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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #141: Can Galileo Training be more effective and more efficient than traditional stretching?


This study investigated the short-term effects of Galileo Training compared to traditional stretching exercises. The study used stretching exercises for the ankle joint with and without Galileo Mechanostimulation.

The Galileo protocol was using high frequencies (26Hz) for 5 times 60 seconds. The control group performed identical exercises without Galileo. The Galileo group showed slightly increased effects on flexibility with up to +38% increase but significant and significantly higher effects on muscle function like torque in plantarflexion by +18% and a decreased optimal force development angle (from 17° to 10°) and therefore an increased rate of force development especially at lower ankle angles.

Other Galileo studies showed similar effects on flexibility #GRFS137, #GRFS60, #GRFS38, #GRFS17 and muscle function #GRFS129, #GRFS125, #GRFS19. This study performed stretching exercises at high frequencies (26Hz), however using mid frequencies (16-18Hz) would have been most likely more effective for flexibility (#GRFS59). Once more this study proves how effectively Galileo Training can be used as a warm-up training. Common - Warm-Up, Force Development   

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