Strength, size and activation of knee extensors followed during 8 weeks of horizontal bed rest and the influence of a countermeasure


Changes in the quadriceps femoris muscle with respect to anatomical cross sectional area (CSA), neural activation level and muscle strength were determined in 18 healthy men subjected to 8 weeks of horizontal bed rest (BR) with (n = 9) and without (n = 9) resistive vibration exercise (RVE). CSA of the knee extensor muscle group was measured with magnetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-006-0241-6


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