An electromyographic study of competetive road cycling conditions simulated on a treadmill

  • M. Desiprés
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Part of the International Series on Sport Sciences book series (MMSS)

Abstract

Houtz and Fischer (1959) analyzed muscle action and joint movement during exercise on a stationary bicycle. Hamley and Thomas (1967) experimented with skilled and unskilled cyclist-athletes to determine the effect of postural factors on the physiological efficiency on a bicycle ergometer. In both studies, stationary cycle ergometers were used. The purpose of this project was to study the effect of saddle height and load on the pattern of surface muscle interaction and accompanying joint ranges under competitive road riding conditions, which were simulated on a treadmill.

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© University Park Press 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Desiprés
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  1. 1.University of the Orange Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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