ANALYSIS OF THE RECOVERING PHASE AFTER THE CYCLING PRACTICE USING AUGMENTED VISUAL FEEDBACK
Keywords:biomechanics, pedal forces, index of effectiveness, motor learning
AbstractThe objective of this study was to use a system of augmented visual feedback to improve the pedaling technique in the recovery phase. Nineteen people from 14 to 16 years old with no experience in cycling divided in experimental (n=10) and control (n=9) group took part in this study. Two first evaluations were done to determine the maximal oxygen uptake and work load. Right after the second evaluation seven section pedaling practice was done and after the last one, a post test was conducted. After a week a retention test was done. The results showed that both groups increased their performance, but the experimental group showed better results in the retention moment and could be considered as a more appropriate tool for the teaching of cycling.