Body configuration in cycling affects muscle recruitment and movement pattern

  title={Body configuration in cycling affects muscle recruitment and movement pattern},
  author={Hans Savelberg and Ingrid van de Port and Paul J. B. Willems},
  journal={Journal of Applied Biomechanics},
By manipulating trunk angle in ergometer cycling, we studied the effect of body configuration on muscle recruitment and joint kinematics. Changing trunk angle affects the length of muscles that span the hip joint. It is hypothesized that this affects the recruitment of the muscles directly involved, and as a consequence of affected joint torque distributions, also influences the recruitment of more distal muscles and the kinematics of distal joints. It was found that changing the trunk from an… 

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