Michael Schumacher 'undergoing muscle training to stop body seizing up'

German F1 driver Michael Schumacher photographed in Bangkok on December 16, 2012
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Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is reportedly undergoing muscle training to prevent his body from seizing up while in a coma.

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has reportedly been undergoing muscle training in order to prevent his body from seizing up while in an induced coma.

The 45-year-old has entered a fifth week in a Grenoble hospital after he hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps on December 29.

According to The Mirror, emergency medicine expert Professor Heinzpeter Moecke said: "Patients in comas need limbs and joints moved daily to ensure muscles do not atrophy."

Reports have claimed that the former driver is in a stable condition, but doctors have no plan to wake him up from his coma yet.

Mercedes' Michael Schumacher after finishing his final F1 race at the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on November 25, 2012
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