Short-duration resistive exercise sustains neuromuscular function after bed rest

Gast, Ulf, John, Silke, Runge, Martin, Rawer, Rainer, Felsenberg, Dieter and Belavý, Daniel L. 2012, Short-duration resistive exercise sustains neuromuscular function after bed rest, Medicine and science in sports in exercise, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 1764-1772, doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318256b53b.

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Title Short-duration resistive exercise sustains neuromuscular function after bed rest
Author(s) Gast, Ulf
John, Silke
Runge, Martin
Rawer, Rainer
Felsenberg, Dieter
Belavý, Daniel L.ORCID iD for Belavý, Daniel L.
Journal name Medicine and science in sports in exercise
Volume number 44
Issue number 9
Start page 1764
End page 1772
Total pages 9
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Baltimore, Md.
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 1530-0315
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Sport Sciences
Summary PURPOSE: The study's purpose was to assess the effectiveness of a short-duration three-times-weekly high-load resistive exercise program on preventing deterioration in neuromuscular function after prolonged bed rest. METHODS: Twenty-four male subjects performed high-load resistive exercise (n = 8), high-load resistive exercise with whole-body vibration (n = 9), or no exercise (control, n = 9) during 60-d head-down tilt bed rest as part of the 2nd Berlin Bed Rest Study. Peak countermovement jump power and height, sit-to-stand performance, sprint time over 15 and 30 m, and leg press one-repetition maximum were measured before and after bed rest. RESULTS: The exercise interventions were capable of ameliorating losses of peak countermovement jump power (P < 0.001) and height (P < 0.001), deterioration of sit-to-stand time from 45-cm (P = 0.034) and 30-cm (P < 0.001) sitting positions, increases of 15-m (P = 0.037) and 30-m (P = 0.005) sprint time, and losses of leg press one-repetition maximum (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The short-duration (6-min time under tension per training session) exercise countermeasure program performed three times a week was capable of reducing the effect of prolonged bed rest on many neuromuscular function measures.
Language eng
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318256b53b
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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