Influence of simulated microgravity on human skeletal muscle architecture and function.

@article{Reeves2002InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of simulated microgravity on human skeletal muscle architecture and function.},
  author={Neil D Reeves and Constantinos N. Maganaris and G. Samuelli Ferretti and Marco V Narici},
  journal={Journal of gravitational physiology : a journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={P153-4}
}
Ten male volunteers underwent a period of prolonged bed rest. Four subjects performed exercise countermeasures 2-3 times per week, while 6 subjects received no countermeasures. After bed rest plantarflexor force declined significantly (P < 0.001) in both exercise (-42%) and control (-55%) groups. The internal architecture of the gastrocnemius medialis (GM) muscle was significantly altered. This was associated with a reduction in fascicle shortening during isometric contraction. Exercise… CONTINUE READING
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