The objective of this test was to assess muscle power in the legs before and after bed rest.
Muscle power was assessed twice before and twice after bed rest by performing the vertical jump test on a ground reaction force plate platform. Subjects performed countermovement vertical jumps. The subjects were instructed to jump as high as possible, with their hands on their hips. Attempts were made to obtain three maximal jumps; however, fewer jumps were performed in the post-bed rest phase. Body mass, reaction force, and jump height were recorded during data collection and jump power was calculated.
This experiment has concluded. Summarized results for this test aren't available.