the potential to mitigate intrinsic fall risk factors in older adults. Recently, it was shown that a simultaneously exe...

Postacute Sarcopenia: Supplementation With β-hydroxyMethylbutyrate After Resistance Training

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study to assess the effects of β-hydroxymethylbutyrate (β-HMB) combined with a resistance training program, after an acute proces...

PubMed Articles [18960 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Effect of Lower-Body Resistance Training on Upper-Body Strength Adaptation in Trained Men.

Bartolomei, S, Hoffman, JR, Stout, JR, and Merni, F. Effect of lower-body resistance training on upper-body strength adaptation in trained men. J Strength Cond Res 32(1): 13-18, 2018-The aim of this s...

Effects of Single Set Resistance Training With Different Frequencies on a Cellular Health Indicator in Older Women.

The main purpose of this study was compare the effects of resistance training (RT) performed two versus three times per week on phase angle (a cellular health indicator) in older women. Thirty-nine wo...

The Effect of Whole-Body Vibration on Lower-Body Resistance Detraining in College-Age Women.

This study explored the effect of whole-body vibration (WBV) using accelerations of 2.56 g to 7.68 g on lower-body detraining.

Lactate Threshold as a Measure of Aerobic Metabolism in Resistance Exercise.

In resistance training, load intensity is usually calculated as the percentage of a maximum repetition (1RM) or maximum number of possible repetitions (% of 1RM). Some studies have proposed a lactate ...

Effects of resistance training, endurance training and whole-body vibration on lean body mass, muscle strength and physical performance in older people: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

A variety of different types of exercise are promoted to improve muscle strength and physical performance in older people.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.

The development by insects of resistance to insecticides.

Simultaneous resistance to several structurally and functionally distinct drugs.

The vascular resistance to the flow of BLOOD through the CAPILLARIES portions of the peripheral vascular bed.

Resistance or diminished response of a neoplasm to an antineoplastic agent in humans, animals, or cell or tissue cultures.

More From BioPortfolio on "Resistance Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD): Whole Body Vibration Versus Conventional Resistance Training"

Quick Search


Relevant Topics

Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza,  Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Blood Cardiovascular Dialysis Hypertension Stent Stroke Vascular Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease (angina...

Asthma COPD Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs.  They're usually caused by viruses, but they can also ...

Searches Linking to this Trial