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Functional Fitness Assessment (Flight Analog) (MR078G)

Physical fitness was assessed pre- and post- bed rest to guide individual physical training and to determine individual responses to training countermeasures. Functional Fitness pre- and post- bed rest testing captured a subject’s flexibility, endurance, and strength in absolute numbers.

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Edmonds JL, Jarchow T, and Young LR. Physiological benefits of Exercise in Artificial Gravity: A Broadband Countermeasure to Space Flight Related Deconditioning. Acta Astronautica. 2008; 63: 2-7. [DOI]

Lee SM, Schneider SM, Feiveson AH, Macias BR, Smith SM, Watenpaugh DE, and Hargens AR. WISE-2005: Countermeasures to Prevent Muscle Deconditioning during Bed Rest in Women. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2014. 116: 654–667. []

Abdominal muscles
Pectoralis muscles

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Endurance - latissimus dorsi
Endurance - abdominal muscles
Endurance - elbow flexors
Endurance - pectoral muscles
Endurance - shoulder muscles
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Campaign 1 08/29/2004 11/21/2004 84 days
Campaign 3 02/20/2005 04/14/2010 5 years, 1 month, 25 days
Campaign 5 04/30/2006 12/23/2007 1 year, 7 months
DBLS 05/03/2010 05/23/2010 Discontinued
HDT30 10/13/2009 05/13/2010 213 days
MEDES 02/22/2005 12/31/2005 312 days
Pilot 02/05/2006 12/22/2006 320 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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