Effect of Saddle height on skin temperature measured in different days of cycling.
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Effect of Saddle height on skin temperature measured in different days of cycling.

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Effect of Saddle height on skin temperature measured in different days of cycling.

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dc.contributor.author Priego Quesada, José Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Carpes, Felipe P.
dc.contributor.author Salvador Palmer, M. del Rosario
dc.contributor.author Pérez Soriano, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Cibrián Ortiz de Anda, Rosa María
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-08T12:29:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-08T12:29:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/51750
dc.description.abstract Infrared thermography can be useful to explore the effects of exercise on neuromuscular function. During cycling, it could be used to investigate the effects of saddle height on thermoregulation. The aim of this study was to examine whether different cycling postures, elicited by different knee flexion angles, could influence skin temperature. Furthermore, we also determined whether the reproducibility of thermal measurements in response to cycling differed in the body regions affected or not affected by saddle height. Sixteen cyclists participated in three tests of 45 min of cycling at their individual 50 % peak power output. Each test was performed in a different knee flexion position on the bicycle (20°, 30°, 40° knee flexion when the pedal crank was at 180°). Different knee angles were obtained by changing saddle height. Skin temperatures were determined by infrared thermography before, immediately after and 10 min after the cycling test, in 16 different regions of interest (ROI) in the trunk and lower limbs. Changes in saddle height did not result in changes in skin temperature in the ROI. However, lower knee flexion elicited higher temperature in popliteus after cycling than higher flexion (p = 0.008 and ES = 0.8), and higher knee flexion elicited lower temperature variation in the tibialis anterior than intermediate knee flexion (p = 0.004 and ES = 0.8). Absolute temperatures obtained good and very good intraday reproducibility in the different measurements (ICCs between 0.44 and 0.85), but temperature variations showed lower reproducibility (ICCs between 0.11 and 0.74). Different postures assumed by the cyclist due to different saddle height did not influence temperature measurements. Skin temperature can be measured on different days with good repeatability, but temperature variations can be more sensitive to the effects of an intervention.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof SpringerPlus, 2016, vol. 5, p. 205-214
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Priego Quesada, José Ignacio; Carpes, Felipe P. Salvador Palmer, Rosario Pérez Soriano, Pedro Cibrián Ortiz de Anda, Rosa María 2016 Effect of Saddle height on skin temperature measured in different days of cycling. SpringerPlus 5 205 214
dc.subject Medicina esportiva
dc.subject Fisiologia humana
dc.title Effect of Saddle height on skin temperature measured in different days of cycling.
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2016-03-08T12:29:04Z
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-1843-z
dc.identifier.idgrec 109779

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