Human skeletal muscle structure and function preserved by vibration muscle exercise following 55 days of bed rest

@article{Blottner2006HumanSM,
  title={Human skeletal muscle structure and function preserved by vibration muscle exercise following 55 days of bed rest},
  author={Dieter Blottner and M. A. Salanova and Britta P{\"u}ttmann and Gudrun Schiffl and Dieter Felsenberg and Bjoern Buehring and J{\"o}rn Rittweger},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97},
  pages={261-271}
}
Prolonged immobilization of the human body results in functional impairments and musculoskeletal system deconditioning that may be attenuated by adequate muscle exercise. In a 56-day horizontal bed rest campaign involving voluntary males we investigated the effects of vibration muscle exercise (RVE, 2×6 min daily) on the lower limb skeletal muscles using a newly designed foot plantar trainer (Galileo Space) for use at supine position during bed rest. The maximally voluntary isometric plantar… CONTINUE READING