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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #16: Can Galileo Training even at high frequencies improve flexibility?


Traditionally the mid frequencies (between 16 and 21 Hz) are most effective for stretching exercises in Galileo Training (#GIS1). However - this study shows that even high frequencies (26Hz) can have a significant positive effect on flexibility. In this case the individuals simply stood on the Galileo with almost straight legs (170° knee angle) (26Hz, Position 2-3) for 6 minutes. The control group received a moderate 6 minutes warm-up training on a cycling ergometer (50W).

It was expected that both groups should show some sort of warm-up effects. In the Galileo group this could be shown: the torque at the knee joint could be improved by 10% and the flexibility (measured by the sit & reach test) was improved by 17%. Interestingly most parameters did decrease in the control group. This study shows that Galileo Training can be used very effectively as a warm-up modality before classic strength training methods – not only to improve muscle function but also flexibility.

Experience shows that when targeting flexibility similar effects are possible within just two minutes when standing at position two at 18Hz (#GRFS59) with straight legs then bend forward (finger-floor distance, straight knees, feet flat on the ground) and then keep pushing downwards (Exercise 64 and B2 in the Galileo Training App, Galileo Training Handbook or Galileo PT). Also very effective is exercise 110 the “prayer position” – this is great to loosening up and stretch the chest and shoulder – all the way down to the lower back – after this exercise you feel much taller! Common - Flexibility / Streching  

Product groups: Galileo used devices, Galileo® Training Devices
Topics: Muscle-Bone Relation, Training & Study Support, Training with Galileo®