Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Multi-mode exercise device: A gravity independent integrated countermeasure for long term space flight
by Yu, Alvin, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 65; 1523076
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a gravity independent multi-mode exercise device (M-MED) and to evaluate a resistance (RE) and aerobic (AE) exercise protocol. Thirty-two participants (16 females and 16 males) aged 22 ± 0.4 years completed 5 weeks of training: RE, 4 sets of7 repetitions of squats 2 days a week and AE consisting of four, 4 minute high-intensity interval rowing at ∼90% V˙O2max, 3 days per week. Three repetition maximum (3RM) leg press increased in both AE+RE and RE groups by +20% and ∼30% respectively. AE+RE V02max increased by 7.73 ± 1.99%. Cross sectional Area ofthe quadriceps femoris increased by 8.73 ± 3.94% in AE+RE and 16.5 ± 5.5% in RE. Isokinetic improvements were seen at all speeds in both groups. Aerobic capacity and strength gains indicate that the M-MED is effective in providing robust stimuli to musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rozenek, Ralph
Commitee: Adams, Gregory R., Russo, Albert
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology
Publication Number: 1523076
ISBN: 978-1-303-20280-3
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