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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #12: can Galileo Training encrease endurance?


Train what you want to gain - the traditional training approach. This assumes that when you want to target endurance you need to exhaust the low-twitch muscle fibers and challenge the metabolism. The research group around Marco Toigo of the ETH Zurich which focusses on training effects on the muscle fiber and cellular level however could show in several studies, that this approach it not necessarily true.

Galileo Training, especially when using high frequencies like the 30Hz of this study is usually associated to focus on fast-twitch muscle fibers (the "sprint muscle") - therefore one would expect that Galileo Training if at all should have little effect on endurance.

However, this study could show, that when combining classic training exercises (such as long dumbbell with 60% body weight and slowly increasing the extra load) with Galileo Training (the same exercises performed while standing on the vibration Galileo plate at 30Hz) massive training effects on endurance can be generated within just 8 weeks (just 2 training sessions, 3 sets each per week) where the endurance capacity during cycling could be increased by 60% in average.

One of the underlying reasons could be observed in the ESA (European Space Agency) Galileo bedrest studies: This study could show that the changes on systemic as well as on the cellular level are in line with effects of high-altitude training - an increase in muscle perfusion as well as an increased number of red blood cells, and therefore a much better energy supply of the muscle (independent of slow- or fast-twitch muscle fibers...). Good exercises for this training goal can be found in #GRFS11, #GRFS10 and #GRFS4.

Sports & Fitness - Endurance 

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