Laboratory versus outdoor cycling conditions: differences in pedaling biomechanics.

  title={Laboratory versus outdoor cycling conditions: differences in pedaling biomechanics.},
  author={William M Bertucci and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Grappe and Alain Groslambert},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  volume={23 2},
The aim of our study was to compare crank torque profile and perceived exertion between the Monark ergometer (818 E) and two outdoor cycling conditions: level ground and uphill road cycling. Seven male cyclists performed seven tests in seated position at different pedaling cadences: (a) in the laboratory at 60, 80, and 100 rpm; (b) on level terrain at 80 and 100 rpm; and (c) on uphill terrain (9.25% grade) at 60 and 80 rpm. The cyclists exercised for 1 min at their maximal aerobic power. The… 

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