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Document ID (ISN)59105
CIS number 92-2075
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cavanagh P.R., Davis B.L., Miller T.A.
Title A biomechanical perspective on exercise countermeasures for long-term spaceflight
Bibliographic information June 1992, Vol.63, No.6, p.482-485. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract It has been suggested that a single exercise programme may be designed to counteract both skeletal and cardiovascular adaptation during spaceflight. Peak loads and rates of change of load on the feet during three exercises that have been proposed for use in the Space Station were examined: rowing on an ergometer, stationary cycling and running while tethered on a treadmill. Results suggest that exercise during spaceflight must be considered from both biomechanical and physiological perspectives if optimal response is to be obtained.
Descriptors (primary) bone mineral density; space travel; exercise tests
Descriptors (secondary) ergometric tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Space travel