KINEMATICS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECT OF A SYNCHRONIZED BIPEDAL “RISE-SIT-GO” CYCLING EXERCISE

  • Kenneth Chun-Kit Ho
  • Aaron See-Long Hung
  • Daniel Tik-Pui Fong
Keywords: Biking, sports equipment, sports medicine, rehabilitation exercise

Abstract

This study demonstrated the kinematics and physiological effect of a synchronized bipedal cycling exercise. Fifteen male subjects performed a 30-minutes exercise on a synchronized bipedal stationary bike and a conventional stationary bike at same cycling speed. The performance was evaluated by a metabolic testing system, a subjective rating of perceived exertion, an electromyography system and a motion analysis system, and was compared by paired t-tests. Results showed significant increases in oxygen uptake, energy expenditure, rating of perceived exertion, muscle activity in triceps, biceps, rectus abdominis, left gluteus maximus, left medial gastrocnemius, right tibialis anterior and left tibialis anterior, and range of motion of left hip, left and right knees, shoulders, elbows and wrists. The synchronized bipedal cycling exercise was more physically demanding.
Published
2013-09-01
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities