Electromyography (EMG) analysis support the bike fitting process revealing muscles (quads, hams, glutes) activation during cycling. In this session EMG (see fig.1) revealed a decreased strength at left glute compared to right glute. This has impact on pedal stroke as you can see in fig.2 where is shown circa 30 watts difference between right and left pedal stroke.
How to tempt people to leave their car at home getting points reward for each cycling ride.
Have a look at your saddle, if you notice worn out aspects or even a mild change in shape, it's time to change your saddle. Old saddles can give a false comfortable sensations but changes in shape can trigger adaptive postural and muscular activations, decreasing performances and increasing the risk of injury.
Is caffeine enhancing muscular strength and endurance when performing resistance exercises? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-018-0997-y
Epic, brutal and short climb in London. For who loves climbing!
Interesting paper by R.Verma et al.reviewed by Paul Visntini on bikefit parameters and how they related to comfort and pain, as well as fatigue, muscle activation, pedal force, centre of pressure (COP) and cadence.
Study: Aerodynamic drag in cycling pelotons
Think twice before getting a tatoo. Tatoos may have an impact on thermoregulation and potentially performance, especially in hot conditions.
Thanks Maurie Joe Luetkemeier, Joseph Michael Hanisko; Kyle Mathiew Aho and Asker Jeukendrup for the info graph.
A good sleep is very important to perform well. This is a useful task list to follow to enhance sleeping.
Recognising, identifying and following a pelvic instability cycling pattern, thanks Curtis Cramblett
Massimo Monticelli, osteopath intrigued by manual therapies with passion for cycling, biomechanics and bike fitting.