Effect of pedaling technique on mechanical effectiveness and efficiency in cyclists.

  title={Effect of pedaling technique on mechanical effectiveness and efficiency in cyclists.},
  author={Thomas Korff and Lee M. Romer and Ian Mayhew and James C. Martin},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={39 6},
PURPOSE To optimize endurance cycling performance, it is important to maximize efficiency. [] Key MethodMETHODS Eight male cyclists exercised on a cycle ergometer at 90 rpm and 200 W using four different pedaling techniques: preferred pedaling; pedaling in circles; emphasizing the pull during the upstroke; and emphasizing the push during the downstroke. Each exercise bout lasted 6 min and was interspersed with 6 min of passive rest.

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