Astronauts use the Advanced Resistive Exercise, or ARED, Device for weight training on the space station.


  1. I was watching Chris Hadfield's video of Space Oddity for the umpteenth time, when I began wondering if astronauts did strength training in space or not. Looks like, yes, they do. I tried to come up with my own idea before checking into it. Isometrics, and elastic bands, is what I came up with. This certainly looks interesting. Here on earth, I've tried many types of training, especially when young. After getting older, and out of shape, again, I settled on the Total Gym. Which I really like, because it combines equipment, bodyweight training, and even weights, all at the same time. Giving it a unique feel. Obviously, Total Gym would never work in space. Not even for Chuck Norris.


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