This study had the following specific aims:
The muscle function data showed reductions in lower body muscle performance metrics in bed rest subjects who did not exercise. Bed rest subjects who performed an integrated high intensity interval-type resistance and aerobic training program while in bed showed significantly improved lower body muscle performance compared to bed rest control subjects.
Bed rest subjects experienced deficits both in functional tests with balance challenges and in sensorimotor tests designed to evaluate postural and gait control indicating that body support unloading experienced during space flight plays a central role in post-flight alteration of functional task performance. Taken together the bed rest and in-flight exercise training data point to the importance of providing increased body loading during in-flight treadmill and lower body resistive exercise.
Lastly, bed rest data indicate that an elevated heart rate was required to maintain arterial blood pressure during performance of multiple functional tasks.
|Mission||Launch/Start Date||Landing/End Date||Duration|
|Campaign 11||05/11/2011||12/15/2014||3 years, 7 months, 4 days|