Resistance exercise prevents plantar flexor deconditioning during bed rest.

@article{Bamman1997ResistanceEP,
  title={Resistance exercise prevents plantar flexor deconditioning during bed rest.},
  author={Marcas M Bamman and Gary Hunter and Bruce R. Stevens and Mark E. Guilliams and Michael C. Greenisen},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1462-8}
}
Because resistance exercise (REX) and unloading induce opposing neuromuscular adaptations, we tested the efficacy of REX against the effects of 14 d of bed rest unloading (BRU) on the plantar flexor muscle group. Sixteen men were randomly assigned to no exercise (NOE, N = 8) or REX (N = 8). REX performed 5 sets x 6-10 repetitions to failure of constant resistance concentric/eccentric plantar flexion every other day during BRU. One-repetition maximum (1RM) strength was tested on the training… CONTINUE READING

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