Koichi Wakata Weightlifting(!) in Space: Weekly YouTube Update - Vol. 15
Updates from Low Earth Orbit
JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata (Wiki here) is an excellent space resource. From 250 miles (400km) above the earth, he broadcasts entertaining and informative Tweets and photos, and, in cooperation with other crew members and JAXA staff here on the ground, produces weekly, bi-lingual YouTube updates from the International Space Station.
ISS YouTube Update Vol. 15:
This week, Astronaut Wakata continues the space exercising. Going beyond the simple stationary bike, he covers various weightlifting exercises - yep, you can lift weights in space - that astronauts use to stay fit in microgravity: squats, head-lifts, heel-raises and the fantastically named "SUMO dead-lift."
As with the exercise bike, the weightlifting apparatus is segregated by a vibration dampening system allowing Astronaut Wakata to get ripped in space without disturbing other ISS goings on.
Enjoy the update, and we'll see you next week with more Koichi Wakata in Space.
Media: JAXA; NASA; Koichi Wakata
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