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An approach to counteracting long-term microgravity-induced muscle atrophyTo find means of alleviating muscle atrophy induced by long-term microgravity, the effects of a 19-week-long heavy-resistance training regime (using either concentric muscle actions only or concentric and eccentric muscle actions) on the strengths of the exercised knee extensor muscle group were investigated in two groups of male human subjects performing two types of training exercises: supine leg press or/and seated knee extension. Results show that a training program in which both the concentric and the eccentric muscle action was performed led to substantially greater increases in maximal muscle strength than when only concentric exercises were performed.
Document ID
19910052860
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Tesch, P. A. (Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden)
Buchanan, P. (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Dudley, G. A. (Bionetics Corp. Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Physiologist, Supplement
Volume: 33
ISSN: 0031-9376
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS10-10285
Distribution Limits
Public
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