Body movement analysis is a bike fitting phase to collect information that together with physical evaluation often explain asymmetries in movements, sensorimotor differences and imbalances in muscle mass. In this case a functional leg length difference affect the pelvis stability/movement.
There has been a lot of chatting and debating about Thibaut Pinot compressed position, lower saddle during the Tour of the Alps. Changes in the training workload and preparation have had an impact on the saddle position for some pro-cyclists. It is important to remind that from a clinical point of view, lowering the saddle increase quadriceps activation and subsequentially pressure at the knee. Actually lowering the saddle increase the risk of patellofemoral knee pain. You can read more on this at Sella più bassa? Comanda la ricerca (disperata) di forza - bici.PRO
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Thanks to Massimo Iafisco for reporting this article to me.
What impact can have an imbalanced workload? Muscle fatigue, risk of injury, stress are some of the factors needed to measure to manage exercise workload. Thanks to Dr. Alison Grimaldi
Load management is not just doing less | Read more (dralisongrimaldi.com)
Distribution of body weight on the bike improves sustainability, performance and reduce discomforts and risk of injuries.
Massimo Monticelli, osteopath intrigued by manual therapies with passion for cycling, biomechanics and bike fitting.