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Table 1 Progression of WBV exercise program over 6 weeks training.

From: The feasibility of whole body vibration in institutionalised elderly persons and its influence on muscle performance, balance and mobility: a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN62535013]

  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
  1. 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.