Think it’s hard making gains? Try lifting in space

CSA astronaut and ISS commander Chris Hadfield demonstrates how it is astronauts lift in space. But he notes they’re not all trying to get stronger–lifting weights is more of a counter measure to make sure astronauts don’t atrophy away in reduced gravity.

As you can see in the vid, they hit plenty of exercises: deadlifts, squats, and good ol’ jogging on the treadmill. Except their equipment looks a lot more expensive.


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