THE ANALYSIS OF PEDALING FORCE AND LOWER EXTREMITY EMG USING DIFFERENT PEDALING RATES AND LOADS

  • C.S. Chang
  • T.Y. Shiang
Keywords: pedaling force, pedaling rate, load

Abstract

In cycling, the pedaling rate and load will affect the rider’s performance and the enjoyment of riding. Previous studies usually analyzed the lower extremity EMG with different pedaling posture and pedaling rate, but mostly by professional cyclists (Neptune & Hull, 1999). However, most riders are recreational riders, therefore the results of previous studies are not suitable for the untrained persons, there were no results of lower extremity EMG and pedaling force in the study of pedaling rate and load. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of the different pedaling rates and loads on pedaling force and lower extremity EMG.
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