Importance of static adjustment of knee angle to determine saddle height in cycling
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Importance of static adjustment of knee angle to determine saddle height in cycling

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dc.contributor.author Priego Quesada, José Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Jacques, Tiago Canal
dc.contributor.author R Bini, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.author Carpes, Felipe P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T12:31:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T12:31:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/54805
dc.description.abstract Knee flexion angle is used to determine saddle height during pedaling. However, it is unclear if knee flexion angle at upright standing posture affects measures and interpretation of knee flexion angle during cycling. The objective of this study was to assess the importance of adjusting knee angle during pedaling according to the knee angle at upright posture. Seventeen cyclists performed three 10 min cycling trials at different saddle heights to induce knee flexion angles (40º, 30º or 20º when crank was at the 6 o'clock position). Knee flexion angle was determined at the sagittal plane during cycling using a 2D motion analysis system. Alteration of saddle height was performed by subtracting the knee flexion angle determined during an upright standing posture from the observed knee flexion angle during cycling. Repeatability of knee angles at upright posture in the three trials was very good (ICC=0.73). A reduction in knee flexion angle of 10.6° (95%CI [8.6, 12.6º]) during cycling was found using the adjustment for upright standing posture (p<0.01; effect size>3.0). As a result, saddle height is affected by adjustments based on knee angle measured in upright standing posture. Determining saddle height without adjusting knee angle for upright standing posture could lead to errors with possible effects on performance and/or injury risk.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Science and Cycling, 2016, vol. 5, num. 1, p. 16-31
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Priego Quesada, José Ignacio; Jacques, Tiago Canal R Bini, Rodrigo Carpes, Felipe P. (2016) Importance of static adjustment of knee angle to determine saddle height in cycling Journal of Science and Cycling 5 1 16 31
dc.subject Fisioteràpia
dc.subject Medicina esportiva
dc.title Importance of static adjustment of knee angle to determine saddle height in cycling
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2016-07-26T12:31:27Z
dc.identifier.idgrec 113464

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