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Differences of Galileo® Training to other training methods

Galileo Training is fundamentally different to traditional training methods such as weight training because of its side-alternating and fast tilting movement.

Instead of voluntary muscle control, the muscle contractions during Galileo Training (above 12Hertz) can be triggered by stretch reflexes. The user then has no direct influence on muscle activity itself and can manly control them by changing body posture, stiffness in the body, movement, frequency which are selected according to the therapy objective of the individual exercise.

Another important difference is the number of repetitions of the training cycles during Galileo Training. In an average training session of e.g. 3 minutes at 25 Hertz, 4500 muscle contractions occur - both in flexor and extensor muscles in a coordinated manner based on a physiological motion pattern. These repetitions can result in improvements in muscle coordination which cannot be achieved by most traditional training methods in a similar timeframe.

The tilting motion of the Galileo Training system simulates human gait. By mimicking this natural movement pattern the musculo-skeletal system is trained in a physiologically appropriate way.

Since the user has only little voluntary influence on the reflex contractions of muscles during Galileo Training, the natural control circuits of muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and nerves can be improved independently.

A comprehensive literature list you can find here as well as in our Galileo Research fact Sheets.