EMG activity and kinematics of cycling movements at different pedal shaft widths

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dc.contributor.advisor Gehlsen, Gale M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chae, Woen-sik en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:54Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .C43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185141
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to quantify the EMG activity of selected lower limb muscles during cycling, and to define the relationship between pedal shaft width and muscular involvement. This study has particular significance to the female cyclist who by virtue of pelvic width may have a less efficient pedalling force, or an imbalance of applied muscular force. Variables analyzed were hip, knee, ankle range of motion (ROM), biceps femoris(BF), vastus lateralis(VL), rectus femoris(RF), and vastus medialis(VMO) muscle activity. Significant differences among three different pedal shaft widths were determined through use of repeated measures oneway ANOVA, Newman-Keuls post hoc test. The hip ROM, biceps femoris, and vastus medialis EKG activity results of the present study appeared to indicate that different pedal shaft widths had an effect on changes in the ROM and EMG activity. This study indicated that the hip ROM values increased with an increase in the pedal shaft width. In contary, an increase in pedal shaft width significantly decreased the muscle activity in the vastus medialis while two inch pedal shaft width significantly decreased the muscle activity in the biceps femoris.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent ix, 100 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cycling -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Electromyography. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bicycles -- Dynamics. en_US
dc.title EMG activity and kinematics of cycling movements at different pedal shaft widths en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/955093 en_US


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